Aquarium de Biarritz, Biarritz

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#1 of 34 in Parks in Basque Country
Aquarium de Biarritz showcases more than 500 forms of sea life, many from the nearby Bay of Biscay. Since the 1930s, visitors have been coming here to learn about underwater ecology, exploring 50 aquariums that also feature species from the Caribbean and the Pacific and Indian oceans. Be sure to check out the shark tank--the largest of its kind in Europe--offering striking views of these predators alongside rays and barracudas. Ask about times for the seal feedings, where you can see the animals in action. With our custom trip planner, Biarritz attractions like Aquarium de Biarritz can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A splendid view well-deserved after 248 steps. The Landes coast to the North, the beach of Miramar, the beach, the rock of the Virgin on a background of mountains and Spanish coast. Magnificent. To do!
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  • A great aquarium to visit family or couple. Visit that lasts 2 hours approximately, we much appreciate observe seals which is a novelty and sharks. Nice time, we really recommend for those rainy days :)
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  • I had already been to this aquarium a few years ago, before the work. I find it much more beautiful like this. In the basement, I enjoyed the jellyfish. There are all sizes, and in large quantities. The light very well highlight. In the room of the expos, skeletons and the casts were very interesting. This floor has allowed us to know more about the history of fishing in the basque country. The next floor, we relaxed with the fields of the whales. We almost fell asleep. The turtles were impressive. We was then in the new aquarium. I loved seeing for the first time of the Horseshoe. The new aquarium of sharks is impressive. They have place in that the. We could take advantage of the benches to watch this aquarium. It's very soothing. We finished by the drop of the seals. The explanations of the healer was very interesting. Seals did exercises asked and he explained their interest for each fiscal year. At this time of the year it wasn't too crowded, it was perfect to make the most of the Museum.
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  • A decent aquarium that will take you mainly thru local marine life as well as local marine history. Breath taking location and views in the heart of the city.
  • Very good aquarium. Great place to take the kids to on a rainy day.
  • Excellent for everyone, kids and adults. Great reserve of sharks and many others. Definitely worth a visit.
  • The ticket price is too high for so little to see. I expected at least three times more fish tanks for 15 euros pp.
  • This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Biarritz and one of the best aquariums in the world. It was inaugurated in 1935 and it is an Art Déco piece of art. Its main aim is to show the ocean in all its forms. Your visit begins in the aquariums where you can appreciate conger eels, octopuses, seahorses and a multitude of other species, all in a magical atmosphere. There is a beautiful gallery o skeletons and reconstructed models of cetaceans,whales, killer whales and dolphins. You also have the underwater seal observatory as well as the terrace where you can see them resting or being feed at specific hours. The variety is huge, so take your time or go one night..it is the perfect hour to visit this fantastic place.
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