L’Oceanogràfic or El Oceanográfico in Spanish is part of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia but deserves special mention on its own. The giant and spectacular oceanarium of the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias) of Valencia, Spain. It is home to a great number of different habitats and marine animals including mammals, reptiles, and birds as well as fish.
The Oceanographic is the largest oceanarium in Europe, spanning over 110,000 square meters (1,200,000 sq feet) and holding a capacity of 42,000,000 liters (11,000,000 gallons) of water, including a 26,000,000-litre (6,900,000 gallons) dolphin enclosure and a 7,000,000-litre (1,800,000 US gal) ocean tank with all sorts of sharks, rays and other fish. The Oceanographic houses over 45 thousand animals and over 500 different species — Including penguins, dolphins, sharks, sea lions, beluga whales, walruses, reptiles birds, and all sorts of invertebrates. There are nine underwater towers (which are themselves divided into two levels) representing the Earth’s major ecosystems. The seawater that the aquarium uses is pumped directly from the nearby Malva-Rosa beach.