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“Fun but small”
Review of Aquarium

Aquarium
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$236.01*
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3-Day San Sebastián City Break
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

The first floor was almost entirely the history of Basque fishing. The 2nd and the 3rd floors were the fish. The glass tunnel is amazing and a lot of fun. It is disorienting and you hit your head on the glass a lot if you aren't careful. It was small but a lot of fun. A positive was the helpful English descriptions throughout the place.

Thank Gina B
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"sea life"
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"rainy day"
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"main tank"
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"model ships"
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"huge tank"
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"different species"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

When you expect too much, you are sometimes disapointed. The place is well located, the fish are amazing, but I found it was too short of a visit for the price paid.

Thank wian555
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Aquarium D, Director General at Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

We are sorry that your expectations were not fulfilled. We try to offer a unique experience matching history, biology and leisure. Anyway we thank you very much for your opinión that encourage us to improve.

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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

Thank ChrisJ161
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!

Thank YosiKarl
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank Wine_Trip_Lover
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Aquarium D, Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián at Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 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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