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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 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
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Irvine, California
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank vsalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

you will be impressed to know the habitat of animals from around the world . The beauty of the visit is with the polar bears .

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Thank Fernando N
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Great aquarium. It can be a bit pricey, but it has a lot of diversity and animals worth the price (also when you think about how much it costs to maintain Polar Bears..... the price is justifiable).

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Thank Raquel A
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This is a big aquarium with a mixture of freshwater, saltwater and land animals. Once you get to a bunch of stairs, climb up them and you will find some Brazilian animals. The new exhibit is very nice and features: meerkat, Colbus monkey, lemur, flying fox, Python , kangaroo, echinda, wombat, fur seal and polar bear.

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