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L’Aquarium de Barcelona

Address: Moll d_Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93-221-74-74
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Ranked #134 of 277 Attractions in Barcelona
Fee: Yes
Owner description: One of the city's biggest tourist attractions, this aquarium is...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the city's biggest tourist attractions, this aquarium is celebrated as the largest aquarium in Europe.
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

There may be bigger and newer aquaria in various places. This one doesn't fail to make a huge impression. Your kids are going to love it. Just a small cringe of pain when you pay for the tickets (for our family of five, this was by far the most expensive attraction of Barcelona). If you are on a tight budget... More 

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Before writing this review I read those of others. complaining about the aquarium being small and the entry fee expensive. Thank goodness that on this occasion I didn’t read the reviews in advance. As a marine biologist, wherever I travel, if there is a marine aquarium, then I check it out.Without doubt this was one of the best that I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited mainly to take a break from the many cathedrals, churches, museums and shopping in Barcelona. An easy walk from the old city, the aquarium is located on the pier at Port Vell. It is refreshing to see many eyes unabashly looking back at you from inside the tanks. After the visit, we were starving so we decided to... More 

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Xanthi, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the aquarium after reading about it in many tourist pages and guides so decided to go with my friends. We were very disappointed by the cost and the total experience. Very small and the only thing that is nice is a dome that puts you in the main tank and you can take amazing photos. Other than that, nothing... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to quite a few aquariums in the U.S. This one cost more than any of them and was also the least impressive. If you have never been to an aquarium before i would recommend it but if you have been to several before it might be worth your time to see something else in town.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Me and my friend decided to go here after a long day of shopping - it was great - especially the little moving floor round the large tank (with the sharks and sun fish) - but it isn't particularly cheap and is quite similar to other aquariums! It doesn't really take that long to get out but is in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

its small but its worth a visit ,had a variety of kind of fish .i appreciated much the shark tank wow its amazing ...thou i scared of shark but that time i love them so beautiful animals ,me my hubby and our 3 friends had a fantastic experienced .....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visited with my husband and children aged 6 and 4. After queueing for 30 minutes we enjoyed a pleasant few hours roaming the aquarium. Smaller than I had expected with less "big" fish than I had hoped to see. Nevertheless a worth while experience if you are in Barcelona for a few days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The whole aquarium is pretty good with some excellent varieties of fish, but the shark tank is the real winner. If you have anyone with you who loves sharks then the Barcelona Aquarium has really nailed the best way to see them. You stand on a moving platform that takes you around and then through the shark tank. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Aquarium is a very nice place and I like very much. I see a lot of beautiful fishs and many other marine animals.

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