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Medellin Aquarium (El Acuario)

The amazing aquarium in Medellin is part of the Parque Explora in the center of Medellin. ¬†It’s known to be the best aquarium in South America, and has both freshwater and saltwater sections.

Most or all of the aquatic species displayed here are from Colombia itself, which is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries because it’s an evolutionary melting pot between North America and South America. Colombia spans the continent and so it has both Caribbean and Pacific species, both of which are represented in the Medellin Aquarium.

Some of the most spectacular species shown include the spectacular lionfish, river piranhas, clownfish swimming within the tentacles of stinging anemones, rays, and a very spectacular tank with a sculpted river tree root system.

We highly recommend this as it’s also included in the price of admission of the Parque Explora, which has lifestyles animatronic dinosaurs for kids to play on, and many other spectacular exhibits.

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