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Address: Plaza De Carlos Blasco Imaz 1, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 943 44 00 99
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I came here to see how the place would be different from other Aquariums around the world and I was not let down. The location is wonderful and the staff was really helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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Manchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Nice for a one-off visit, but it's quite small and a little dull, offering nothing unique. Will keep kids occupied for a while, but it's nothing special.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was surprised by the first two floors which are a history of the town and really put everything in context. From trade and rowing to the notoriously vivacious local women. The aquarium was great. I especially enjoyed the big tank where stingrays and sharks zoom by inches from your head. The fish all look healthy and well cared for,... More 

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San Diego, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I came here to see how the place would be different from other Aquariums around the world and I was not let down. The location is wonderful and the staff was really helpful.

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Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The top floor of the aquarium was more of a naval/fishing museum which detailed the history of San Sebastián as a fishing port. It was quite educational and interesting to find out more about the history of this beautiful city. Can imagine that it used to be quite a bustling fishing port. The lower floor houses the aquarium which has... More 

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Davis, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It is right along the waterfront so you get to see local fishing boats as you approach. A good sized museum that doesn't take all day to enjoy.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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149 reviews 149 reviews
79 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This isn´t a huge acquarium but it is well put together and has a little bit of everything. It´s nice that they added a section on how the fishing influenced the culture of the Vasque people. The tunnel is the highlight, with two big bull sharks roaming around.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I don't have kids, but we saw lots of parents taking theirs and kids were really enjoying all the museum. It is really well thought and has sharks in a big tunnel aquarium, amazing even for us, not kids anymore.

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Faro, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The aquarium is placed next to the arbor and is very well organized. I specially enjoyed the central tank with it´s tunnel that gives an excellent view of the fish swimming all over. The price could be better

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Cooper City, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What a wonderful aquarium...intimate yet filled with all sorts of adventure. The museum has lots of historic reference, the Basque are prolific seamen and fisherman, and the aquarium itself is intriguing and personal. Viewing the sharks and stingrays in the tunnel is fascinating! It's the perfect place no matter your age!

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Ludlow, Vermont
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

An amazing aquarium with fish swimming all around you and such a variety of sea life to look at. Plus there is a wonderful exhibit of the nautical history of the Basque.

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