Aquarium, Palma – a spectacular seawater park
Since 2003, the Palma Aquarium has been delighting audiences from all over the world. The building ensemble is both an aquarium and an adventure park. It also serves research and the preservation of the diversity of marine aquatic animals. Already the basic data of the aquarium are impressive: on an area of 41,825 sqm, there are 55 aquariums with a volume of 5 million litres of seawater, in which 8,000 animals of more than 700 species are kept. The construction costs amounted to 32 million euros. Four marine zones are exemplified in the Palma Aquarium: the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Particularly impressive is “Europe’s deepest shark tank”, where – separated from visitors only by thick glass walls – various shark species cavort. Here you can also watch the daily feeding of the sharks. Particularly brave visitors with a diving licence can even dive down into the pool and get especially close to the sharks and fish. A visit to the roof garden is also recommended, where a real jungle feeling is promised with lush plant growth of the Amazon rainforest. The building ensemble of the aquarium is located in a 4-ha park with olive trees, vineyards and herb gardens as well as a carp pond. Here, as well as in the cafeteria and the Oasis bar, it is a good place to relax.
A considerable part of the entrance fees is spent on research. The aquarium is committed to research and the conservation of marine flora and fauna as well as endangered biotopes such as the sensitive coral settlements located in the Indian Ocean. The scientific staff of the aquarium accompany the research work carried out worldwide, document it and make it transparent for the visitors. And if you want to offer your guests a special event, you can invite them to the “Shark Dinner”, where you are only separated from the sharks by a glass wall while you eat.
Palma Aquarium | Carrer de Manuela de los Herreros, 21 | Palma | Tel. +34 971 74 61 04 | www.palmaaquarium.com