L'Aquarium de Barcelona hosts 35 aquariums that are home to 11,000 animals representing 450 species. It is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world.
A transparent tunnel in excess of 80 meters in length enables you to enjoy a spectacular walk underwater. You can explore the Oceanarium from below and experience the exhilarating feeling of discovering the Mediterranean as if you were walking along the sea floor, just inches away from sharks and other curious species.
Here, explore the oceanarium, where you can see giltheads, moray eels, ocean sunfish, rays and two types of shark: the sand tiger shark and the sandbar. Discover the Mediterranean aquariums and its two protected areas. You can also take a look at the tropical aquariums, where you will be able to see coral reefs. In the themed aquarium you will be surprised by the discovery of all the little species present in the sea such as seahorses, shark eggs, tropical corals, seadragons.
In the Planeta Aqua, you can observe in their middle living fossils, Humboldt penguin, piranhas, tropical turtles and iguanas.
Location and direction
Begin your aquatic discovery in L’Aquàrium de Barcelona at your leisure. Immerse into the underwater world of the Oceanarium where you can find thousands of fish and sea creatures such as moray eels, ocean sunfish, rays and sharks through the transparent tunnel.
Wander deeper through the 14 aquariums that represent the Mediterranean marine communities. Get to know more amazing marine animals in themed aquariums equipped with interactive modules. Take a glimpse into the different seabeds around the globe through the tropical aquariums and its colorful coral reefs. Continue your adventure to Planeta Aqua that presents marine life in extreme environments, inhabited by penguins, turtles, iguanas, piranhas and jellyfishes. Children will enjoy the multimedia interactivities of the Explora area.
How to Get There:
Metro: L3, Drassanes stop o L4, Barceloneta stop
Bus: 14, 59, 64, 120, D20, H16 and V17
Voucher Exchange Procedure:
Please exchange your VELTRA voucher for a ticket at the Ticket Office in Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell.
January, February, March, November and December
Monday to Friday (10:00 - 19:30)
Saturday and Sunday (10:00 - 20:00)
April, May and October
Monday to Friday (10:00 - 20:00)
Saturday and Sunday (10:00 - 20:30)
June and September:
Daily (10:00 - 21:00)
July, August and Easter Holidays (8th April to 16th April)
Daily (10:00 - 21:30)
Christmas Holidays (23th December to 7th January)
Daily (10:00 - 20:30)
The ticket office and entrance are open until 1 hour before closing time.
For the complete timetable of the attraction's operating hours, please see the PDF:
Aquarium de Barcelona Opening Hours 2017.pdf
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Printed VELTRA voucher
A valid government-issued photo ID
Please bring a valid ID on the day of your visit, especially for purchases including a reduced ticket (child, student or senior).
Please note that the VELTRA voucher is valid only on the day booked.
Please make sure to bring a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to exchange it for a ticket upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
Ticket offices are open until one hour before closing time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 10:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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