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Sao Paulo Aquarium

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Address: Rua Huet Bacelar 407 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04275-000, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 11 2273-5500
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the...

Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the São Paulo Aquarium is always a hit with the kids. The self-proclaimed largest aquarium in Latin America contains more than 300 species of marine life. Daily 9am-6pm

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Besides de high fee the visit worth

There is a parking lot just next door. It costs 30 reais and 70% of spots are under the sun. The place in general is very clean The staff are well trained. Tip:. At the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Thiago F
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a parking lot just next door. It costs 30 reais and 70% of spots are under the sun. The place in general is very clean The staff are well trained. Tip:. At the beginning of the tour the row is very tight so do not use your stroller. As I said the price unfortunately is so high for... More 

Thank Thiago F
Asuncion, Paraguay
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137 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being there between a long flight connection at Guarulhos. Very small in comparison with others around the world but it is a good visit in Sao Paulo if you like aquariums. The entrance tickets are a little bit expensive. Food just ok, not very good.

Thank Ramon M
State of Sao Paulo
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something different to do in the big city the Aquarium would a great idea. You have many different options to get there, either by car, subway or user. But, if you're going by subway be ready for an uphill walk, the subways station it's around a 10min walk from the attraction. They do not have... More 

Thank nsrocha
Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

For an aquarium sitting in the middle of Sao Paulo, it has a nice selection of aquatic flora and fauna, and also some "extras" like meerkats, bats, kangaroos, koalas (animals you can't find in even the SP Zoo) and even 2 polar bears. Some corridors are very cramped and not very well lit, so you may feel a little claustrophobic... More 

Thank Wander S
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Calling it an aquarium would be wrong, because it had everything from sea weeds to Bats!! Glimpse of all places through their native fauna. The entry ticket is expensive and their are other attractions, like Jurassic era and 7D movie and all, inside which are not included in the ticket, so you pay separately. It was a bad idea for... More 

Thank Aditi M
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The alleys as well as the aquariums are really small. Not much variety of fish, somber and crowded atmosphere. Not worth the money at all

1 Thank Edmond J
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

However great space for animals, will always be small. Give sorry to see sharks swimming in circles when we know that they need to swim to stay alive. When I went to the site, for a long time, there was a show with women dressed in mermaid swimming in a pond with fish. Horrible.

Thank Luciano N
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is much bigger than you'd expect. I thought this would be a quick 30 min adventure but our visit took about 2 hours. Besides many fish species, this aquarium also houses animals from other continents like wombats, kangaroos, monkeys, bats, penguins and polar bears. Take some time for the polar... More 

1 Thank Florian S
San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The place was really crowded and the attractions (rides) are for small kids. They have quite a lot of animals, but the place could use some eye candy. It lacks 'charm'. The souvenir stores don't offer appealing products and the displays seem rather forgotten and could use an upgrade. For kids it may be alright and fun, but for grown-ups... More 

Thank Alex_Paxi
Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Small for an aquarium, far from the center and main areas of the city, difficult to get to without a car (parking lot carged extra...). there were several kinds of fish and "water-related" animals, but also some that are REALLY not expected in an aquarium.... bats, hyenas, kangaroos, monkeys... It was a little too dark (and yes, I understand the... More 

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