In a city like Seville, closely linked to the sea despite not being next to it, an aquarium could not be missing, an attraction that can be found in many Spanish cities.
The Seville Aquarium is located next to the Guadalquivir River, very close to the María Luisa Park, on the Muelle de las Delicias, and it is a very interesting experience if you are a great fan of aquatic animals. Or are your children, as is our case.
The Seville Aquarium takes a tour of the seas that Ferdinand Magellan ‘s expedition sailed on the first circumnavigation of the world, completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano, after the death of the former, between 1519 and 1522.
Visit the Seville Aquarium
The Seville Aquarium is smaller than other very interesting ones in Spain, such as the ones in Barcelona, Madrid, Gijón, Zaragoza or La Coruña, and we have to say that it is a bit disappointing to find little information about the species that are in the.
As we have said before, the theme of the Seville Aquarium is the journey of Magellan and Elcano, which they made in search of an alternative route to the Portuguese to reach the Indies. And in this way we see represented the different ecosystems that he encountered on his journey.
Thus, we can see many species from different ecosystems of the Guadalquivir River, the Canary Islands, Brazil, Patagonia or the Philippines, some of the places they visited on their expedition. It is therefore an aquarium that mixes river and marine species, finding some typical of the river that crosses the city of Seville, such as carp, sturgeon or pike.
The shark tank is one of the great attractions of the Aquarium, as well as the area dedicated to the Amazon where there are fish typical of this American river and even reptiles such as alligators or anacondas.
We can also find a representation of the Nao Victoria, the ship with which the famous expedition went around the world.
You can find more information on the official website of the Seville Aquarium.