Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona

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#2 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Catalonia
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. Plan to visit Barcelona Zoo during your Barcelona vacation using our convenient Barcelona itinerary maker .
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  • We caught the Metro down to the zoo as we knew that there would be quite a lot of walking involved! Before you go in to the zoo there was a special park for people to walk their dogs - such a brillian...  more »
  • There was a lot to see at Barcelona zoo, I would definitely recommend going! It’s good for all ages. The dolphins and sea lion attractions close at 3:30, so if you want to see them go before this time...  more »
  • We arrived at zoo near 4pm on Saturday. We knew we'd a relatively short time to get around, but one of the attractions we hoped to see were the dolphins and sea lions but unfortunately these enclosure...  more »
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  • Not the biggest zoological garden but there is a wide selection of animals on view. Some of the enclosures are in need of renovations, they are a good size just need updating and a lick of paint. Admission is a little expensive at €21.40 per adult. Easy to get to and from the zoo has its own tram stop outside and many bus routes pass close by. Overall worth a visit.
  • Nice place for a day out in Barcelona, I did feel the park itself needed a little more up keep but I visited in January which isn't a popular time for tourists so maybe they clean up more in peak times. But overall the visit was nice.
  • Lovely zoo, well worth the visit. You can get a great discount if you book online. The only downside was a fair few of the animals weren't visible for one reason or another which was slightly disappointing, but there's plenty to see so just don't assume you'll get to see everything in 1 visit.
  • Great day out, lots of animals and a little more relaxed than British zoos with regards to fencing so you can get a little closers. Don't worry though the carnivores are well fenced...
  • Barcelona City Zoo is one of the worst zoos in the world, it is not suitable for all types of animals. Enclosures here are too small for some species. Really felt sad for the lions, tiger, brown bear, elephants and especially the dolphins... (matchbox sized enclosures). This is why I hate zoos.. .the only reason I WENT is because I had a free entry and because I knew I was going to report this on Google reviews. If you love animals don't go to this zoo. Go to the Sigean African Wildlife Reserve close to Perpignan almost 3 hours from Barcelona. The animals there have so much space....

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