Barcelona Aquarium

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  • Address: Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039, Barcelona, Spain
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 09:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +34-932217474
  • Ticket Price: 20 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids

Barcelona Aquarium - Review

The Harbour Area of Barcelona, also known as Port Vell is home to a unique treasure called the Barcelona aquarium.

It is a huge place sub divided into 35 different aquariums that house sea-creatures from near and far. There are easily 11,000 aquatic creatures belonging to nearly 450 different species housed at Barcelona Aquarium.

Opened in the year 1995 this aquarium is constructed like a glass tunnel giving the patrons a unique perspective to look at the creatures of the sea. It is a very popular aquarium in Europe due to its unique build that lets you get up close and personal with the sea-creatures.

Barcelona Aquarium Information

  • In July and August the cafeteria open until 11:30 pm.
  • The ticket office and access to the aquarium close one hour prior to the closing times.
  • Take the blue south route tourist bus.
  • Parking facility is available.
  • Ticket valid for 90 days after date of purchase.
  • Discounts on online ticket booking.

Barcelona Aquarium Ticket Prices

  • Children (5-10): 15 Euros
  • Children (3-4): 7 Euros
  • Adults (65+): 18 Euros
  • Various activities have additional tickets, visit official website for the same.

How To reach Barcelona Aquarium by Public Transport

  • L3 Drassanes or L4 Barceloneta
  • Bus number- V17

Restaurants Near Barcelona Aquarium

  • Sensi
  • Chardonnay
  • La Vinya del mar
  • Le Kasbah

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TripHobo Highlights for Barcelona Aquarium

  • Barcelona Aquarium Address: Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039, Barcelona, Spain
  • Barcelona Aquarium Contact Number: +34-932217474
  • Barcelona Aquarium Timing: 10:00 am - 09:30 pm
  • Barcelona Aquarium Price: 20 EUR
  • Best time to visit Barcelona Aquarium(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Barcelona Aquarium: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Barcelona Aquarium

  • 22.42% of people who visit Barcelona include Barcelona Aquarium in their plan

  • 59.01% of people start their Barcelona Aquarium visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Barcelona Aquarium

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

57.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Barcelona Aquarium

People normally club together Barceloneta and Picasso Museum while planning their visit to Barcelona Aquarium.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Barcelona Aquarium Trips

Barcelona Aquarium, Barcelona Reviews

  • It is a nice and small place which is big enough to keep your kids entertained for a good 2 hours. The restaurant is so so. I like the open air playground. The thing causing the 3 stars (instead of 4) is the price. I think it is on the high end compared to what you are getting.

  • Great place to visit but here is why I give it 2 stars. The line to get tickets is too long, but fortunately I was able to get them online while being in line, so I was able to get in quite fast. The price was like 20 euros per person and this is where I remove the 3 stars...even though the exhibition is nice once you get to the main tank with sharks, we spent about 30-45 minutes from door to door, so the price is way too high for the time you get to tour the place. If the price would have been like 10 euros per person, then it would have been a good value, but 20 euros per person for 30 minutes is too high. Lastly, they have restriction barriers in front of smaller tanks so that people are not supposed to cross to allow a maximum number of people to enjoy the aquariums, but there is zero enforcement, so there were always tons of kids standing on the glass of the tanks so i was not able to take a single good photo prior to getting at the main tank (I know, I am getting old and grumpy)...

  • Beautiful aquarium. Really close to the city center. Adults pay €20, but it's worth every penny. Takes about 2 hrs to see everything at a normal pace. Lots of activities for children and also has a restaurant. The newest attraction is shark cage diving which costs €150 per person but has to be booked in advance.

  • Underwhelmed. I mean it's a great place with lots of fish and stuff, but I don't think it's worth quite all the hype you hear about it. It is expensive for what they have. As a Canadian, we have the Vancouver Aquarium which dwarfs this place at a slightly better value. The online ticket purchase though was easy and recommended. I was walking up to it, saw the line, went to the web and bought tickets before the line even moved. Kudos for that. But if you have limited time for the day....pass on this.

  • Hopefully the octopus was cool, and also a kind of shark looking amazing. BUT, The aquarium was old, didn't seem so big, pretty small actually... The famous tunnel sucked. The part where you can spend money on food and gift is actually big... There is not all the fish presents on the signs, about one out of two, there is very little info about them... No idea where they come from precisely etc... As a fan, i've been in many aquariums all around the world, this one was supposed to be one of the best in Europe, it is definitely one of the worst This aquarium really need to be renewed...

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