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Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona
(3/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
Discover 13.5 hectares (33 acres) of wild animals at Barcelona Zoo. Located in beautiful Ciutadella Park, the zoo is home to over 315 species and boasts several areas for eating, shopping, and relaxing. Attend a daily dolphin show and see spectacular tricks at Aquarama or visit the big cats area to try to spot the Sumatran tiger or black panther. Pack a picnic to enjoy in one of the open green spaces. Electric cars are available for rent if you tire of walking or prefer to explore the zoo at a faster pace. Use our Barcelona trip builder to add Barcelona Zoo and other attractions to your Barcelona vacation plans.
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  • The best I've done, lots of animals to see, friendly staff! We can see the animals up close, it wasn't too crowded, the parks are easily accessible. The zoo is very clean. And THE diversity of species is great there is of them all, it will the dolphins through the penguins until the reptiles!
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  • You know, babies love to see animals! Thanks to a stop on a cruise, we visited this very cute Zoo, there are several species of animals that cannot be found easily such as really large African elephant specimens or kangaroos, Jaguars rhinos and camels really great! Actually, since this is a zoo located in a large and important city, expecting better care for the environment and for structures that seem to be a bit lacking and mediocre considering that the cost of the ticket is not donated (euro 20 adults and 12 children but I don't know why, it was Monday and the girl has only paid 6 euros). Insignificant part of aquatic animals.
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  • We were at Barcelona zoo using a stop on our cruise. From the mirador de colom (where the shuttle costs left) in about 20 minutes passing by Barceloneta arrived at the zoo after a leisurely stroll. You can also arrive by bus. In 3 (2 adults and a banbiba of 6 years) we spent about 45 euros its not cheap. Was Monday so the zoo mon c was hardly anyone, that's good. In about 4 hours quietly visiting quietly stopping in front of various animals. The zoo is beautiful with many animals (I've seen better in the part of dolphins and seals) and of many species. Recommended x spend half a day with the kids. Within the prices of food and souvenirs are very high
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  • Not the greatest assortment of rare animals but to have a zoo in the heart of the city certainly makes up for it. The plot of land is a large "L" formation so you follow the outer shape of the L on designated routes. There is a northern and western entrance. Great areas to eat a packed lunch amongst the birds or buy a meal at the various restaurants. Somewhat wheelchair accessible with some restrictions. Organize a early visit and leave for s great tapas meal at lunch just outside the gates in the Born district.
  • The park is great as an ordinary zoo. It is classically built with a lot of different animals which are easy to see. There is no more dolphin show, as it used to and I thought that the animals did not look happy. The cages are small. There is a lot of staff everywhere who clean the area and take care of animals, but in a way the glory days of the zoo have passed.
  • Best zoo experience, all animals where out for people to see. My son really enjoyed his time here.
  • Pricey at €60 for family of 4. That is unless you use 20% discounts from the Barcelona City Tour Bus, or other voucher. Zoo had the only albino gorilla, but sadly he passed away in 2003. You can still see him though in Barcelonas' Natural History Museum. Other animals are spread out the Zoo which is a nice flowing walk. Some areas closed off due to refurbishment. Children interested especially in the Lima and Rhino. I would watch out for bird poo when walking as some local birds nest in trees.
  • Good zoo, very big. Lots of animals and things to see. They was doing a lot of work and expanding too when we was there. Little bit expensive buy we really enjoyed it