The National Aquarium of Malta is one of the biggest and the most unusual museums of Malta. Opened in the year 2013 the Aquarium has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country due to unique collection of marine inhabitants living there and a lot of entertainments.
Besides, the Aquarium is interesting from architecture point of view: its building is designed in the form of starfish, seamlessly blending modern and natural shapes. Its territory occupies almost 20.000 square meters and comprises 26 water tanks with 175 species of marine inhabitants. An observation deck offering marvelous sea panorama is located near the building.
The Central tank of the Aquarium is the biggest – its diameter is almost 12 metres and it is designed in the form of a tunnel so that you can see the fishes from the closest distance. Visitors of this tank can walk around sharks, rays, sea eels, starfishes and other exotic inhabitants of the Indian Ocean.
The other 25 ones are thematically divided: there are tanks of reptiles, amphibians, fishes that are endemics of the Maltese coast, the Mediterranean fishes, insects etc. Design of the tanks closely replicates the sea bottom.