Book Fast-Track Entry Tickets to San Sebastián Aquarium

San Sebastián Aquarium | A paradise for marine life

The San Sebastián Aquarium is renowned for its diverse collection of marine life. It showcases the various aquatic species that are native to the Bay of Biscay and the wider Atlantic Ocean. 

Why visit San Sebastián Aquarium?

  • Home to diverse marine species: Visitors have the opportunity to observe a wide range of species, including fish, invertebrates, and even some marine mammals.
  • Fun-filled learning experience: Visitors can learn about marine ecosystems, biodiversity, and conservation efforts through events such as interactive exhibits, and informational displays. 
  • Ideal for family outings: The aquarium is the ideal destination for families with children.

San Sebastián Aquarium highlights

Different aquatic species

You can observe local species such as sea bass, mackerel, and anchovies, as well as other fascinating creatures like octopuses, jellyfish, and sea turtles.

Tunnel aquarium

The tunnel aquarium provides an immersive experience, wherein visitors walk through a transparent tunnel surrounded by water, with marine animals such as sharks and rays swimming overhead.

Touch tanks

The aquarium features touch tanks where visitors can interact with certain marine animals under the supervision of aquarium staff. These tanks often contain species like starfish, sea urchins, and small crustaceans. 

Plan your visit to the San Sebastián Aquarium

Getting there
Tips and guidelines

Opening hours: 

  • January to March and October to December: Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 
  • April, May, June, and September: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 
  • July and August, daily 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Closed: Mondays, 25th December, 1st January and 20th January. 

Last entry: 1 hour before closing

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to the aquarium between June and September. During this time, crowds are less and you can comfortably explore the aquarium at your pace. 

Address: 1 Plaza de Carlos Blasco Imaz, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain. 

Find on maps.

  • By bus:  5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 and 42 
    Nearest stop: Boulevard 19
  • Washrooms
  • Information centre 
  • Rest spaces
  • Audio guide
  • Wheelchair accessible

  • San Sebastián enjoys 200 days of rainfall, so carry an umbrella with you at all times. 
  • Plan your visit to the aquarium between June and September. 
  • Wear comfortable clothes and footwear during your visit to the San Sebastián Aquarium. 
  • On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays you enjoy the live feeding sessions of bull sharks and other marine species. 


  • Restaurante Narru: Overlooking the waterfront, Restaurante Narru serves up a mix of traditional and contemporary Basque dishes. The restaurant is only 2.4 km from the San Sebastián Aquarium. 
  • La Cuchara de San Telmo: Located 1.4 km from San Sebastián Aquarium, La Cuchara specializes in hearty, rustic Basque cuisine, including mouthwatering pintxos and flavorful meat dishes.
  • Txepetxa: Txepetxa is renowned for its anchovy pintxos and other seafood delicacies. It's a favorite among locals and visitors seeking authentic Basque flavors. The restaurant is only 1.3 km from the San Sebastián Aquarium. 

Budget: Hospedaje Irune (520 m), Central Roomss (580 m), Beach Break Guesthouse (580 m). 

Mid-range: SANSEbay Boutique Hotel (350 m), Hotel NH Collection San Sebastián Aránzazu (1.6 km), Zenit San Sebastián (1.8 km). 

Luxury: Hotel Lasala Plaza (430 m), Hotel Villa Favorita (800 m), Hotel Maria Cristina (960 m).  

Beyond San Sebastián Aquarium

Monte Urgull

Rising above the old town of San Sebastián, Monte Urgull offers panoramic views of the city, the bay, and the surrounding coastline. It is only 3 m from the San Sebastián Aquarium. 

San Telmo Museum

 Located in the Old Town, the San Telmo Museum is housed in a former Dominican convent and showcases Basque art, history, and culture. It is located 1 km away from the San Sebastián Aquarium.

Miramar Palace Gardens

Adjacent to La Concha Beach, the Miramar Palace Gardens feature beautifully landscaped grounds with walking paths, lush vegetation, and scenic viewpoints overlooking the bay. It is only 3.6 km from the San Sebastián Aquarium. 

Frequently asked questions about San Sebastián Aquarium tickets

How much is a ticket to San Sebastián Aquarium?

San Sebastián Aquarium tickets cost €14. 

What do San Sebastián Aquarium tickets include?

The tickets include entry to the aquarium and access to all its exhibits.

What is the cancellation policy for San Sebastián Aquarium tickets?

The tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. 

How long does it take to complete a San Sebastián Aquarium tour?

It will take around 2-3 hours to complete a tour of the San Sebastián Aquarium.