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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Plaza De Carlos Blasco Imaz 1, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 943 44 00 99
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
3-Day San Sebastián City Break
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,359 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 145
  • 108
    Very good
  • 41
  • 5
  • 1
Much More than an Aquarium!

Great aquarium on bottom floor but upper floors have very interesting historical and geological histories of area and of the local whaling and fishing industry. Fossils, scale... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

Similar Things to Do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Add Photo Write a Review

1,359 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 300: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

I have visited many aquariums and I would rank this one among the best. They offer tremendous historical and cultural context and the collection is terrific. Find the time to fit this in.

Thank DrJRS
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

perfect place to amuse the family for one and half of hour. Its surprisingly well arranged. Kids loved it. pity they don't have some family discount.

Thank wlody
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
78 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is a must to visit if you are interested in diving and see life. It takes about an hour or hour and half. Just follow the arrows. Every part is interesting but the best part is the tunnel with sharks and different fish kinds are wondering at your side and above you. The ticket is 13 euros. Very... More 

Thank Khaled616
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Great for families. Wonderful historic perspective. All descriptions in multiple languages. Live aquatic life amazing.

Thank SusanC101574
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Fun place to visit for all ages. You start with history and work your way to actual fish tanks. Huge middle tank with rays, sharks, turtles, eels, amongst other fish. There is a tunnel where they swim above and below you. Definitely a good place to visit

Thank M G
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Better than expected. Lots of history included which made the experience better for the older folks.

Thank Grant S
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great aquarium on bottom floor but upper floors have very interesting historical and geological histories of area and of the local whaling and fishing industry. Fossils, scale models of ships, and lots more. Our daughter spent hours trying to touch the fish in the "petting zoo" area and especially loved watching the sting rays.

Thank spain4ayeardotcom
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend several hours in San Sebastian (especially if you need to escape the weather). There's not much I can say about the aquarium that isn't already on the internet except that we personally really enjoyed it. The underwater tunnel is fantastic and they have good/interesting information on all the exhibits - including in english, which is quite... More 

Thank WATripper
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Nice place to visit with the kids,adults also enjoyed. The fish aquarium was full and impressive. The old port and the bay view is great.

Thank Eranliam
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The aquarium includes historical ship models and history of the area as well as sea creatures from the area. The long walkway with fish over your head and around you is well worh the visit.

Thank MilesToGo

Travelers who viewed Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian also viewed

San Sebastian - Donostia, Province of Guipuzcoa
San Sebastian - Donostia, Province of Guipuzcoa
San Sebastian - Donostia, Province of Guipuzcoa
San Sebastian - Donostia, Province of Guipuzcoa

Been to Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?