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Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian

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Address: Plaza De Carlos Blasco Imaz 1, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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3-Day San Sebastián City Break
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Aquarium and History Museum

The facility starts with the history of how the port developed, like a little history museum. You will see various kind of fish. We've got a little discount by telling the hotel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small aquarium but nicely done. History of the area towards the ocean. Large variety of fish. Also, nice saltwater aquariums. Can be seen in a few hours. Excellent restaurants in area. Also, a nice walk around the mountain.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent experience. Interesting history and fantastic aquaria. Wonderful for adults and children.

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At such a steep price, I did expect a little more than what was offered. The first section was mostly information about the Martime - which I did not come for at all. Perhaps because it's independent it charges so much. Nothing special here to see... if you go to Donostia and you don't go to the Aquarium you'll still... More 

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Thank firegirlWM
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this aquarium many times. It is very beautiful and has nice views on the see and the city. Also there area outside is very nice to take a walk.

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Thank Natalia K
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58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The facility starts with the history of how the port developed, like a little history museum. You will see various kind of fish. We've got a little discount by telling the hotel that we are visiting the aquarium. The hotel gave us a stamped brochure which you need to give it at the ticket counter. Nice for small children, they... More 

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san francisco
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This aquarium has lots of historical exhibits about how people have used the resources of the sea in this area for hundreds of years, in addition to the sea life you expect to see at an aquarium. Kids will especially love walking through the tube and seeing big sharks swimming over their heads. We were there just after Christmas, and... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend and it took us about 1 1/2 hours to go through, I would allow more time if you like to read through all the history. This aquarium is good for all ages as it has a lot of history about the fishing industry before you walk through and see the fish. It was a... More 

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Thank Justen78
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

we visited this aquarium and it was open only at 10 am. as we was bit early we had a little walk on the clean and beautiful beach took some photos around. it was 12 euro for person and with the voucher from the hotel we got little discount. at the entrance the was a museum with all boat and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

It's very well laid out. You need to pass through displays showing information about the regions history in order to get to the fish tanks! You can't help but learn about the region. The display of the whale skeleton was amazing. The fish tanks are well organised with information in Basque, Spanish, French and English. There are benches available for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have visited many aquariums and I would rank this one among the best. They offer tremendous historical and cultural context and the collection is terrific. Find the time to fit this in.

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