Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona

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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. To visit Barcelona Zoo and other attractions in Barcelona, use our Barcelona itinerary maker.
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  • I enjoyed Barcelona zoo and I really wanted to see the lion and tigers. There was only one tiger wen I went but it was still good to see. I also seen bears.. monkeys.. giraffe.. elephants. I also...  more »
  • This zoo is located in the picturesque Ciutadella Park (which is worth a visit on its own). There is enough to do in the zoo for at least half a day, with plenty of animals to see.  more »
  • What a graet way to spend a day...The zoo is fabulous with some super animals to see. Well looked after, clean and so enjoyable  more »
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  • Great place to visit with loads of animals there. I spent about 3 hours there but I reckon you could spent longer. Bits of it were under development but still good to visit. Maybe bring your own food and drink in with you as fairly expensive food there. But there are loads of picnic area's to sit. Not really any shows which would have been nice but still good.
  • Now this is how a zoo should look and feel like. You can see that the animals are not just captive...tools for making money. And there are some very impressive examples of how much people can care about animals. I very much recommend visiting it. Congratulations to the employers!
  • Very nice zoo. There are many types of animals and everything is arranged in an excellent way. I recommend buying tickets online. This is wonderful place for children. One day is not enough to see absolutely everything and enjoy it.
  • Very nice zoo. The animals seemed well taken care of, which I was grateful for. The Komodo dragon was a huge plus and it’s worth taking 4 minutes to view the short film in Terra de Dragons. I visited in a very hot afternoon so many of the animals were resting in the shade. The rhinoceros Pedro is very old and was donated from another zoo in 2003. Don’t be surprised if he doesn’t look well. The staff was friendly and the park was clean.
  • Wonderful zoo. Get very close to the animals. Family enjoyed a lot. Very nice during hot day because there are a lot of shade. Even at 36deg Celsius it was perfect day. I do highly recommend Barcelona's zoo

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