L'Oceanogràfic is an oceanarium that is part of the City of Arts and Sciences complex in the Spanish city of Valencia. The oceanarium which was designed by Felix Candela and structural engineers Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lazaro is the biggest of its kind in Europe and was opened in 2003. The oceanarium contains 45,000 animals of 500 different species across many of its tanks, these include Sharks, Stingrays, Dolphins and other sea life. Ten different areas exist replicating the different oceans around the world.
The sight is situated in the City of Arts and Sciences complex which is a fairly modern build, transport links to the complex are fairly good. By bus, take the 19, 35, 95 or 40 to the complex, the oceanarium is signposted from the bus stop. By metro, take either line 3 or 5 to the ‘Alameda’ stop which is a 10-minute walk away from the complex.
Opening Times and Admission
The oceanarium is open seven days a week from 10am-6pm with the exception being on a Saturday when it is open until 8 pm. Prices are set at 29 euros for adults and 23 euros for concessions with discounts being offered when attending in a group.