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Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona

(3/5 based on 2,800+ 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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  • We spent a few ours at this zoo earlier this week and we are so glad we chose to visit. It's a really big zoo so there is so much to see. Disappointed in the aquarium section - nothing really there lo...  more »
  • Zoo very full. With all kinds of animals to visit, as there are different environments. Also is perfect because it has picnic areas where you can take your tupper and eat there without having to spend more than the input
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  • Our kids love zoos and we really liked going to the one in Barcelona! I gave it only 4 stars because we went to see the Dolphin Show (our friends had seen it on their visit) and it was gone!!! Very di...  more »
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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