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Welcome to Acuario Nacional

Acuario Nacional

This aquarium, located in Habana Vieja, features eight tanks displaying some truly beautiful freshwater fish, along with coral and other tropical species. Children will love the aquarium and will enjoy watching the dolphins, sea lions and seals, while parents can enjoy lunch in the aquarium's underwater restaurant. The subject of a recent renovation, the Acuario Nacional now also boasts a spellbinding display of brightly coloured saltwater fish. Consistently voted one of Havana's top tourist attractions for kids.

Information & Facts

Third Ave and 62 St. Miramar
CUC$7 (adults), CUC$3 (students and children under 12)
The official language is Spanish, but English is spoken in the main tourist spots.

The official currency is the Cuban Peso (CUP), divided into 100 centavos, but the 'tourist' currency is the Peso Convertible (CUC), which replaces the US Dollar as currency in tourist related establishments like hotels, restaurants and so called 'dollar shops'. US Dollars are no longer accepted as payment, and a 10% commission or more is charged to exchange them, therefore the best currency to bring along is Euros, the British Pound or Canadian Dollars. The CUC is almost equal in value to the US Dollar. Some places only accept Cuban pesos and others only Pesos Convertible (usually tourist related establishments). Money should only be changed at official exchange bureaux or banks to avoid scams confusing the two currencies. Visa and MasterCard are generally accepted only in major cities and hotels as long as they haven't been issued by a US bank; Diners Club has limited acceptance, and American Express is not accepted anywhere on the island. Travellers cheques are less readily accepted than credit cards, but all major currencies are acceptable, except for US bank issued cheques. No US-issued credit or debit cards will work in ATMs, but those holding other cards issued in other countries should be able to get pesos at most major tourist destinations. Euro or Sterling travellers cheques are accepted at Cuban banks and Bureaux de Change.

Opening Times
Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm
Local time is GMT -5 (GMT-4 from the second Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
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