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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 #141 of 331 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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great for kids, ok for adults. Expected more than saw. Not so big but as for city aquarium is ok. Clean and well kept.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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77 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

No it's not seaworld or sea life park. It's more of a city aquarium versus an amusement park. I myself found it to be larger and nicer than say The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. But that's just me. I've been 3 times and never had a problem with it. The kids loved it. My wife liked it. It's not an... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

'We love as a family a good aquarium. Best one ever was in France - la Rochelle - this one did not come close. Seems very clean and the animals well cared for but very crowded and small. Advertises penguin experience but this is a small enclosure behind glass. Not impressive. Overall I could not believe we had finished -... More

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Zabbar, Malta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We started on a bad note - in the morning we confirmed the tickets by phone (which we had bought from their website). Upon showing up, they did not allow us to go in since we did not have the proper tickets. It took about fifteen minutes to make them recheck their records and to finally let us in. There... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ok, I love aquariums so this was a must on the list and it is open on Mondays when most things are closed. Perfect thing to add to the list. It is lame. The Chicago aquarium or the one in Genoa or Sydney is infinitely better. I could not believe that it was over when we finished. I expected more.... More

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Heraklion Crete
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even though I prefer the wild life being in their natural place, and that's the sea and not inside a glass tank, it's something that it's worthy to see and pay a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A little bit expensive, but the aquarium is a very good venue and has an interactive bit for kids, a cafe and is located at the port, which gives you the chance to explore the port area and The Mare Magnum shopping mall as well as seeing the Aquarium. We had a full day there and there are lots of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Familiar to Sydney's aquarium this attraction was just a fish pond. I was expecting more, to view the different fish life Spain may have, compared to home ( Australia ) was totally disappointing.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have seen better Aquariums such as the Lisbon one which is huge. The price was 20 euros for 1 adult which is quite expensive. Its quite small in a way and it would of been better to have much more animals such as dolphins and other fishes. Its great for kids but for adults if your looking for a... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Large and very extensive aquarium down by the harbour. Large variety of sea life displayed on several floors in good size tanks. Good close up views of Sharks, Rays, turtles etc.

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