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“Good walk-through with fish around”

Oceanografic Valencia
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Ranked #8 of 275 things to do in Valencia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Oceanogràfic of Valencia is the biggest aquarium in Europe. It is located in the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències. This place faithfully reproduces the most important marine ecosystems.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The different pavilions were well-designed and spaced, the different types of birds to do with water (unusual species of duck with furry brown heads, flamingos, pelicans) were a good inclusion, but the underground aquarium while it gave a special feel of being immersed with the aquatic life, did not have large species, only smaller types like leopard sharks. The Genoa Aquarium which I would rate No. 1 is far larger, more ecologically at one with the sea, and had the best coral, colorful and lively, on display. Even Osaka's Kaiyukkan had the giant stingray and an octopus. Oceanographic is less dramatic and spectacular but there were good write-ups in English on related topics eg the Bermuda Triangle and how women are more suited to deep sea diving for pearls (Japan) because of their endurance of lower temperatures - interesting info!
However, the restaurants on the premises did not have attractive food. Signage on elevators to the caverns should be more prominent as I climbed up and down steep stairs before discovering lifts in some obscure corner. Prices are too high, almost 30 euros per adult.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The aquarium is very good. Definitely worth a visit. The surrounding buildings at the City of Arts and Sciences are worth seeing as well- inspiring and amazing. The Science Museum is next to the oceanarium.

The web site for Oceanografic shows a limited number of discounts available (e.g. for groups or pensioners etc), but we were able to use our one-way long distance Renfe train tickets from a few days ago for a 10% discount (Barcelona-Valencia) http://www.cac.es/home/promociones/ gives you some other promotions/discounts which you might be able to use.

Thank Indulis
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is probably the top attraction in Valencia: a great series of acquariums and enclosures showing marine life.
The main draw are the two giant walkways where you can walk underneath sharks and other attractive animals.
But we also liked the aviaries and the imaginative architecture.
If you can only visit one attraction in Valencia make it this one. It is not cheap but worth every penny.

Thank nielshartgers
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

entrance fees are a bit high (around 30€) but it is worth it. They have different habitats to see many kind of fishes, birds, dolphins and belugas. There are several restaurants and nice areas to relax - a totaly recommended place to spend time with the whole family (and learn a few amazing things!)

Thank Lexinomia
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

ok this is part of a whole modern park building - you need at least 2 hours to visit - it is quite modern and cool - inside the park things are well marked - outside with all the buildings things are marked so well. the restaurant in the oceanograpic is great because it is like you are in the aquarium. very cool - would be a great place if you were there in the heat of the summer

Thank d k
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