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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 #143 of 333 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The aquarium itself is nice, I saw some very unique fish especially inside the big aquarium area. I felt that Euro 20 was a bit too much for the size of the aquarium but considering the costs to keep the aquarium running, the fee is somehow acceptable.

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Essex
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been to the London Aquarium several times for a lot less than this entrance fee so i have been really spoiled. But this aquarium just did not give enough to warrent such a high cost. There are several small tanks, and perhaps 5 decent sized ones with one massive tank which you see from several angles and go... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The admission fee is way too expensive for what this place has to offer. Maybe my expectations were too high but this experience was just lame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

the visit was really nice.tha place is very good preserved,but the only bad was the shark into a big aquarium "feeling nothing ".dont forget to visit the penguins

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Great Falls, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Relative to other aquariums we have visited, with Baltimore being most recent, we thought this one was below average. On the positive side, there were several unique specimens of fish we do not recall seeing before. Also, the massive tank for the large fish was impressive. However, the penguin exhibit was pitiful, and bordered upon cruel animal treatment. Many of... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Its s real sight to enjoy if u are a marine enthusiast. Its constructions and fish variety is decent. A worth seeing place in barcelona indeed.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We saw the pictures online and decided to go there as it looked interesting and when we reached there, it was! Although the ticket queue was a little long but it was fast moving. Well made, a large varieties of the under water species! The moving track was really nice (it did not beat the London aquarium) but it was... More

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Skovlunde, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Even though the weather was warm and nice when we visited Barcelona over two days we decided to visit the aquarium placed on a small island in the harbor area. It’s a beautiful experience which would be more positive if the Spanish parents (sorry but all other nationalities had another behavior ) respected the rules of good behavior accordingly to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

20 euro to get in and all that was to be seen were small fish tanks. Although the moving floor past the shark tank was impressive there was no interaction pools, no interesting fish and it was so short we finished it in about 30 minutes. Advice? Go to a pet shop and buy a fish tank

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wonderful spot to see some amazing Aquatic life. The underwater tunnel is a great spectacle, The fact that its close to the beach doesn't hurt either!

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