Oceanografic Valencia, Valencia

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Enjoy marine exploration and adventure at Oceanografic Valencia, the largest oceanarium complex in all of Europe. The site includes a giant dolphinarium and an ocean tank housing sharks, rays, and other fish. There are over 45,000 animals here, representing nearly 500 species. Among those inhabiting nine underwater towers are sawfish, sea urchins, and beluga whales, to name just a few. Each tower is divided into two levels, representing major marine ecosystems of our planet. At this location you can also explore a sprawling garden area, noted for sheltering more than 80 different species of plants. This site blends education with entertainment, hosting numerous special events throughout the year, as well as daily feedings, lectures, and shows. Check online for ticket options and a full listing of upcoming activities. Using our international travel planner, Valencia attractions like Oceanografic Valencia can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Trip to Valencia, must see, very nice Aquarium, is worth the price of admission with many species of animals
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  • If you're going to be a single day in Valencia, you have to know this place! A place full of life which at the same time helps to create awareness, ideal for couple or family.
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  • This place stinks. Not like fish, but like old wet rag or toilet. Some of exhibitions were closed which they didn’t saying while selling the tickets. Lisboa is much better even Barcelona is better.  more »
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  • Really an excellent place to visit. The ocean creatures are really amazing to watch. One of the biggest and largest aquarium in the world. Have a very great collection of ocean creatures. Worth seeing and a very good place to visit in Spain. There are many creatures from the Shark to the tiny fishes. You are privileged to see all in one place. It is a wow and very memorable and enjoyable experience.
  • A great place to visit in Valencia especially on days like today when weather bit hit and miss. Comparing it to other "sea world" like places it probably comes in towards the top end. It's really well laid out and a good mixture of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Some enclosures seemed a bit small for the animals but by no means the worst I've ever seen and the animals seem well cared for by an army of keepers. Everything was really expensive once inside but it's a great part of the science museum, IMAX and opera House complex of buildings.
  • There was nothing extraordinary about this aquarium. The indoor/underground viewing areas did not have any ventilation or A/C, and because of the amount of people the areas very hot and humid. The best part was the shark area with the tunnel. But even this was chaotic and felt rushed with an employee yelling to continue walking. Overall, I don’t think it was worth the money. I only recommend the aquarium if 1) you have not been to an aquarium before and want to see sharks, 2) you have time to kill and want to entertain kids. Other than this, do not expect to see anything special you haven’t already seen in an aquarium or sea world. PS: Buy your tickets online! I avoided the HUGE line.
  • Food selection, quality and service on their territory is probably the worst you can possibly find in entire Spain. Expensive restaurant has rating 3.7, fast food places 2.6 and 2.2 out of 5. And they still can't be called cheap, 10 EUR for meal. It was such a disappointment. Take food with you if possible, but I believe they don't allow you to take one with you. We spent 5 hours inside and without eating it would be a torture. But food quality was a torture too. What a shame guys, ruins entire experience of otherwise great place to visit, makes me feel that you're so cheap and disrespectful to your visitors.
  • Amazing stay here! Just a great must see. The visit was pretty worth it despite the price, however it has to be very expensive though to run this aquarium. I enjoyed especially the two undewater tunnels with lots of fish to see! The dolphin show was also really Cool. All of the water tanks are underground and separated by the area of water life. I just loved it! :)
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