San Sebastian Aquarium, San Sebastian

San Sebastian Aquarium, San Sebastian

The San Sebastian Aquarium is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in marine life and maritime history. Not only does it house a stunning oceanarium with a 360-degree view of sharks, jellyfish, seahorses, and other fish species, but it also has a tactile aquarium that allows visitors to touch the marine creatures.

In addition to the aquariums, the San Sebastian Aquarium also features an oceanographic museum with exhibits that showcase the Basque Country and San Sebastian's rich maritime and marine history. You can learn about the region's fishing and corsair traditions, the boats used by local sailors, and the creation of the Oceanographic Society of Gipuzkoa, which has been dedicated to the study and dissemination of oceanographic content for over a century.

The San Sebastian Aquarium is more than just a tourist attraction; it's also a scientific research center. The Gipuzkoa Oceanographic Society, which founded the aquarium in 1908, has carried out scientific research work in the Basque marine environment and around the world.

Whether you're interested in learning about the marine life in the Bay of Biscay or the maritime history of San Sebastian, the San Sebastian Aquarium is an excellent destination. With its combination of scientific exhibits and stunning aquariums, it's an educational and enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages.

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San Sebastian Aquarium on Map

Sight Name: San Sebastian Aquarium
Sight Location: San Sebastian, Spain (See walking tours in San Sebastian)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in San Sebastian, Spain

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Create Your Own Walk in San Sebastian

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles