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Malta National Aquarium

#2 of 14 things to do in Qawra Features Animals
Triq It-Trunciera | St. Paul's Bay, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB1500, Malta
+356 2258 8146
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The Malta National Aquarium project is spread over approximately 20,000 square meters and comprises a public aquarium, a public landscaped belvedere at promenade level, a multi storey car park, facilities for local dive schools, catering facilities including a beach club, a merchandise outlet and a tourist information kiosk. The public aquarium has 41 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese islands. The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indian Ocean, including eight black tip sharks, horn sharks, rays, eels and other exotic species. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range. All tanks are expertly themed to replicate the underwater environment. Additional features of the public aquarium include a class room facility, interpretation, touch pools, a temporary exhibition space, veterinary and quarantine facilities, etc. The national aquarium is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish. The adjacent promenade provides additional recreation facilities for pedestrians including a children's play area. The Malta National Aquarium has a car park with a capacity for 140 cars. Our Location: The Malta National Aquarium is situated in the northeast of the island in a town called Qawra which forms part of St. Pauls bay. In this touristic hotspot one can find many Hotels, bars, restaurants and a casino all forming part of the unique resort location in the Maltese Islands. Qawra is also the site of one of the many towers built by the Knights of St. John. Qawra Tower is now a restaurant. Qawra is also well known as the "touristy" area of Malta due to the many bars, restaurants. Casinos and clubs are also a major part of this small town. Distance from Qawra to: Airport : 22 KM Mellieha : 8 KM St. Julians to Qawra: 12 KM Valletta to Qawra: 17 KM
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Triq It-Trunciera | St. Paul's Bay, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB1500, Malta
+356 2258 8146
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great little aquarium. All sorts of fish plus some reptiles and amphibians. It is map out by different seas of the world and great fun. They give a small talk at feeding time, which we found very interesting. A good place and...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good and informative .feeding was good to watch but the guide needs to push the adults back and get the kids to the front

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am always sceptical about public aquariums, having worked in the industry and seen some really poor examples. However, this National Aquarium of Malta is really quite good. It is wheelchair accessible (even as a solo traveller) and even in a wheelchair it is easy...More

Thank PhotoColin
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a good price, nice place to visit and great place for all (couples, families, kids, adults, etc).

2  Thank Beki K
Reviewed 5 days ago

The children loved this aquarium which showed alot of variety of fish. There was a talk and feeding time of some of the fish when we were there which was interesting.

Thank judith b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to come here on the last day of our holiday and found it totally enjoyable. Lots of species to see and a good couple of hours fun. They seemed very serious about conservation which was wonderful and it was great to see the...More

Thank Georgia P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Our visit coincided with feeding times which was really worth being present for as the staff were very knowledgable and explained everything very well. Our son (5) really enjoyed it and it's well worth a visit. The aquarium also contains a...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The aquarium (with a €3 discount ticket) are reasonable at just under €10 for an adult. The aquarium is quite small, but they do have a decent array of displays/tanks. Unfortunately our trip didn't coincide with any of the feeding times, but I'm sure that...More

Thank CBW209
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staying in Qawra we wanted to get out of the sun for a while. The Aquarium is a new structure. Clever arrangement of tanks and a good showing of fish and curiously insects, spiders, lizards. Perhaps the best feature is the delight of sitting out...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Aquarium on a recent family holiday to Qawra and I have to say it was fantastic and really worth a visit. we had 3 Euro discount vouchers which it seems you can get easily as we had loads, i think for a...More

Thank Emma H
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barrie s
How do you get to use pool area. If you do not want to go back to aquarium
3 May 2017|
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Response from MAquarium | Property representative |
Thank you for your email the pool area has a separate entrance so you can go directly to the poo area. Thank you Mark
Maria W
Is there a bus that goes from Mellieha to here?
28 April 2017|
Response from aotusdan | Property representative |
Hello, best one is number 221 but also X1 goes there. Many thanks.