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Sao Paulo Aquarium

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Address: Rua Huet Bacelar 407 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04275-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 11 2273-5500
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the...

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

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Enjoyable Aquarium

I was looking for a place to relax after a long work week. Aquariums always seem to help clear my head. This one had a nice mix of fish, reptiles, and even had penguins! I love... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 14, 2016
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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The alleys as well as the aquariums are really small. Not much variety of fish, somber and crowded atmosphere. Not worth the money at all

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

However great space for animals, will always be small. Give sorry to see sharks swimming in circles when we know that they need to swim to stay alive. When I went to the site, for a long time, there was a show with women dressed in mermaid swimming in a pond with fish. Horrible.

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Thank Luciano N
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is much bigger than you'd expect. I thought this would be a quick 30 min adventure but our visit took about 2 hours. Besides many fish species, this aquarium also houses animals from other continents like wombats, kangaroos, monkeys, bats, penguins and polar bears. Take some time for the polar... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The place was really crowded and the attractions (rides) are for small kids. They have quite a lot of animals, but the place could use some eye candy. It lacks 'charm'. The souvenir stores don't offer appealing products and the displays seem rather forgotten and could use an upgrade. For kids it may be alright and fun, but for grown-ups... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Small for an aquarium, far from the center and main areas of the city, difficult to get to without a car (parking lot carged extra...). there were several kinds of fish and "water-related" animals, but also some that are REALLY not expected in an aquarium.... bats, hyenas, kangaroos, monkeys... It was a little too dark (and yes, I understand the... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a place to relax after a long work week. Aquariums always seem to help clear my head. This one had a nice mix of fish, reptiles, and even had penguins! I love penguins! I visited at 1:30pm and it was not crowded at all. The ticket for an adult is $R 80

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Thank Eric B
Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I was there 4 years ago and came back now. It is a great experience for anyone in any age. Different animals and attractions. Very good.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

If I tell you I saw bats here will you believe me it is an aquarium?. Well I saw them and it was kind of surreal because it was so odd. It a nice place but little for an aquarium, not very accesible if you don't have a car and ludicrously expensive. I just have to say it's no where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is a great fun for children. After the aquarium there are other animals to see. This adventure begins as though you are going on an airplane to visit other countries. You walk through the security gate past a virtual stewardess. The children loved the two hours exploring the animals, especially the polar bear with his man made snow.

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Thank B B
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Nice excursion with the kids . Good structure, with parking and cafeteria. It is very large and take more than 1 hour to visit all the areas and animals . Wide variety of marine and terrestrial animals. The kids go crazy. Also a nice option for the rainy days because the place is covered. As it has a long way... More 

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