Oceanografic Valencia, Valencia

#1 of 276 in Parks in Valencian Country
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Don't give your money to those people!! All mammals are kept captive in very small tanks, barely legal....you can clearly see animals are stressed and depressed, especially the belugas... show must.....  more »
  • The Beluga whale is depressed and stares all day in its reflexion. Its shocking to see animals in such small spaces. They should not be in captivity.  more »
  • Great aquarium filled with loads of marine life. The Buildings were spacious and nicely designed with clean tanks for all the fish to swim freely. I really enjoyed the aquarium mainly because of the variety of fish to look at. There were was also penguins and an aviary full of tropical birds and some common Spanish birds. Food was a bit pricey but was decent for an attraction area. Would go again.
  • A very good day out if you like nature and the sea. Lots to see. Sea lions are characters. Shark enclosure was a great experience as the fish swim over you in the tunnel. Ours was a winter visit so not overcrowded. Could be busy in summer.

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