I was surprised by the first two floors which are a history of the town and really put everything in context. From trade and rowing to the notoriously vivacious local women. The aquarium was great. I especially enjoyed the big tank where stingrays and sharks zoom by inches from your head. The fish all look healthy and well cared for, which is very important. Worth a visit, especially on a rainy day.
I came here to see how the place would be different from other Aquariums around the world and I was not let down. The location is wonderful and the staff was really helpful.
The top floor of the aquarium was more of a naval/fishing museum which detailed the history of San Sebastián as a fishing port. It was quite educational and interesting to find out more about the history of this beautiful city. Can imagine that it used to be quite a bustling fishing port.The lower floor houses the aquarium which has many marine life that we've not seen coming from Asia. Being divers ourselves, this was particularly interesting to us. We saw many stingrays, eels, Sharks (the two bull sharks were a surprise and so beautiful) and even a turtle. Do not miss the final exhibition right at the exit as it shows baby sharks being hatched out of their sacs. Good aquarium!
It is right along the waterfront so you get to see local fishing boats as you approach. A good sized museum that doesn't take all day to enjoy.
This isn´t a huge acquarium but it is well put together and has a little bit of everything. It´s nice that they added a section on how the fishing influenced the culture of the Vasque people. The tunnel is the highlight, with two big bull sharks roaming around.
I don't have kids, but we saw lots of parents taking theirs and kids were really enjoying all the museum. It is really well thought and has sharks in a big tunnel aquarium, amazing even for us, not kids anymore.
The aquarium is placed next to the arbor and is very well organized. I specially enjoyed the central tank with it´s tunnel that gives an excellent view of the fish swimming all over. The price could be better
What a wonderful aquarium...intimate yet filled with all sorts of adventure. The museum has lots of historic reference, the Basque are prolific seamen and fisherman, and the aquarium itself is intriguing and personal. Viewing the sharks and stingrays in the tunnel is fascinating! It's the perfect place no matter your age!
An amazing aquarium with fish swimming all around you and such a variety of sea life to look at. Plus there is a wonderful exhibit of the nautical history of the Basque.
I just decided to go there after a stranger in the bus told me I should go (Thank you stranger !:)) I really liked the aquarium, especially the glass tunnels with fish swimming just above your head. The building is overlooking the water, so you also have nice views of the outside. The collection starts with an exposition with ships and then continues with the actual aquarium. One hour or one hour and a half should be enough to have a look around (I guess it may take longer if you have kids).
We had one morning in San Sebastian that the weather wasn't ideal so we decided to go to the aquarium. They did a great job of presenting some of the history of the city without getting boring and have a ton of fish that you can see. There were a lot of families there but I would say it's great if you have kids or not!
Very well laid out with maritime history areas. There is a walkway through the largest aquarium tank with fish and sharks swimming all around the tunnel of glass. Well done!
Great visit for kids. Although have to walk through all the boats, whaling stuff first....before you get to the actual aquarium. For adults, they would find this section more interesting. Has everything you need of an aquarium and decent gift shop too. Can get a taxi to drop you right at the front entrance.
it aint the biggest aquarium in the world, but it sure is the coolest. great location on the side of a cliff basically, great architecture. great place. the museum part that is linked is really interesting as well. its never seemed crowded because of the way it is designed.
The aquarium is a modern one and well stocked. it is located near the harbor which is also worth a visit. Kids will love but adults will not get bored either (well I didn;t)