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Barcelona Aquarium: Top 5 Features

Barcelona Aquarium plays host to over 450 species of marine life and is unique as a huge Mediterranean aquatic museum. What shouldn't you miss on a trip there?

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Planeta Aqua

In this interactive museum area, you can learn about fossils, endangered species, and the environmental future of the world's oceans.

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Oceanarium

With about four million liters of water, it's Barcelona's largest aquarium. Check out the diverse ecosystems and visit the giant tunnel. It's the next best thing to taking a dive!

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Shark Basin

Are you feeling brave? If you make an advance appointment and pay a deposit, you can dive into the shark basin and swim around with these oft-misunderstood creatures.

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Tropical Aquarium

No funds to fly to Australia or the Red Sea? No worries, you can still take in the vivid colors and unusual fish - this aquarium has all the coral and tropical life you could want.

Jewels of the Sea

Sealife certainly isn't just limited to fish - here you can see and learn about starfish and soft-bodied creatures living in shells. All are important to the ocean's survival!

Barcelona Aquarium: Our Tips

Local lingo

Barcelona's official language is Catalan, native to the Catalonia region. Although most people will understand Spanish, you'll get further if you learn a few words of Catalan!

Hot, hot, hot

Owing to its Mediterranean location, Barcelona gets pretty warm, especially in the summer! Make sure you sunscreen up and stay in the shade around midday.

Stay safe

Barcelona is generally a safe city, but common sense should still be put into practice. Keep valuables tucked safe into your bag - not pockets - and make sure your belongings are always within your sight.

Mix it up

Barcelona city sightseeing tickets are available - if you're keen on one attraction, it's best to combine it with other things to save entry money and get more from your visit.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The park opens at 9:30AM and remains open until at least 9:00PM, depending on the day and month.
  • What is the price?
    Adult tickets start at just €20.00 and continue up once you add on transportation and other perks!
  • Will I need a guide?
    You won't need a guide at the aquarium, but there are several Barcelona tours that come with free Aquarium entry. Plan ahead with your itinerary, and you could save some money.
  • How to get there
    Take the Green Line L3 to Drassanes and it's just a short walk to the aquarium.
  • Additional tips
    • If you want to dive with the sharks, please note that a dive certificate is required.
    • Plan to spend at least 2 hours at the aquarium to make sure you get to see everything it has to offer!

What People Are Saying About Barcelona Aquarium

Wonderful museum enhanced by a brilliant and kind guide.

The museum is an eye-opener with many of Picasso's early paintings, showing his obvious early talents. Not very many paintings from my favorite period, the Blue period. Our guide knew her art history and enlightened our understanding of Picasso's work. My wife had hurt her back and struggled during the tour. Our guide, was able to get her a wheelchair and she slowed down the tour to accommodate my wife's physical pain. An intelligent and kind guide.

It is worth to use hop on and hop off bus in Barcelona.

Information about the route in the map is clear. But information about the schedule we need to choose to entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Guëll not really clear. It is lucky that we realized that spare time to entrance to both places only 15 minutes and can change the time for Park Guëll.

Hop-On Hop-Off Barcelona City Tour 1 or 2 Day Reviewed by Inggriani, 10/28/2016

Fascinating walk & the Picasso Museum is a must for art lovers

Our guide Carlos made our walking tour & Picasso Museum visit so interesting & informative. He is a fabulous guide whose obvious passion for Picasso exudes with every sentence. I can highly recommend doing this activity, especially if you have Carlos as your guide

Great day out. Easy to get to from Sitges.

Our 18 month old daughter had a great time. Lots of shade at the zoo which made it easier. Only downside was having to print off the voucher from get your guide to handover to the zoo. Finding a place to print something on holiday was no mean feat!

Barcelona Zoo Tickets Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 08/08/2016

Excellent. Carlos gave u a thorough background of Picasso's time BCN

Terrific guide. Many interesting anecdotes and showed a deep understanding of Art History and its role in Society last century in Spain.

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