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Review of Malta National Aquarium

Malta National Aquarium
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Ranked #2 of 12 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
Sliema, Malta
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“Nice Modern and a very unique experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Good Staff. They had explained to us on each area about the fish that there where in each tank.
But for a family its quite a bit expensive. Well its worth to see it once you are in Malta. You need around 2 hours to see it all. Cameras are allowed but with no flash.

Visited October 2013
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Mellieha, Malta
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“Top Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The price tag of 12.90 for adults and 6 for kids may seem on the high side but i think it compares well with overseas attractions. The approach from the outside and inside are lovely and the architecture is tasteful and modern. The staff are very helpful and approach you while nearing individual aquaria and give good explanations about these amazing creatures both in English & Maltese (im not sure about other languages). The Aquaria themselves are amazing and extremely interesting and so is the whole experience. I also really liked the mural paintings and the submarine replica. Overall a great experience and would definately recommend it to anyone.

Visited October 2013
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“Quiet expensive to go as a family... but interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

It is a quiet good attraction for tourists to visit to understand the seas of Malta. Apart of fish various painting are there of the maltese culture.
But the cost is high which is a disadvantage to a family money wise.

Visited October 2013
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“Definitely worth visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

A well worthed experience, notwithstanding the relatively pricey entrance fee.
There a large selection of fish tanks with very friendly personnel who are ready to explain the biological facts of the tanks' inhabitants to whoever is interested. Walking through the tunnel with sharks swimming over your head is quite an experience too.
La Nave restaurant serves excellent fish in a lovely setting overlooking St Paul's Bay. Service is a bit slow however.
Would recommend a visit to the Aquarium to whoever is visiting the island.

Visited September 2013
Thank EIC
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San Pawl il-Baħar, null, Malta
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“Great place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

A must visit when in malta. Enjoy a great display of fish from all over the world in all shapes and sizes. Over 150 different types of fish

Visited September 2013
Thank Ian V
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