Valencia Oceanografic (LOceanogràfic)
TIME : 2016/2/22 14:06:04
Valencia Oceanografic (L'Oceanogràfic)
Already impressive from the outside, L'Oceanogràfic is still quite more than meets the eye. That’s because beneath its undulating roof live 45,000 animals from some 500 different species, all which swim in a total of 11 million gallons of water. The oceanarium, which opened in 2003, is the largest of its kind in Europe, and arguably the most popular destination at Valencia’s futuristic complex of buildings, The City of Arts and Sciences.
L'Oceanogràfic is broken out into ten different areas that cover the world’s main marine ecosystems, from the Mediterranean to the oceans, the Red Sea and more. Turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins, walruses, and even birdlife native to the various ecosystems, are just a few of the critters that call this water world home. And native habitats are on display too, including mangrove swamps and marshland.
Beyond just basic fish tanks, you can experience the aquarium’s sea life to the fullest whether wandering through the various underwater tunnels, viewing one of the dolphin shows, or as you dine at the sea-submerged restaurant.
L'Oceanogràfic is open daily. Given its popularity, lines to enter can sometimes be quite long. To avoid the wait, either buy your ticket in advance, or get a combined pass at the City of Arts and Sciences’ Hemisfèric or Science Museum.