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Barcelona Zoos & aquariums

Our most recommended Barcelona Zoos & aquariums

Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

1. Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

The Barcelona Aquarium is located in Port Vell, the city’s old harbor area, and is the world's most important marine leisure and education center dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life. Book your priority access ticket for this unique attraction that has already been visited by more than 14 million people. The aquarium is the perfect place to learn about the seabed and the many species that live there. See the 35 Mediterranean and tropical tanks that are home to 11,000 animals from some 450 different species. Most spectacular of all is the immense Oceanarium, 5 meters deep and 36 meters in diameter. A transparent 80-meter-long tunnel runs through the Oceanarium, making it possible for you to walk among sharks, gilt heads, morays, ocean sunfish, and many other species. With your ticket you'll also be able to visit the permanent exhibitions, Planeta Aqua and Explora! that show the importance of water in the development of the planet, and where kids can discover the underwater world, using all of their 5 senses. After your visit, you'll be able to enjoy the different services on offer, such as the café, shop, and others. 

Barcelona: 1-Day Ticket to Barcelona Zoo

2. Barcelona: 1-Day Ticket to Barcelona Zoo

Visit the Barcelona Zoo and its wide diversity of animals in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona with these entry tickets. Explore a center dedicated to animal conservation and welfare with many educational activities on offer. The famous Zoo de Barcelona focuses on 3 core themes: spreading information, research, and the protection of animals in danger of extinction. The zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals from over 400 species including the descendants of the albino gorilla Snowflake, dolphins, tropical birds, and reptiles. In addition, the zoo offers a whole host of activities and services which make it the perfect day out for the whole family. Enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars, pony rides, miniature railways, electric cars, shops, and picnic areas. 

Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

3. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

See all the highlights of Barcelona in comfort aboard a double-decker bus. Hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish during 24 or 48 hours (depending on the option selected) and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are 2 routes and your ticket is valid for both. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 30 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. Your tickets also includes entrance to the Aquarium of Barcelona. The aquarium is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Discover its fascinating species and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s different marine communities. Learn about the most characteristic traits of the species living in each aquarium. Observe two habitats inspired by protected areas on Spain’s coastline: the Ebro Delta and the Medes Islands. Finally, take a walk through the acrylic tunnel that runs the length of the Oceanarium, which gives you the feeling of swimming with sharks. Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Routes & Stops West Route (orange): Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Born-Ciutadella-Zoo, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Fundació Joan Miró, Anella Olímpica, MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Poble Espanyol, Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe, Plaça d’Espanya, Estació de Sants, Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial-Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes, Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. East Route (green): Plaça Catalunya, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Poble Nou-Zoo, Teatre Nacional Auditori, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. 

LLoret de Mar: Barcelona Day Trip with Aquarium Visit

4. LLoret de Mar: Barcelona Day Trip with Aquarium Visit

Your day trip to Barcelona will begin in the morning when you leave Costa Brava on a comfortable bus. Upon arrival, you’ll then enter the Barcelona Aquarium without delay using your skip-the-line ticket. Once inside, you’ll experience the spectacular Oceanarium, traversing a transparent tunnel surrounded by sharks and other impressive sea creatures. You’ll learn all about the seabed and the importance of water and marine life to our planet. Afterwards, you’ll have the chance to discover Barcelona's most iconic street, Las Ramblas, with ample time to explore the surrounding city and to shop. Choose the afternoon departure on Thursday to witness the magic of the Montjuic Magic Fountain light show free of charge.

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,973 reviews

Aquarium is really nice and clean. There are few empty fishtanks but definetely place to see. There is a tank where you can swim with sharks as well and it is absolutely amazing.

very easy to get to from the metro train station and then enjoyed the aquarium very much! perfect family day out. check out the timings for the daily feedings!

The ticket we got was skip the line, although in December it isn't as crowded. Overall a cool experience

One of the best aquariums I have visited, the shark part is incredible.

Maybe to many children but it is normal for this type of activity