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Malta National Aquarium
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Qawra
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed 6 April 2018

super visit and great for groups, we had a wonderful time with our Swim team visit from Ireland, everyone was so friendly

Date of experience: March 2018
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"sea life"
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"behind the scenes"
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"gift shop"
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"shark eggs"
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"sharks and rays"
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"worth a visit"
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"rainy day"
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"different species"
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"couple of hours"
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"nice place to visit"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The Malta aquarium is medium sized and pretty well maintained. The descriptions 9f the fishes are OK but maybe lack deeper information. We made it too see the feeding in the big aquarium combined with a humorous short but informative talk from the guide. Pitty that there was no way for those that want to continue onwards too pass without interrupting. In general interesting aquarium that will take between 1 to 1,5 hours to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PhatJan
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Not a bad experience but definitely not worth the entry fee. It wasn’t too busy on our visit although half way through a tour guide was talking to a group of about 10 about the tanks. Unfortunately the guide blocked the entrance to the next section and did not ask the others to move to let people pass.
There is quite a fair bit to see.
I’m glad we did it the once but would not return again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sunny P
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Last Summer I headed out to the Malta Aquarium with my younger son.We had already been there before so we knew what to expect.. however we thought some more types of fish were added or we would see a shark being that on the previous visit there were baby sharks.however our visit was a similar experience.we were out before an hour had passed.could do with some fish updates

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Stephanie E
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

For the entry price this was very disappointing and poor vlue for money. It only took us 50 mins to walk round and we was taking it slowly.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Antony R
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