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Tourism in the Spanish region of Andalusia is synonymous with its largest city, Seville. While the city’s cultural heritage is varied and its weather quite pleasant, visitors agree that some of its newer, man-made attractions are no joke either. Seville Aquarium (Acuario de Sevilla) is a shining exponent of the same. The aquarium is themed around Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage around the world. With over 7000 species of marine creatures, your journey through the Seville Aquarium is likely to feel like a voyage as well. The aquarium holds aquatic life from The Guadalquivir River, the Atlantic Ocean, the Amazon River, and the Pacific Ocean. Your Seville Aquarium tickets offer you the chance to meet these species and more.
Your Seville Aquarium tickets include general admission to this Seville must-see. One of Seville's newest attractions, this aquarium features beautiful marine life that is just waiting to be discovered. You get to observe 35 freshwater and saltwater tanks and meet the over 7,000 animals from 400 different species that call this aquarium home. The explorer Ferdinand Magellan's sea voyages are the focus of this exhibition. Please note that this ticket is valid for the date selected during check out, and cannot be canceled or rescheduled. It is advised that visitors also carry valid IDs.
At 657 kilometers long, the Guadalquivir River is the longest in Andalusia and a landmark of Seville. As such, the Seville Aquarium consists of multiple species found in this ecosystem. The river originates in the Sierra de Cazorla (Jaén) and travels through Andalusia. It progresses from the swift waters of its upper course to the marshy areas near its mouth, where the most marine biodiversity in Andalusia can be found. Notable species of this ecosystem that can be found at Seville Aquarium are Adriatic Sturgeon and the common carp.
It is the world's second-largest ocean, occupying 20% of the planet's surface. The Seville Aquarium's recreation of the Atlantic Ocean includes everything from marine habitats to the deepest abyssal zones. Starting from the Atlantic coast of Andalusia and going through the Canary Islands, the ocean stretches to the eastern coasts of South America. The Atlantic ocean covers a wide variety of habitats, including sandy and rocky bottoms, seagrass meadows, and deep-water corallines. As such, it has been represented at the Seville Aquarium by the likes of Mosaic Strip, Triggerfish, and European Lobster.
The Seville Aquarium also has a section dedicated to the American tropics. These rainforests are one of the world's most biodiverse ecosystems, with heavy rainfall and an average temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius. As a result, they have a relatively high humidity level, perfect for fostering a high density of life. Some of the most distinctive reptile and amphibian species of these American rainforests can be seen at Seville Aquarium including the Green Anaconda, Cuban Anole, and Green Iguana.
Many creatures, including the biggest, most spectacular animals that live in the seas and oceans, call open waters their home. This is why the Seville Aquarium has a huge oceanarium that houses these magnificent species in a simulated environment. With a depth of 9 meters and a capacity of 2 million liters, it is the Iberian Peninsula's deepest shark tank. Guitar fishes, Turtle Masks, and various shark species, among others, can be seen at this part of the Seville Aquarium.
This refers to the area where the Indian and Pacific Oceans converge. These tropical waters bathe the coasts of significant islands like Sumatra, Java, Borneo, New Guinea, northern Australia, and the Moluccas, which are home to incredible biodiversity. The Seville Aquarium has depicted habitats like mangroves and coral reefs. The appearances of the organisms that live in these habitats stand out. Species from this ecosystem that can be seen at Seville Aquarium include Lionfish, Clownfish, Barrigudo horse, and Surgeonfish.
Apart from the specific ecosystems, the Seville Aquarium also has a few other zones consisting of several interesting territorial and aquatic species. The Jellyfish area lets you get up close and personal with these creatures. The African Savannah zone is home to two terrestrial creatures that are quite popular: the Nile Monitor lizard and the African Spurred tortoise. Seville Aquarium also has three other zones that should interest the ones keen on global ecosystems: the Tropical Rarities, the Wetlands Aquarium, and Recovery of sea turtles.
Given the wealth of organisms that can be observed at Seville Aquarium, guided tours are a great way of absorbing the most knowledge possible. Expert guides at Seville Aquarium make sure that you and the kids in your party learn about the fascinating creatures. The guides will be able to enlighten you about the species, their habitats, the way their ecosystem functions, and the conservation efforts that some of them need from humans.
Seville Aquarium is a treasure trove of knowledge and the authorities have taken steps to share it with learners of all ages. Each of the themed areas is teeming with incredible creatures, each with its own set of secrets. The most incredible animals of the Guadalquivir River, the Atlantic Ocean, the tropical jungle, a massive oceanarium, jellyfish, the mangrove swamp, the Indo-Pacific coral reefs, and an end where underwater beauty is reflected await you.
Seville Aquarium is not just a place that aims to attract tourists with its huge biodiversity. It is also known to put in significant effort to conserve the wealth of organisms that reside in the world. Not only are the animals that can be seen at the Seville Aquarium facility kept in their best shape, their counterparts that live in the open seas also receive aid from them. Several of Seville Aquarium’s conservation programs are currently in progress including the collaboration center of the Junta de Andalucía for the recovery of sea turtles.
The exhibit "Jellyfish: The Heartbeat of the Sea" allows visitors to observe and learn more about these mysterious creatures up close. The exhibition brings together some of the most compelling organisms, whose mesmerizing movement can hypnotize you. You'll also be able to visit the reproduction laboratory and learn more about all of the stages of their development and reproduction. If you have ever been enthralled by these creatures, you cannot miss out on this exhibition at Seville Aquarium.
Last Entry: 1 Hour before closing hours.
Duration Of Visit: Approximately 90 minutes.
By Bike: Seville Aquarium is very well connected to the bike lanes of Av. Santiago Montoto.
By Car: Seville Aquarium can be reached by car via A4 and Av. de las Razas.
By Bus: You can take the Tussam line buses number 3, 6, and 34 to La Palmera, from where Seville Aquarium is a short walk away.
By Metro: Puerta Jerez Metro station is just a short walk from Seville Aquarium.
Parking: Public underground parking is available near Seville Aquarium.
Guided Visit to the Aquarium: Uncover all the mysteries of the aquatic creatures at Seville Aquarium with the help of an expert guide.
EntreMares dinners: This experience lets you enjoy your dinner with a view unlike any other. You get to enjoy your delectable food as turtles, sharks, and other marine animals swim by.
Seville Aquarium tickets can be bought online from here
Discounted Seville Aquarium tickets are available for children under the age of 14, adults above the age of 65, and families of 2 adults and 2 children. On Thursdays, all tickets are available at a discounted rate.
Yes, Seville Aquarium is worth the visit.
The entire visit to Seville Aquarium takes about 2 hours.
The best way to buy Acuario de Sevilla tickets is online.
Seville Aquarium tickets are valid only for the date booked.
No, Seville Aquarium tickets cannot be canceled or amended.
Seville Aquarium has numerous species of turtles, sharks, lizards, fishes, snakes, and jellyfishes.