The Museum of Oceanography, in the City of Arts and Sciences, has the biggest aquarium in Europe which represents the main marine eco-systems of our planet. Each building identifies the following aquatic environments: the Mediterranean, the Wetlands, Mild and Tropical Seas, the Oceans, the Antarctic and Arctic, the Islands and the Red Sea, including a Dolphinarium, with 24 million litres of water and a depth of 10.5 metres.
The Submarine Restaurant and The Access/ Entrance Building which welcome visitors are renowned for their spectacular tiled coverings designed by Félix Candela.
Forming part of the innovative City of Arts and Sciences and incorporating 12 buildings, the main eco-systems of the planet are recreated to perfection. Amongst the many species present, you can find enormous belugas, walrus, sea lions, seals, penguins, turtles, sharks stingrays, sword fish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins and a large variety of crustaceans.
A particular highlight of the visit is the circuit in the tunnel below the main aquarium, where the visitor is literally surrounded by sharks and stingrays. The Museum of Oceanography also incorporates an area of Wetlands inhabited by birds typical to these areas, like the nearby Albufera Natural Park of Valencia, together with other tropical swamp areas.
The Museum of Oceanography is home to more than 45,000 animals which include 500 different species. They also organise dolphin exhibitions, workshops to learn about the animals, exhibitions and a multitude of other activities.
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