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Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian

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Plaza De Carlos Blasco Imaz 1, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 44 00 99
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Plaza De Carlos Blasco Imaz 1, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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Reviewed 2 days ago

First off, the fish parts of this aquarium are outstanding - especially the large centrepiece with walk-through tunnel etc. But I was very impressed with the exhibition, first aquarium i have been to that had an exhibition on boats & shipping, history of the association...More

Thank stevoster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The aquarium in San Sebastian is wonderful, but is very much a an aquarium in 2 parts. The upstairs is dedicated to naval history, shipping, whaling, and the whale trade in the Basque country - with a number of fascinating models of ships. A lot...More

Thank davidtinney
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We easily spent a couple of hours here, it was a quiet day (mid week in October) so we could sit and watch the amazing array of marine life. The exhibition is well worth spending time in too.

Thank Roz N
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This aquarium/museum is right in the heart of town, on the waterfront, in an old fort. Definitely worth a visit. The naval history goes from early Basque sailor days to the present (a Basque sailor finished Magellan's trip for him after he died enroute). There...More

Thank PelicansFly
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We saw the model boats first, including some that explored the history of whaling (one of mankind’s worst maritime deeds). The shell collections followed but the highlight was the aquarium. The tanks were so clean and the fish and other sea creatures looked so healthy....More

Thank Sarah_Hampshire69
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I'm a big fan of aquariums and this one was okay. The highlight was probably more the seafaring museum, which had loads of model boats and dioramas about life by the sea.

Thank AlliCats
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this aquarium several years ago on my own and enjoyed it so whilst on holiday with some friends and looking for something to do on a rainy morning thought I'd pay it another visit and was glad I did. I liked the model boats...More

Thank Frizznut
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is so much than an aquarium. There are two floors of the history of sea faring and fishing in the region including fascinating examples of whaling. There is a string sustainability theme running through exhibition recognising the need to preserve and protect but the...More

Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Was really surprised by this place as it doesn't look great from the outside. Definitely worth a visit, especially when the weather is not so good. It is part naval museum, part aquarium. Small but really well looked after, useful for a bit of background...More

Thank Jamesa2223
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It was raining we'd done two churches so walked round to the Aquarium. What a treat! Some amazing model ships describing the relationship of San Sebastian with the sea, the history of the port, I did wonder if we'd stumbled into the Maritime Museum by...More

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