L’Aquarium de Barcelona, Barcelona

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Dive into the underwater world at L’Aquarium de Barcelona. As Europe’s largest aquarium, the harbor-side center is home to 11,000 animals spread over 35 tanks. Venture through the 80 m (260 ft) underwater tunnel or explore the 14 Mediterranean aquariums to learn more about local marine life. Don’t miss the chance to see sharks being fed by professional divers; check online for feeding times. Purchase tickets online in advance for discounted prices. To visit L’Aquarium de Barcelona on your holiday in Barcelona, and find out what else Barcelona has to offer, use our Barcelona online road trip planner .
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  • I have been to a lot of aquariums and this is not one of my favorites. If you have kids who love fish, then go. If you have seen lots of fish in your life, or penguins, then save your dough. I saw a c...  more »
  • Aquarius cute still worth a visit if you come to Barcelona. striking the tunnel with around the enorne tub filled with fish of all specie.ma I expected better from Barcelona perhaps less beautiful than that of Genoa. suitable in any case for visits with children in their will.
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  • A lot of people. Lining up to take the tickets for 20 Minutes. Almost impossible to see the 'small' aquarium because people stay "3 hours" to make selfies. Nothing exceptional and especially very expensive!
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  • Fun place to take your children. Educational part of the museum is interesting for adults too -led map of the Earths tectonic plates, volcanos and ocean currents was fun. We enjoyed the jellyfish and the penguin feeding. Rare corrals and fish from the Great barrier reef.
  • I visited the place with my wife and her parents. In my opinion its a place for kids to enjoy, we did not find that exiting. And the Aquarium is quite small given the touristic advertisement it has. However I would recommend this place if you have kids, they will love it.
  • The underwater tunnel was a lovely experience and that was very much the highlight. Perhaps it's a little dated, but I would like to see more information about conservation perhaps? There are way more things you could do with your €20 if you're just visiting the city.
  • The animals seem reasonably taken care of - as far as I can judge. But the tanks are small for the big fish and an aquarium with this many visitors should be more dedicated to preservation! "Awareness" is pushed into the farthest, smallest corner. Do the fish a favour, take the 20€ and donate them to a worthy cause.
  • A great place and easy to get to. Lots of exhibits in a relatively small area covering shallow waters to deep ocean. At the end, you can squeeze into the mouth of a (model) whale to see jellyfish exhibits

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