This is the largest aquarium in Europe and is home to marine species from all over the world, including many from the Arctic, tropical waters and the Red Sea.
It is part of the innovative City of Arts and Sciences, and has 12 buildings which perfectly recreate all the marine ecosystems on the planet. The species inhabiting it include beluga whales, penguins, walruses, turtles, jellyfish and crustaceans of every kind. The highlights include the circuit under the main aquarium where visitors can see sharks and manta rays swimming all around them. The Oceanogràfic also has an area featuring the typical birds found in wetlands such as the nearby l’Albufera nature reserve in Valencia, together with other species which inhabit tropical mangrove swamps. In total, there are over 45,000 animals from over 500 different species living in the Oceanogràfic. There are also dolphin shows, workshops where you can learn more about the various animals, exhibitions and a whole range of activities. The aquarium's marine animal conservation centre has rescued over 200 sea turtles.