Malta National Aquarium, Qawra

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Experience an underwater world without getting wet at Malta National Aquarium. The aquarium displays a range of marine species, from fish commonly found around Malta, to exotic creatures from distant oceans. All tanks are designed to recreate natural habitats, and the main tank has a walk-through tunnel that puts you face-to-face with sharks and rays. Kids can learn about marine ecosystems and have fun in the play area. The aquarium also features a restaurant and parking lot, and all the facilities are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Take a look at our Qawra tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Malta National Aquarium and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Absolutely loved it, a great place to spend a few hours in the cool entertaining the kids. Loved the baby shark and string ray tanks.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Had previously been in other aquariums and I agree with the opinion of other comments that this is nothing super spectacular. It is a cozy, well decorated, lit and heated, but modest aquarium in comparison with other... The tanks are not very large (except of tunnel - waist up - and another view of the same that you arrive later from another room) and most of the fish are fairly common, gray type, rather than bright colors. The price is not exorbitant (€12.90) but I think that even you could fit more what offers: us calmly watching all the polls, finished the tour in 30 minutes.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We visited with 6 children ranging from 1-8 and had a great time! We went early (I would recommend this as it got busy later on!) and had the place to ourselves. There was plenty to see and though it'...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    Didn't see the aquarium as only came in to use the cafe. It's beautiful. Amazing outside terrace and great drinks. Perfect service and no need to swim to grab a bite to eat/have a drink as was the reason we couldn't visit Cafe de mare next door. Worth a visit if you didn't bring your budgie smugglers for next door.
  • June 8, 2017
    Nice place to be away from sun for a while. Still it's warm in there in every case. Quite a lot to see, very exotic fishes and other tropical animals. Our four-year-old was a little bit scared about the darkness. We liked the family photograph taken there by photographer a lot, nice memory to have!
  • May 24, 2017
    Well structured and has pleasing atmosphere, but it is very small with no extra activities whatsoever to justify the ticket price. Although you can get it 3 euro cheaper when visiting other sites like the Popeye's Village or buying some tours. Try to visit at the times when they feed the fishes because it is more interesting to observe. We stayed in Sliema and found this place way too difficult to get to.
  • July 6, 2017
    Very nice facility. It offers restaurant as well. Entry costs a bit more than expected but it is worth it. Aquarium has plenty of exhibits, not only fish. We also found Dory. Kids will love it for sure.
  • June 23, 2017
    Interesting place for those who like sea world. There are many fishes, some sharks and other sea creatures. There is a small sector with reptiles and some spiders. The best part for me is the tunnel where sharks and other big fish are swimming above your head.

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Located in the region of Saint Paul's Bay, Qawra serves as a small seaside town. Stay at one of the many hotels built along the town's shore. Or, look farther into the heart of the city, where you'll find an area full of bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as the city's bus station.
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