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Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian

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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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To start with you go through a museum of the area which is interesting if your into local history. After that you get to see the sea life. Nicely laid out displays with seating by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great exposition with detailed and interesting explanations. We took an audio guide and never regretted.

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Las Palmas, España
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

San Sebastian is a great city, no doubt. But the aquarium is not a reason to visit this beautiful city (as is Monterey, CA (USA)). But if you have never been at an aquarium, or by chance your taking a walk with your kids around the old town area, MAYBE you can consider the visit. Inside, old ships models, old... More 

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Thank Fernando_MdD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great aquarium that celebrates and educates visitors on the sea-faring history of the Basque people, and San Sebastián itself. Cantabric sea creatures were beautiful to see up close in the huge tank, the kids (5&7) thought it was amazing. Well worth spending an hour or two.

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Thank Sam W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To start with you go through a museum of the area which is interesting if your into local history. After that you get to see the sea life. Nicely laid out displays with seating by the bigger tanks for those that want sit and spend a bit more time watching the fish. As aquariums go it's pretty standard but still... More 

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Thank Lee K
Stavanger, Norway
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to escape from the heat after enough days on the beach and this place was a bullseye! The kids did learn great deal and loved to sea all the fish. Still: 39 Euro for a family of four is kind of stiff...

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium itself is a delight. It starts with a history of fishing in San Sebastian and then progresses to some lovely tanks of fish including a covered walkway that entertained our toddler for almost 45 minutes in total. The toilets are awful - when I visited there was no toilet paper in any of the stalls nor any soap... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic aquarium and more! Lots of history and exhibits to enjoy. Amazing walk through tunnel and tropical fish aquarium. Great rainy day activity.

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Thank Charlotte S
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The three star rating is more a reflection of the price (48 euros for little more than an hour for a family) and the bottleneck entry via the lift at the start. Informative and interesting maritime section at the start, before eventually getting to the fish. Great selection of fish, although it was a shame that the touch tank was... More 

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Skokloster, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Half of the aquarium consists of history telling you about whalehunting, pirates/privateers etc. and the other half of different species from the ocean. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Hexan71
Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium is a short walk from the old town and definitely deserves a few hours of your time. In addition to the fish, there are exhibits about the maritime history of the Basque country. The tanks are quite large and can contain a variety of fish in very natural looking surroundings. The beauty and special adaptions of these species... More 

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