Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian, San Sebastian - Donostia

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Learn the history of San Sebastián’s port and the creatures that roam its seas at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian. Occupying a building dating to 1928 in a picturesque location on the city's harbor, the aquarium features tanks holding some 200 different marine species from the Bay of Biscay and a glass tunnel that provides a 360-degree, immersive view of surrounding marine life. Make sure you check out the huge skeleton of a northern right whale. Guided tours cover different themes, such as sharks, fisheries, and the Cantabrian Sea, so check to see what's on the schedule when you plan to visit. Plan to visit Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Sebastian - Donostia attractions using our San Sebastian - Donostia vacation builder.
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  • We are in out 30s and this aquarium made us feel like kids. It's well worth a visit. There is one biggest shark and many smaller ones, sting rays and many other big and small fish.  more »
  • The visit starts with ship models and s brief history of San Sebastián as a maritime port- model vessels, pirates and privateers, fishing and whaling. As you move to the lower floors, the fish kick in...  more »
  • This is part museum of local maritime history, ancient sea life, and aquarium. It's good, and well maintained. The flow of traffic is smooth, and made accessible for those who can't use the stairs. Th...  more »

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Most visitors are drawn to the expansive La Concha urban beach. Its hotels, restaurants, and bars are more spread out, and the area tends to be quieter than other parts of the city. The area just south of the beach heading inland is the Romantic District, where you'll find some of the city's most beautiful architecture and the main shopping area. For a first-hand experience of the city's acclaimed gastronomy and
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