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“Mini Monterey”

Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian
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$240.01*
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3-Day San Sebastián City Break
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mini Monterey”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This aquarium is simple and astounding. Perfect for the pre teen. A bit of history, then beautiful fish. The large shark tank is very impressive

Visited June 2013
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Chris,
Thank you so much for your words and for sharing your experience with fellow travelers. It is important for us to know that you enjoy the visit to our Aquarium. Your words fill with pride us, and help us to improve the quality of our service.
You will always be welcome!
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Modiin
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Nice naval museum+aquarium”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Aquarium has two parts, first is an exhibition about local fishing and naval history. Then you get to the aquarium, which stands up to standards of famous ones like those in California.
English explanations exist on almost all dislays (unlike many other places in San-Sebastian).
Loved walking among the sharks that swim around you!

Visited June 2013
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We’d like to thank you for taking a few minutes to write your impression about your visit in our Aquarium and share your experience with fellow travelers. The Aquarium’s team works hard to make any visit interesting, rewarding and unforgettable. Your opinion is fundamental to improve the quality or our service.
Thank you. See you soon!
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Lots of fish, good history on fishing in the area”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Fishing history has some parts in English. Collection of fish quite varied and the large tank with the sharks is quite good.

Visited June 2013
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion about your recent visit. For us, is essential that the visitor goes with a good remembrance of the Aquarium. It´s the best way to keep us working hard.
Thank you!
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Good experience”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Having Lisbon's Oceanarium as reference, it's an inglorious task to review San Sebastian's Aquarium.
When you're well into 40 minutes inside the Aquarium, you might get the idea you'll end your visit without seeing any fish at all. I know I did. But the best part is due to the second half of the visit. First you are shown the kind of boats and ships and steamboats that the basque people (and spanish people in general) used throughout History to fish fish and conquer other continents. After that, you can see a lot of different species together in a big tank and separated from each other with a little explanation. Due to the museum's location, you're greeted with a great place to see San Sebastian's De La Concha bay and Santa Klara Island.

Visited June 2013
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear Alfonso,
Thanks for sharing your experience with fellow travelers. As you say you can see a museum of traditional vasque maritime fishing, with different commercial fishing systems, whale hunting history, fishing techniques… you can also see more than 5000 fishes from the Atlantic sea, a gigantic oceanarium with a 360 degrees tunnel, tropical aquariums with fascinating speces, an 18-metre-long mangrove, a coral reef, clown fishes…
You will always be welcome.
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“Good”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

A nice alternative for a rainy day. Enjoyed the displays. It's a fair walk from the center of town. The display of ship models and history of fishing was interesting.

Visited June 2013
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion about your recent visit. Our intention is to expand the traditional vasque maritime fishing, and to be sensitive and make aware to the society in the respect of the maritime environment.
You will always be welcome.
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