Guadalajara opens Mexico’s largest aquarium
This weekend, Guadalajara inaugurated Mexcio’s largest aquarium, Acuario Michin. The aquarium is divided into 5 sections named after pre-Hispanic Mexican cultures: Wixárica, Mayan, Mixtec, Konkaak and Olmeca.
“Today we are giving the city the largest aquarium, the best technology and I would say, the best in Mexico and Latin America … There is no other like this,” said the mayor of Guadalajara, Enrique Alfaro, in the opening ceremony.
Municipal president took the opportunity to thank the past administration of Ramiro Hernandez for having started this project that “is going to launch the name of Guadalajara in Mexico around the whole world.”
With an investment of almost 300 million pesos, the aquarium, located next to Alcalde Park, seeks to revitalize the area and attract tapatios and tourists, who will be fascinated by the reptiles, fish, crocodiles, otters, birds, turtles, and twelve species of sharks.
Among the activities offered is the interaction with a boa, small crocodiles and macaws. In addition, stingrays and swimming with sharks will soon be available.
Tickets are 190 pesos per adult and 120 pesos for children. Seniors and students will get discount.