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Malta National Aquarium
St Paul's Bay
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Located in the locality Saint Paul Il Bahar (the north of the island), the aquarium is very nice.

What makes it different?

1 / It is first the staging.

The staging beyond original is well thought out.

Indeed, one thinks oneself on the edge of a shipwrecked at the bottom of the water.

These are replicas, but there are also some finds from the Mediterranean.

2 /Flora and fauna.

The exhibition brings light to the underwater world: Dingli Cliff, The Blue Grotto, the neighboring islands.

Different species, shark tunnel, insects, and amphibians.

We also present species coming from elsewhere: The Red Sea, the Indian Ocean etc.

3 / The aquarium is very committed to preserving species and researching the underwater world.

There is a cell that deals with that.

Fun workshops are also organized with a program for the day.

Thus one can attend to nourish the piranhas, or explanations on the octopuses (how they eat, how many brains, heart etc).

The visit does not last very long.

Approximately 1h - 1.30h, which is enough when accompanied by young children (except if they already know a lot about the marine world).

The surroundings of the aquarium

There is a promenade with a children's playground.

A café, a restaurant, a swimming pool. This is Café del Mar (which is part of the same complex).


The locality is in the north of the island.

It is known for its great beaches. And hotel complexes or tourist residences.

It is a large seaside resort.

Usually, in terms of tourism, it is rather a family tourism, because the place proposes many activities addressed to families with children (large or small).

The locality St Paul is a little out of the way.

It takes about 30 minutes of public transport from St Julians, Sliema or Valetta.


For further information about opening hours, or how to get there by public transport, please visit the official website on :