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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 #178 of 1,106 things to do 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My problem with the aquarium is mostly that it is too pricy compared to its size. You can walk around the whole place in an hour. This time they did not have the octopus, but probably better for the creature. What I found very bad two years ago (this time did not visit the cafeteria) is that they served octopus... More 

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Turgutreis, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You can spend a long afternoon wandering around this marvellous place, everything is explained very clearly. The moving walkway is awesome with glass all around you so that you have sharks, stingrays and a multitude of different fish swimming around you. You can watch the penguins being feed. There is a fantastic children's play area at the end of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The aquarium was okay, it was the first one I have visited and I thought it was slightly over priced for was we saw, thought there qhere going to be more over head tanks but there was only one. Don't get me wrong the tanks where clean and there where plenty of fish to see but just thought there might... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband actually like visiting Aquariums, but this one was really disappointing. The price is absurd for all the basic things you can see in here and the tanks were not even very clean. The only interesting thing in the whole Aquarium was the big tank with the sharks. Everything besides that was a waste of time and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is a nice aquarium with a great large tank with sharks and so on. All the small exhibits are nice and clean. But we came to see the Octopus, and even though it is on the pictures outside we could not find it anywhere.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really enjoyed the experience - it took us about 1.5 hrs to go around and really enjoyed it. Worth a trip and its not too expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I already visited various aquariums all over the Europe, this is one of the large with lots so different marine species. I booked online for 17 euros, comparatively cheaper than Copenhagen Blue Planet Aquarium, that costs 160 DKK equals to 21.50 euros. This aquarium larger than that, and the main attraction is the massive oceanic tank and the moving way... More 

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Cox, spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a bit out of the way in the port area, next to the Imax cinema. Worth a visit if you have at least 75 mins to spare. The kids will enjoy it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lets get the negatives out of the way first. This attraction is pricey. This is not a whole day event, and for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 Children age 5 & 7) it cost E70. The guide book cost E3 - don't bother with this, there's nothing in it. There is no all-in family price and you get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have visited a lot of aquariums small, big and enormous ones. Barcelona aquarium is one of the largest I have visited. It has a variety of species that reside in the oceans. My biggest concern was that the aquarium was neglected and badly maintaned. A lot of the fishtanks were dirty and old. The penguins' tank was awful, dirty... More 

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