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“Good family attraction”

Malta National Aquarium
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$14.09*
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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
Kilkenny Ireland
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“Good family attraction”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great to visit with children - everyone loves a good aquarium and this is a good one - dont forget to have a lovely meal in the great eating area outside

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“What's under the water?”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

A trip to the relatively new National aquarium is a MUST DO on your holiday or if you live in Malta. The mysteries that surrounding Maltese seas and beyond are excellently displayed .... The Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs, st Paul sIsland, the Grand Harbour, Gozo, the Oceans of the World, the Red Sea, Caribbean and Indian Oceans .......submarines, ghost wrecks..... How sharks are bred. It is all here. Go see.

Visited July 2014
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Kildare
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“Very expensive for what you get”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Aquarium exhibit ok but found admission charge very expensive for what you got.
A lot of other tours in malta better value for money eg. The open top bus tours and cruises.

Visited July 2014
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Edinburgh
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“Swimming with dolphins”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

I couldn't believe it - I actually swam with dolphins. It was amazing and a chance in a lifetime I didn't expect to get.

Visited June 2014
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Value”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Reduced price for over 60's. You need to ask as it was not advertised. The exhibition begins as soon as you get in. Brilliant displays, very helpful staff. Very discreet as they do not "pounce" on you. If you have any questions they will help.Lots of seating. Upstairs is a restaurant with reasonable prices or you can sit outside and enjoy the views while the children play.
On the whole it was very good value for money.

Visited June 2014
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