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Sao Paulo Aquarium

Rua Huet Bacelar, 407 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04275-000, Brazil
(11) 2273-5500
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As featured in Sao Paulo for young kids
Ranked #84 of 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the São Paulo Aquarium is always a hit with the kids. The self-proclaimed... more » Owner description: Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the São Paulo Aquarium is always a hit with the kids. The self-proclaimed largest aquarium in Latin America contains more than 300 species of marine life. Daily 9am-6pm « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

2 little girls are still talking about the mermaids. They want to go back and ask them their names, becaue they were too shy and amazed when they saw them during our visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

I was hopping to see a better project of the aquarium since São Paulo is one of the biggest cities in Brazil. Not easy to get there if you are not a local. If you been in another good aquariums around the world, like the one in London for example, do not waste your time here!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Yes, you can see very pretty fish there, really, and sharks, and the inner space is very well designed. It is a nice place to visit. ANy way I didn´t find it should cost so much! Try to go when they offer some discount! Also, it´s far from the subway station some 400 meters, in the middle of a residential... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The São Paulo Aquarium is a nice afternoon adventure. It's small, but actually quite nice inside. Be aware that MANY school children can sometimes tour - if you know when school vacations are I'd suggest going then, BUT avoid local holidays when the place will be crammed! Most signage of course is in Portuguese as it should be, but even... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Could be not so easy to go there but it is a good experience for a family program. You can not compare the aquarium with others like in USA or Europe but you will like it. I recommend to bring snacks and drinks for the kids.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have been there with my child, and I was very impressed. The aquariums are huge, and it is very focused on the native species. It a great place for who loves fishing, get some tips and some knowledge about what to fish in Brazil.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

You would not expect it, but it is a well organized Aquarium with a good variety of species. It is a little bit too expensive, but it is a good experience for the kids. Quite hard to find because it is in a residential area, but you can even go by sub-way (Station Santos-Imigrantes) if you are willing to walk... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Little bit expensive, bur it's nice. My stepson always asks to go there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The only one Aquarium in the city. Very modern and with the same quality of those very good ones on the beaches of Guarujá and Santos.They used to have a dinosaur exhibition, too. I don't know if it is still in operation. Everyone who goes there loves it. It is worth your money.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The outside is beautiful, but the inside is too dark and tacky. The glasses are dark, so you can't see the animals very well. You would feel sorry for the giant fish imprisoned in small aquariums, and for the crocodile in a glassy bright box, so different from its natural habitat. In the end there is a room about pre-historic... More

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