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Sao Paulo Aquarium

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Address: Rua Huet Bacelar, 407 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04275-000, Brazil
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+55 11 2273-5500
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the...

Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the São Paulo Aquarium is always a hit with the kids. The self-proclaimed largest aquarium in Latin America contains more than 300 species of marine life. Daily 9am-6pm

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Nice attraction for the kids

For an aquarium sitting in the middle of Sao Paulo, it has a nice selection of aquatic flora and fauna, and also some "extras" like meerkats, bats, kangaroos, koalas (animals you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Wander S
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

For an aquarium sitting in the middle of Sao Paulo, it has a nice selection of aquatic flora and fauna, and also some "extras" like meerkats, bats, kangaroos, koalas (animals you can't find in even the SP Zoo) and even 2 polar bears. Some corridors are very cramped and not very well lit, so you may feel a little claustrophobic... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Calling it an aquarium would be wrong, because it had everything from sea weeds to Bats!! Glimpse of all places through their native fauna. The entry ticket is expensive and their are other attractions, like Jurassic era and 7D movie and all, inside which are not included in the ticket, so you pay separately. It was a bad idea for... More 

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Thank Aditi M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The alleys as well as the aquariums are really small. Not much variety of fish, somber and crowded atmosphere. Not worth the money at all

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1 Thank Edmond J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

However great space for animals, will always be small. Give sorry to see sharks swimming in circles when we know that they need to swim to stay alive. When I went to the site, for a long time, there was a show with women dressed in mermaid swimming in a pond with fish. Horrible.

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Thank Luciano N
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is much bigger than you'd expect. I thought this would be a quick 30 min adventure but our visit took about 2 hours. Besides many fish species, this aquarium also houses animals from other continents like wombats, kangaroos, monkeys, bats, penguins and polar bears. Take some time for the polar... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The place was really crowded and the attractions (rides) are for small kids. They have quite a lot of animals, but the place could use some eye candy. It lacks 'charm'. The souvenir stores don't offer appealing products and the displays seem rather forgotten and could use an upgrade. For kids it may be alright and fun, but for grown-ups... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Small for an aquarium, far from the center and main areas of the city, difficult to get to without a car (parking lot carged extra...). there were several kinds of fish and "water-related" animals, but also some that are REALLY not expected in an aquarium.... bats, hyenas, kangaroos, monkeys... It was a little too dark (and yes, I understand the... More 

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Irvine, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a place to relax after a long work week. Aquariums always seem to help clear my head. This one had a nice mix of fish, reptiles, and even had penguins! I love penguins! I visited at 1:30pm and it was not crowded at all. The ticket for an adult is $R 80

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Thank Eric B
Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I was there 4 years ago and came back now. It is a great experience for anyone in any age. Different animals and attractions. Very good.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

If I tell you I saw bats here will you believe me it is an aquarium?. Well I saw them and it was kind of surreal because it was so odd. It a nice place but little for an aquarium, not very accesible if you don't have a car and ludicrously expensive. I just have to say it's no where... More 

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