We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Acuario Nacional

Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Avenida 3ra, esq. 62, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number:
+53 7 236401
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 131 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Deteriorating Aquarium in Need of Repair

Located in the Miramar district of La Habana, this large aquarium houses a variety of fish, mollusks and mammals. The grounds are nicely kept, however, the buildings are crumbling... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2017
TopChef7
,
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 24: English reviews
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Level Contributor
289 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Located in the Miramar district of La Habana, this large aquarium houses a variety of fish, mollusks and mammals. The grounds are nicely kept, however, the buildings are crumbling and in need of repair. There is a large amphitheater where outside aquatic shows are held. $10 CUC per person to visit. Families with children will find the area interesting.

Helpful?
1 Thank TopChef7
Havana
Level Contributor
188 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

you cant miss the dolphin show, these "Cuban" dolphin are the most intelligent of the world, more than the Miami Acuarium, go and see a lots of activities with then.

Helpful?
2 Thank Rodney R
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This aquarium, built in 1961, is easily the saddest we have ever seen. The walls are literally crumbling; the relatively few tanks are dirty and are missing a number of the fish identified on the wall panels; and the pools housing the many sea turtles have little water in them, and no food that we could see. The turtles were... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Mary M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
261 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was a sad display of aquatic animals. Now the animals and fish were interesting (3 stars) but the displays and physical areas (I'd give it 2 stars) were very tired and need renovations.

Helpful?
Thank Norma M
Alabama
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Well worth the very inexpensive cost of admission. My wife and I went with our 4 year old daughter and our 1 year old son. We enjoyed the fish, the marine mammal shows, the pool/splash pad, and the restaurant. One wall of the restaurant is the dolphin pool and the dolphins and fish swim past while you are eating. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank JMcDow
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is OK place to be, but it wont last that long. In 15 minutes you have seen it all and in another 15min you have seen the show. Lot's of turtles. And more turtles. And in any size. Huge to small. It was a disapointment, but you have to understand, that it's a poor country.

Helpful?
Thank Bennythebunny
Casilda
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The place is not the best because you can notice it's poorly maintained but if your real wish is to enjoy a family visit and to show to your children many sea species you can't see nowhere else, it's good. There are several shows to see: sea lions, dolphins, aquatic dancers and clowns. There is a aquatic museum and you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yoanis C
Havana, Cuba
Level Contributor
182 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Now undergoing restoration, this delightful outpost at the end of Miramar is a must for a visit for families with children or those interested in conservation. Cuba has an eviable record of conservation (see New York Times article on 3 july 2015)

Helpful?
Thank aungkhant
Level Contributor
234 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

On the basis of a short visit; I got a bad impression of the place. It appeared to be poorly maintained, the pools where the dolphins were swimming were small and dirty. Bathrooms for the guests were horrible...

Helpful?
Thank Marita B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant located within the acuario nacional, you don't actually pay entrance to the park. You need to check the time for the dolphin show before you go. A great location for a restaurant with one whole wall as a tank with dolphins in so you can watch them play and then they do a show. You pay... More 

Helpful?
Thank HarrietOlivia

Travellers who viewed Acuario Nacional also viewed

Havana, Ciudad de la Habana Province
Havana, Ciudad de la Habana Province
 
Havana, Ciudad de la Habana Province
Havana, Ciudad de la Habana Province
 

Been to Acuario Nacional? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Acuario Nacional and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Acuario Nacional staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?