Pais Valencia
Zoos and Aquaria

The Oceanogràfic in Valencia is Europe's largest aquarium and has over 500 species housed inside its aquariums. The aquarium is split up with separate areas showcasing the beauty of the species living in different marine environments including the Mediterranean, the Wetlands, the Temperate and Tropical Seas, the Antarctic, the Arctic, and the Red Sea environments. The Oceans tank is one of the biggest in the world with a volume of 7 million litres and is home to several species of sharks and rays. There is also a Dolphinarium with stands for 2,000 people which can house a group of 30 dolphins, and an area of rocky islands where the sea lions and seals live. 

The Oceanogràfic is at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, the City of Arts and Sciences, an incredible complex in the centre of Valencia. It also houses the interactive Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Hemisfèric with its IMAX cinema, the Palau de les Arts that holds opera performances and other performing arts, the Ágora events hall and the Umbracle, a spectacular green esplanade that has great views across the whole complex.

Places to visit nearby

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Nearby attractions

The BioParc Valencia is a new kind of zoo that employs the concept of zoo-immersion where the boundaries of the enclosures are hidden so that visitors can be more immersed in the wild habitats of the animals at the park.