The Seville Aquarium is one of the city’s newer attractions, With more than 7,000 animals in 35 tanks that are both fresh and saltwater, there is plenty of marine life to discover. Themed around the sea voyages of the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, it’s home to animals and plants from around the world viewed through this unique lens.
Visitors can walk through and see not only the local wildlife of the Guadalquivir river but also from across the Atlantic Ocean, up the Amazon River, and even the Pacific Ocean. The aquarium’s biggest draw tends to be its massive shark exhibit, a tank that’s nine meters deep and is home to two adult bull sharks and other large fish. It’s one of the deepest aquarium tanks in Spain.
A highlight for many is the aquarium’s baby animal center, where new life and young animals are on display. There’s also a great ‘Toca Toca’ shallow touch pool that’s great for children and families, accessible under the guidance of trained professionals. A visit to the aquarium is easily combined with a trip to the nearby Guadalquivir River.
The Seville Aquarium is at the port of the river, close to the Puente Delicias. The entrance is just off the roundabout by the 1929 Expo Pavilions. Parking is also available. The aquarium is open daily, but it’s best to check the website for opening times as they vary seasonally. Booking tickets in advance is recommended.