L’Aquarium de Barcelona, Barcelona

2.8
#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Catalonia
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.
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L’Aquarium de Barcelona Reviews
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  • Aquarium experience here was quite good. I liked the range of different fishes, sharks and stingrays that we could see. It was bigger than what I anticipated. We had quite an enjoyable experience and....  more »
  • This aquarium has a very comprehensive collection of Mediterranean fish and other marine life, and an always fascinating Oceanarium with an 80 metre long tunnel that allows you to see big sharks...  more »
  • This is an excellent aquarium. Their lighting of the fish is wonderful. There is such a variety of fish. You can buy a bottle and feed the koi a special food. That’s really an experience. My favorite....  more »
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  • I think it is a nice place to go with the little ones. However I felt it was way too overpriced for it was. There is not a lot to do with kids at all and they do get bored very quickly. It will probably take you less than an hour to get around the whole Aquarium as it’s fairly on the small side and gets crowded very quickly. They need to provide better walk ways and maybe a interactive play or activity area for kids? Overall I did enjoy it and if in the area and need to pass time it’s worth a visit.
  • Nice aquarium with a breathtaking underwater tunnel where you can see sharks and rays from underneath and really close. We spent maybe two hours and enjoyed penguin feeding and a lot of smaller aquariums. A bit on the expensive side but it was worth it since I hadn't been in a tunnel like that before. Wouldn't go again any time soon though.
  • Quite an impressive aquarium. It has a large variety of species: several shark types, stingrays, one kind of penguins, lots of exotic fishes as well. I bought the ticket online for 18 EUR (normally it's 20, I think). It's a very good quality for a price. Some reviewers got angry about "plastic jellyfishes", but these tanks take a tiny a area of the aquarium, I wouldn't even think about it, if it wasn't mentioned by the others. TL;DR version: Considering the quantity and the quality of the fishes, I think it's worth seeing. I am actually surprised the ticket price can support the maintenance of the large facility. Better skip Picasso museum and go here instead.
  • A "must see". Really many kinds of fishes and other sea animals. Great views. A lot of people inside, but still you can view and take photo of anything without any problem. Glass tunnel in the biggest tank is awesome.
  • Would ask for my money back if it could. Pour water quality, so much algae Over stuffed tanks, all of them. No happy fish, yes good water and nice environment means happy fish. Penguins are not right, frantic and upset. +1 star An extra star for lots of species
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