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“New aquarium”

Malta National Aquarium
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Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Qawra
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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
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“New aquarium”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

In the words of our 5 year old:

It was nice listening to the staff talking about the fish. They were very friendly and tried their best to answer all our questions.
We liked when the baby sharks inside the eggs were wiggling around, very interesting.
I liked the small colourful fishes and walking through the tunnel under the big sharks and stingrays!

We had a fantastic time and recommend you go and have a look!

Visited August 2013
Thank Macgither
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“How to spend your last day in Malta”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Glad there is another forum for this amazing aquarium. We visited a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it.
The staff are incredible, very well trained. Well done to all who worked on getting this up and running.
The shark eggs are a delight to watch, little ones swimming already.
Cannot wait to visit it again and see how the fish are all doing.
The building is a marvel on the outsdie and well designed inside. The paintings are woth a visit on their own.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We felt being charged full price when the aquarium wasn't quite fully up and running was a bit cheeky. We were informed of this at the till but you would have thought they would discount the price when some of the tanks and attractions were empty! Has the potential to be really good when everything is open! Enjoyed seeing the baby sharks being incubated and the turtles!

Visited August 2013
Thank Hannah M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent visit”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

we visited the aquarium last week and and really enjoyed the whole experience.
I was impressed with the way it has been designed and also the fabulous range of fish that you would never see up close like this .
The shark eggs were amazing
the staff were very knowledgeable and took the time to explain all the creatures to you
great day out
highly recommended

Visited August 2013
Thank susan f
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“really good”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

this ha only been open a few weeks. Excellent knowledgeable staff who explain about the different areas and types of fish etc.
A good way to fill a couple of hours. good value for money

Visited August 2013
Thank LDR53
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