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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 #136 of 326 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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Ville D'Avray, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not a bad place to take young children. Plenty for them to see. The Tunnel was pretty cool. But @ 20 Euros, I expected more.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The acquarium will surely catch your attention in Barcelona. In case, you don't have any plans to visit Oceanographic in Valencia then you may check this out. Its nice in its own way. Enjoyed it but nothing compared to what Oceanografic is for people.It is not vast but moderate and will be delight to kids and adults too.

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were told that this aquarium was one of the best in Europe. We decided to take this visit, but to be honest, it is just average. If your kids really like sea life, or if it is rainy, go ! otherwise, you might want to try something else in barcelona

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Ashdod, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing place! You can walk for hours and still fun. Lots of fish including sharks - very impressive! Highly recommended to visit the place!

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tanks were clean & well stocked, the tunnel through the tank was fairly impressive but I have never seen such depressed penguins. They are probably picking up a vibe from the visitors who have just realised you don't get much for your ?20

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium is well kept, and has a good range of sea life, but it is not that fantastic as it is made out to be in the marketing brochures. Still worth while paying this a visit if you have children that love Aquariums, or yourselves. It is quite expensive, but look out for discount vouchers in the little booklets... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We traveled with my 2-year-old grandson, so we were looking for something especially for him. He was kind of into fish, so we chose the aquarium. He loved it. He was fascinated. The walk-through shark tank is fun. Not the best aquarium in the world, but well worth a visit if you've never been to one or if you have... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This boasts to be one of the biggest Aquariums in Europe, and indeed it is a fair size. I have visited a few Aquariums and I think this one is quite good . There are certainly species here that I have not seen before. I enjoyed the water tunnel part and watching everything swimming above you as well . Compared... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Can only agree with other rewiews, the place needs a proper facelift and for a quite high fee your expectations are on a higher level but this place simply don't live up to all ads we see everywhere.

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have to say that I expected more and was disapointed after our visit at aquarium. We have in at several other aquariums in different countries and this is worst I have visited. And also tickects are expensive. So, it's also over prized. I would recommend not to go...

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