Acuario Nacional, Havana

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#6 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Cuba
Encounter an array of marine species at Acuario Nacional, an emblematic Havana institution. The aquarium includes a dophinarium, sea lion show, and displays of coral and other aquatic life. Please be aware that some visitors may find the living conditions here to be less than sanitary. Take the guesswork out of planning a Havana vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • BORO Cuba 1 aquarium, anyway?. Signs can be exhibition booths cannot be collapsed and the living creatures in the jungle grass. This is Socialist or entity.
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  • The current state of the National Aquarium of Cuba makes sad. This flagship institution has declined to its current state which is very bad. When I was small it liked to come here, but now practically only the dolphin show.
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  • The Aquarium is very sad. You did not receive maintenance in a long time and has very few varieties of fish. Sea lions and dolphins shows (1 time per day/half day) are your only moderately valuable thing.
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  • Not too many exhibits. You must definitely see the dolphin show to get your money's worth.
  • Where else can you see a dolphin show (included in the price) for 10 CUC ($15 CDN)? So, go for the dolphin show (kids will love it), but don't expect anything else. The rest of the aquarium is a disaster of filth and crumbling concrete. There are probably more stray cats wandering around than there are fish. At the time of visit, the restaurant was closed. Most of the cement ponds were empty. There is no interpretive material in English. A large poster of the "commandante en jefe" promises a "brilliant future" for the aquarium, but they haven't achieved it yet. Among the exhibits, the only worth seeing are the ponds with sea turtles. Some of the turtles are quite large, but the ponds are very dirty. There are about 20 very small and uninteresting fish tanks. No sharks, no crocodiles. Two sea lions. If you look down from the sea lookout railing, you will see a shelf of Paleozoic rock stratum immediately beneath you embedded with hundreds of very large trilobite fossils (most about 4 inches long). This is very cool.
  • Many dead fish in tanks. Larger animals had very little space. As an adult i find this place very sad. The kids liked it though.
  • Run down and worst of all tiny environments for the animals, cuban jails sound better. Definitely not the way I want to see sea life! 👎🏼
  • Used to go there a lot, could be better than just the shows with dolphins and sea wolfs
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