Aquarium de San Sebastián

San Sebastian
Pais Vasco
Attractions and places of interest
Zoos and Aquaria

Prepare to be wowed at the Aquarium de San Sebastián, the first natural science museum ever built in Spain. Not just one of the most modern aquariums in Europe after its recent renovations and extension, it contains over 5,000 species of fish, many of them local species, as well as an auditorium with a giant fish tank for a screen. The aquarium's biggest attraction is, however, a 360° panoramic underwater tunnel where you can walk through and admire sharks, stingrays and other sea creatures with the fish all around you. It is also an oceonagraphy museum looking at the seafaring history of the Basque country with fantastic, historically accurate, ship models, and an 11m long skeleton of a North Atlantic right whale.

Nearby attractions

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Places to visit nearby

San Sebastián, in Pais Vasco (the Basque Country), is a stylish city renowned for its excellent beaches, fine architecture and culture, and its wealth of Michelin star restaurants.

Tolosa, in Pais Vasco (the Basque Country), is a brilliant destination for food lovers that is surrounded by the beauty of Green Spain and full of remarkable architecture.

St Jean de Luz in Aquitaine is a beautiful coastal town with some great beaches, close to the Spanish border in what is known as the French Basque Country.