A must-visit attraction for those with kids is the Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián or the San Sebastian Aquarium, which is located near the end of Bahía de la Concha, to the west of San Sebastian’s harbor. Said to be one of the best and most modern oceanographic museums in Europe, the San Sebastian Aquarium has become the most visited attraction in the city of San Sebastian. The aquarium aims to increase awareness of environmental issues as well as to improve every visitor’s knowledge of the marine environment. Divided into three sections; Oceanario, Thematic aquariums and Tactile aquariums, visitors are sure to be kept entertained all day long. Those visiting the aquarium will not only get the chance to see gigantic sharks and huge manta rays, they will also be able to visit a touch tank where they can touch live fish. The highlights of the Aquarium include an underwater acrylic tunnel that allows 360° viewing and the 1.8 million litre aquarium, the skeleton of a right whale, ship models and more. Those interested in learning more can even take a guided tour of the facility.
Adults 13 € Children between 4 –12 years of age 6.5 €
From October to Easter: Weekdays – 10.00 to 19.00 & Weekends and holiday – 10.00 to 20.00 From Easter to June 30 and September: Weekdays – 10.00 to 20.00 & Weekends and holiday – 10.00 to 21.00 July and August: Open Monday to Sunday – 10.00 to 21.00
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The underwater tunnel and the skeleton of the whale
There are no known prayer facilities at the Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián, but there are a couple of halls that are rented out for events. Muslim visitors could therefore ask staff at the aquarium for permission to use one of these halls to offer their prayers. There are also a few mosques in San Sebastian, such as the Masjid De Renteria.
Aquarium Bokado is a restaurant located above the Aquarium. Although the food served here will not be Halal certified, the restaurant is sure to have an assortment of seafood and vegetarian dishes. While dining here, visitors will be treated to breathtaking views of La Concha Bay and the Bay of Biscay.