Aquarium Donostia - San Sebastián

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 08:00 pm

Opens at 11:00 am

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Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Disable access
  • English spoken
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • The San Sebastián Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in the Basque Country, with 300,000 visits a year. It is an obligatory stop for all visitors to the city. The Aquarium stands in one of San Sebastián’s most picturesque spots, the harbour, right next to the Old Town, with its enormous gastronomic selection, and only a few minutes from the city centre.

      The San Sebastián Aquarium occupies an emblematic building dating from 1928, with two floors dedicated to the maritime and marine heritage of Gipuzkoa. Particularly interesting is the skeleton of a northern right whale in addition to numerous tanks dedicated to the Bay of Biscay, in which you can view more than 200 species, not forgetting the famous 360º tunnel and a variety of tropical species.


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Traveller Reviews Aquarium Donostia - San Sebastián

4.4 sur 5 10853 reviews

  • MARIA DIMITROPOULOU

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by MARIA DIMITROPOULOU on 08/08/2022

    Wonderful experience! Visited the venue with the family, during a visit in the region. Normal price tickets, no long queues, excellent nautical/fishing museum, extraordinary walk through tunnel in huge water tank filled with all kinds of maritime life forms from tiny shrimps to huge tiger sharks! Personal audio tour also available in case you want to. Totally recommended if you have 2-3 hours to spend in the area..

  • Angelina G (AG)

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Angelina G (AG) on 23/08/2021

    I have been in several aquariums, in California, Wisconsin, Illinois. This one in San Sebastian was very unique: 1) it has a large collection of miniatures for ships, and naval transports, whale skeletons, and several fossils. 2) amazing views to the bay 3) large aquarium with two bull sharks, long tube to walk and feel as you are interacting with nature 4) good info in the species A few small cons: 1) parking is very limited. Only in the streets.and limited to a few hours 2) very turistic area with overpriced restaurants around. Be sure to walk a bit A must visit when traveling in Sam Sebastian

  • SunRise Sport and Nutrition “SunRise Healthy Lifestyle”

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by SunRise Sport and Nutrition “SunRise Healthy Lifestyle” on 20/09/2021

    It is a nice place to visit with kids. They enjoy watching fishes. I myself I saw different species of fishes I only saw in TVs. But for sure take time to visit a low speed if you want to be able to stop a read information about each type of fishes you will see. There they said that kids used to pay to spend the night in the tunnel watching fishes the whole night. I think it can be a good plan. The Aquarium is located in the city center of Donosti and close to Public transportation networks. You won't miss it anyway. Just use your GPS or ask around.

Traveller Reviews Aquarium Donostia - San Sebastián

4.0 sur 5 2076 reviews

  • "On a damp day in San Sebastian, strongly recommended!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by grapow (Denia, Spain) on 28/04/2022

    Excellent value and entertainment! For our tastes the museum element at the start of the tour was less interesting and more opportunity to avoid this might have been helpful. However the aquarium...

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  • "A must-do visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Hugo8 (Chippenham, United Kingdom) on 01/11/2021

    This is such good value for money! A great mix of interesting historical and geological exhibitions with the actual aquarium, which is fabulous

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  • "Beautiful fishies"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by HippoSlippers (Barcelona, Spain) on 14/08/2020

    We came for the fish, so while the history part was good, we just kind of skimmed that part. The aquarium part is great. Really beautiful fish and presentation, and the tube is awesome. I do think...

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Aquarium Donostia - San Sebastián

Address

Pza. Carlos Blasco de Imaz, 1
20003 Donostia - San Sebastián

GPS coordinates

43° 19'21.97"N, 1° 59'30.72"W

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