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Address: Avenida 3ra, esq. 62, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 236401
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Wonderful idea but seriously run down by the times (and neglect)

The Acuario is another example of the incredible energy they had right after the revolution, with a wonderful mix of education and entertainment that must have been really new to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2014
WernR
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Vienna, Austria
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Switzerland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We first arrived there a day that was raining, so we thought that visiting the Aquarium will be a nice idea........ohhh we were so wrong. First of all, the place is located close to Miramar, so we are speaking of the supposedly big aquarium in Habana. The entry cost is quite expensive, 10 CUC per preson, that for what they... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

The Acuario is another example of the incredible energy they had right after the revolution, with a wonderful mix of education and entertainment that must have been really new to the majority of Cubans back then ("the masses"). After 50+ years though, it is still nice to savour but only under this aspect---because in fact the tanks and biotops are... More 

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2 Thank WernR
Kinross, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Come on give this place a break in your reviews. It's not Orlando and maybe does not have the same standards, but I really enjoyed my visit to this place. The displays were good, the ambience was great and it was great value. Interact with real cubans and enjoy the experience

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2 Thank greg4bs
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

10CUC for tourists and Cuban pesos for locals. The T1 tourist open top bus stops right outside.YOU CANNOT SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS HERE ANY MORE, ONLY AT VARADERO. Fortunately when walking around we noticed the entrance gate to the Dolphin pool was unlocked so we just walked in and had 15 minutes interacting with them. I was sorely tempted to... More 

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2 Thank Bill C
Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Very expensive (for Cuban citizen) to only watch a 15 min (or less) show. Only the dolphins and the sea lions show, and very very short. I enjoy every show but they are very short. I applaud the work of animal trainers and the animals, but I think the government should provide more attractions to the Aquarium. This is the... More 

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2 Thank lidyh
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I was amazed at how many turtles they could fit into a small pond. Must be a world record! They even stapled them on top of each other to fit more!

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1 Thank MiSaCh
Connecticut
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

We visited the aquarium in Cuba. It was a little pricey per Cuban standards. $10 per adult and $7 per kid (2 and over). It cost us $51 total. The dolphin interaction is like nothing you can get in the US. That is an extra $3 per person and $52 if you want to swim with the dolphins. My wife... More 

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

Visit for the Dolphin Show if you are travelling with children. I am not a fan of the way dolphins are captured ( as portrayed in the documentary "The Cove." ), but that being said, enjoyed admiring their acrobatics. The rest of the aquarium is rather run down and not of much interest to foreigners.

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Havana
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

if you come to Habana with young children, they will apreciate this small aquarium. Otherwise, there are no real interest to visit it

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1 Thank Jean-Matthieu F
Miami
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

I visited the Acuario last year, and it was a phenomenal experience. During my trip to Cuba, this was one of the things I enjoyed the most! I'd like to start by saying I didn't think it was expensive, compared to the Delfinario at Varadero, which is way more expensive just to see dolphins. When you enter the aquarium, you... More 

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