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Barcelona Aquarium

Near the Marina | Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
93-221-74-74
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As featured in Barcelona for young kids
Ranked #121 of 315 attractions in Barcelona
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Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: One of the city's biggest tourist attractions, this aquarium is celebrated as the largest aquarium in Europe.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A good array of fish, the large tank at the end with the sharks was good.... Like many others the 20€ was a bit pricey

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wiesbaden
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The aquarium was average nothing spectacular. The 20€ price was a little too expensive for the small amount of exhibits

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

yes, we found it expensive! 20E per person, including the child which is 10y old but 1.42cm tall, pay the adult ticket (price regulated with person-hight). nevertheless, there are beautiful fishes, acquariums are clean and there is a good light. The tunnel with sharks and rays etc is excellent, we made it many times, lot of nice pictures. After the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Expensive. The children are 13 and 9, and with 2 adults the entry came to ?75 plus ?3 for the souvenir programme. The fish, seahorses, octopi, penguins, tree frogs etc. are truly amazing (we went round the travelator in the glass tunnel twice!) but it's all a bit shabby. Also it was annoying to be accosted by a promotional photo... More

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Aquarium is okay. Great lead up to the main tank with some world class aquarium tanks. In terms of madrid this one is better for the family.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Not a very large aquarium but still nice. It's good to go early before everyone else shows up. It is a bit dark in some places. It is an ideal place for kids. They have several more hands on exhibits for kids to get up close with.

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Barcelona, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

IT is a great aquarium. Perfect for families with children or people who love the Ocean. It has a great tunnel where you can see sharks , moray eels, ocean sunfish, rays and many other fishes. It is a must in Barcelona

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Athens, Greece
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Well, if you ever been to an aquarium before you won't see anything new here. In my opinion it was a waste of money (20euros/person) and time. The aquarium of Crete, Greece was way more interesting and cheaper!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Generally soeaking the aquarium is awesome ...it is huge´and it has probably the biggest number of fish you can ever see together. However I cannot help but thinking about the life the animals in the aquarium have. I simply am not a fan of wild life species such as dolphins and belugas being closed in a limited space only.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This Plan B turned out to be more fun than we expected as we explored one of the largest aquariums in the region.

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