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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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$342*
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4,5 stars

The more positive reviews are definitely the right ones. We enjoyed it a lot - a family of 2 adults and 2 small children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When you begin the tour, it starts off with a museum that details the history of seafaring, shipbuilding, naval trade, fishing, and whaling in the area (and throughout the Basque country in general). This includes a full whale skeleton hanging between the 1st and 2nd floors, which is quite something to look at. I could tell some of the other... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Once inside I spent the first 20 minutes wondering whether I had taken a wrong turn and entered the naval museum instead of the aquarium. Perhaps this additional content helped justify the slightly inflated price for visiting such an exhibit. I noticed that kids were getting the most out of the aquariums but for me there was no wow factor.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The more positive reviews are definitely the right ones. We enjoyed it a lot - a family of 2 adults and 2 small children.

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Bordeaux, France
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188 reviews 188 reviews
74 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We really enjoyed this visit. Some displays of historical items about the fishing industry in San Sebastian, and then the aquarium. Several viewing tanks, a walk thru tunnel with the fish all around you. Very nice place to visit for young and old.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This aquarium is located just across the harbour with a superb view over San Sebastian bay. The first two floors are dedicated to naval/maritime history of the region and is therefore quite strange to see when you expect fish tanks (but very interesting, although kids would not really like everything I suppose). For the fish tanks part, it's lovely, great... More 

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went on Friday to the aquarium, I didn't even know it existed but my wife had done a little research and wanted to go. We arrived outside it and the cue was 50metres out the door, so I thought this must be top class attraction. As we entered the building about to pay I seen a massive poster stating... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was my first visit in such aquarium and it was a wonderful experience. The ticket price of 12 euros seem reasonable and if you are a student you get discounts as well. At a deposit of 2 euro they also provide with headphones where you can listen to the stories related to the museum and the objects. The view... More 

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Manchester
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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