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6 unmissable aquariums in Spain

27 July, 2022

The 6 aquariums in Spain that stand out as clear favourites with tourists are located in Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Tenerife and Seville, according to the ticket sales website Tiqets. All of them are very important destinations that provide a year-round welcome for visitors seeking the best leisure experiences.

Loro Parque, Tenerife: Initially intended as a paradise for parrots, Loro Parque has become one of the most respected zoological institutions in the whole world, thanks to both its stunning beauty and its impressive environmental friendliness. Guests can enjoy its aquarium, a place where catfish, colourful freshwater rays, piranhas, jellyfish, and sharks coexist, in addition to a dolphinarium, penguinarium and specialised Orca Ocean.

Poema del Mar, Gran Canaria: This magnificent Aquarium, located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, features three unique spaces: A reef and beach, a deep ocean, and, on land, a jungle environment. In all cases, they recreate the different natural scenarios, and the visitors of Poema del Mar can discover the most exotic species in their habitats.

Palma Aquarium: This paradise for sea life lovers also features the largest collection of live coral in Europe and the deepest shark tank found anywhere on the continent. Palma Aquarium offers a learning journey centred around discovering diverse sea life with the goal of protection and conservation. In addition to seven different spaces in which species of all kinds coexist, this aquarium offers a 4D 360º immersive experience that transports visitors into the world of humpback whales, the first of its kind in Europe.

L'Aquarium de Barcelona: The largest Mediterranean aquarium in the world features 14 Mediterranean-themed spaces and another seven dedicated to the tropical Caribbean Sea, as well as a spectacular Oceanarium and an attraction called Planeta Aqua, consisting of an entire floor dedicated to exploring oceans. More than 11,000 animals from 450 different species call the Barcelona Aquarium home. In addition, the aquarium offers an interactive space with more than 50 interactive activities allowing visitors to touch, look, listen, explore and discover nature.

Oceanogràfic, Valencia: The longest underwater tunnel in Europe and the only family of beluga whales on the continent come together at Valencia Oceanographic, an attraction that surprises visitors with its offer of the most important marine ecosystems. The aquarium is located in the cutting-edge City of Arts and Sciences architectural complex. Going beyond a simple leisure proposal, its main objective is to actively promote the conservation of our oceans and marine life.

Seville Aquarium: Nearly 400 different species coexist in the five themed areas of this impressive aquarium that recreates Magellan's trip around the world in 1519. The Seville Aquarium features a nine-metre-deep tank that holds two million litres of water. In addition, it offers unique experiences including a jellyfish exhibition and the chance to enjoy dinner under the sea, together with its impressive oceanarium filled with sharks, rays and turtles and a menu created by Muelle21.