Acuario Inbursa

Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec

Mexico's largest aquarium holds 1.6 million liters of water and 280 well-cared-for marine species, including barracuda, manta rays and five types of sharks. Four of the aquarium's five stories lie underground, with the ground level home to the star attraction: a colony of Gentoo and chinstrap penguins. The tanks were built to withstand a large-scale temblor in earthquake-prone Mexico City.

It's about a 2km walk or taxi ride from metro Polanco.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Polanco & Bosque de Chapultepec attractions

1. Museo Soumaya

0.05 MILES

Someone ought to tell Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim that bigger isn't always better. Named after his late wife, this six-story behemoth (plated with 16…

2. Museo Jumex

0.08 MILES

Museo Jumex was built to house one of Latin America's leading contemporary art collections. Temporary exhibits draw on a collection of around 2600 pieces…

3. Galeria López Quiroga

0.89 MILES

Specializes in sculptures, paintings and photography by contemporary Latin American and Mexican artists, including works by Francisco Toledo, Rufino…

5. Fuente de Xochipilli

1.76 MILES

This complex of cascade fountains opened in 1964, featuring architecture inspired by Tenochca (of Tenochtitlan) style with eagle-warrior heads and sloping…

6. Museo Tamayo


A multilevel structure built to house international contemporary art, donated by Oaxaca-born painter Rufino Tamayo to the people of Mexico. The small…

7. Jardín Botánico

1.87 MILES

Highlighting Mexico’s plant diversity, this 4-hectare complex in Chapultepec is divided into sections that reflect the country’s varied climatic zones…

8. 1a Sección

1.91 MILES

Most of the major attractions of Bosque de Chapultepec are in or near this eastern (and oldest) section, including the Museo Nacional de Historia,…