Barcelona Aquarium

Aquàrium Barcelona (Barcelona Aquarium) is one of the largest and most-renowned Aquariums in the world. It houses over 11,000 water-dwelling animals of over 450 different species.

L’Aquàrium Barcelona (BBoth children and adults will find this attraction great fun. Children can even spend a night surrounded by sharks and adults can swim with some of the most frightening predators of the Aquarium.

Parts of the Aquarium

  • The Oceanarium: The Oceanarium is the largest aquarium in L’Aquàrium, with a diameter of 36 meters and 5 meters deep. It has an 80-meter glass tunnel that enables visitors to walk under the various species swimming above, with a privileged view of the sharks, manta ray, moray eel and gilt-head bream.  
  • Mediterranean Aquariums: This the perfect place to discover the Mediterranean Sea without getting wet. This part of the Aquarium contains 14 different aquariums that represent the variety of marine life in the different communities.
  • Tropical Aquariums: The tropical aquariums contain 7 different aquariums that are full of colour and beautiful reefs. Visitors won’t need to travel to the tropical seas to see its most characteristic species.

Swimming with Sharks

L’Aquàrium organizes unique experiences like scuba diving in the Oceanarium surrounded by the various types of sharks and thousands of fish. Those brave enough will be put into a 4-million-litre water tank, where they will observe the sharks and fish up close. Unfortunately, you will need to have the official diver certification to take part in this activity.

A Family Activity

If you’re looking to spend a different kind of day in Barcelona, we recommend visiting the Barcelona Aquarium. It is an especially interesting if you’re traveling with children. They will be amazed by the many species of water-dwelling animals and will learn a lot while having fun.

Schedule

Monday to Friday: 10 am – 8 pm.
Weekends and public holidays: 10 am – 8 pm.
June and September: every day from 10 am – 9 pm.
July and August: every day from 10 am – 9:30 pm.
 

Price

Adults: €20.
Children (between 5 and 10 years old): €15.
Children (between 3 and 4 years old): €7.

Transport

Metro: Drassanes, line 3; Barceloneta, line 4.
Buses: 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 40, 45, 59, 64, 91 and D20.