SPAIN, VALENCIA, OCEANOGRAFIC
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On my last day in Valencia, we decided to visit the Oceanografic Park. This is open-aired and it is the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe with 110,000 square meters and 42 million litres of water. It was built in the shape of a water lily and is the work of architect Félix Candela. Each building in the park represents different aquatic environments including the Mediterranean, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical Seas, Oceans, the Antarctic, the Arctic, Islands and the Ted Sea. And what I liked was that a lot of the animals were underground in huge tanks. This also meant that I could not get any good pictures. This was because, firstly my camera had been having problems charging, camera phones are not good in the dark and lastly we visited at the weekend and it was packed with people.
This aquarium is a home to over 500 different species including dolphins, belugas, sawfish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins, walruses, sea lions, seals, penguins, turtles, sharks,and rays. It also inhabits wetland bird species. I have never seen some many different species and it was fascinating !
This was nice place to visit, but I would advise to avoid the weekend and take sun protection.
And I really wanted to experience the under water dining, but it was 55 Euros per person and my husband did not fancy the high end food. We settles for Macdonalds which cost us both 18 Euros. A bit of a saving !
This was a nice place to visit. I was pleased I did this a different day to when I visited the City Of Sciences And Art. We had spent a long time walking around and to do both would have been too much for me in the sun.