We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Attractions (1361)
Activities (681)
Nightlife (1358)
Shopping (147)

Andalucia - Zoos & Aquariums

All
Cultural
Landmarks
Museums
Outdoors
Sports
Performances
Amusement
Zoos & Aquariums
Name
Ranked #1 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Map | Visitor photos (17)
Ranked #2 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Owner description: The Butterfly Park ʚιɞ of Benalmadena is over 2,000 m2 the largest space dedicated to the butterflies in Europe. The building... more » Owner description: The Butterfly Park ʚιɞ of Benalmadena is over 2,000 m2 the largest space dedicated to the butterflies in Europe. The building was built in butterfly Thailand style what has been an added difficulty to the inherent complexity of the project. To give the building authenticity many building materials and decorative elements were brought directly from Thailand. The blue tiles covering the pagoda entrance hall were made in that color expressly in Chiang Mai for the butterfly, and is the original tile that is traditionally used in the temples of Thailand. Thailand style choice for the building has been motivated by several factors 1.- Aesthetic and conceptual harmony with Tibetan Temple located near the Butterfly. The Buddhist philosophy is consistent with what we suggest butterflies (beauty, serenity, silence). In Asia, the butterfly symbolizes the soul and spirituality. 2.- It was in Asia, particularly in China where it started 4,000 years ago butterfly farming for silk production and later in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia for display in captivity. The flight of the butterfly area is a tropical garden conservatory of over 900 m2 and 8 m in height where they fly between 1,500 and 2,000 butterflies of exotic species originating in tropical areas worldwide. Throughout the year you can see more than 150 different species. 70% of individuals that fly in the butterfly are produced in-house and 30% is imported from their homelands. Benalmadena Butterfly Park We paid particular attention to the naturalization of the garden so that visitors feel immersed in the habitat of these species. The garden is designed as an open space to provide a clear visual as natural as possible. The main difficulty of this project is the climate, because for the life of these species require very specific environmental conditions (24-28 º C and 70% relative humidity) difficult to maintain in this size. Garden maintenance is also difficult because it could not use any plant protection product pest control must be performed manually or by biological control. The Butterfly is a private initiative that has, from the outset with the support of the City of Benalmadena by transferring the soil. Imago Dracaena SL is the entity behind the project and is composed of Jose Antonio Plaza (employer) and Asuncion Gomez (veterinary). The company also has another unique butterfly garden and butterfly farm in Europe, North Entomology Centre, both in the Canaries. The butterfly is a zoo in every sense of the word. The main difference from other parks is that working with animals that have a lifespan of two weeks, so it is a very dynamic zoo where the population is completely renewed every 15 days. The other aspect that sets us apart from other zoos is logically direct contact with the public. The butterflies are flying around visitors and it is possible to directly observe their behaviour. This is what is called zoo immersion which means that the visitor is immersed in the habitat of animals is meant to minimise or conceal the visual barriers between the public and animals. As zoo we have a commitment to conservation and education and so we will work closely with schools preparing classrooms in nature and seminars in their own butterfly. The butterfly adds to the vast range of existing parks and on the Costa del Sol Benalmadena confirmed as a key destination for family leisure and nature. « less
Map | Visitor photos (78)
Roquetas de Mar Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar)
Ranked #3 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Category: Aquariums

Roquetas de Mar Aquarium Address: Avenida Reino de España, s/n. One of the principal tourist attractions of Roquetas de Mar is its Aquarium. There is a very large tank where one... more »

Map | Visitor photos (18)
Zoo Cordoba (Cordoba)
Ranked #4 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Map | Visitor photos (42)
Sea Life Aquarium (Benalmadena)
Ranked #5 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Category: Aquariums

Sea Life Aquarium   Sea Life Aquarium is located in Puerto Marina and shows a large number of fish species that can be found in the Costa del Sol. There are more than 30 different... more »

Map | Visitor photos (81)
Ranked #6 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Category: Zoos
Map | Visitor photos (39)
Pena Escrita (Nevada)
Ranked #7 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Category: Zoos; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Map | Visitor photos (8)
Ranked #8 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Category: Aquariums
Visitor photos (2)
Ranked #9 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Map
Ranked #10 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Map | Visitor photos (12)
MundoPark (Guillena)
Ranked #11 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Aquarium Almunecar (Almunecar)
Ranked #12 of 13 Zoos & Aquariums in Andalucia
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Trusted travel advice about Andalucia