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“aquarium great”

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
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“aquarium great”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

now this sited on the sea front about ten mins walk fr hotel canifor' and is new , a good day out plenty off things to see

Visited May 2014
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“compared to others in any country”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I liked every thing that is there to see, I asked them to make numbers on the fish tanks correspond to the booklet they give you.

Visited February 2014
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“Nice attraction”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Never been to an attraction like this before and I was pleasantly surprised.Great selection of fish and sea life, very friendly and well informed staff,you can even have a meal.Very enjoyable experience.

Visited May 2014
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“Lovely Outing”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Variety of tropical fish in glass tanks and pools, lots of information on the different species of fish, an arched walk through where you could watch the fish swim over your head including sharks and rays. Gift shop and photo opportunities. Suitable for adults and children an interesting and informative visit if you like fish.

Visited May 2014
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The aquarium has helpful and knowledgeable staff to add to your enjoyment of this attraction. It has tanks featuring local fish as well as tropical varieties. A good place to spend an enjoyable couple of hours out of the sun and crowds!

Visited May 2014
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