This is a history of being built during the Austrian era as a fort in 1886 called Fort Verudela. Today this started to become an aquarium in 2002, and has evolved into tow levels now and has 60 pools for sea life. WE did not go inside because of little time. The entry is around $8 and it looks like they still are in process of promoting the sites. It states to be open 10-6 off season and 9-10Pm during summer months.
The kids LOVED it. It's not spectacular but it's got it's own character and very lovely staff who are enthusiastic. There's a "turtle hospital". Sick turtles are cared for and once they are well and ready they are released back into the sea. Some of them may have to put up with a glorified paddling pool but the intentions are there and it's a very serious business. Unfortunately the animal welfare doesn't spread across - despite our strong protests and arguements one eager member of staff gave our 6 year old a baby crab, as a present. Our intention was to release him into the sea but unfortunately we ended up holding a funeral for "Tommy The Crab"... so parent beware!