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Discover the fascinating Aquarium in Barcelona: An oasis of underwater wonders!

Experience the world's largest Mediterranean aquarium for free with the Barcelona City Pass.

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The Barcelona Aquarium, also known as the "L'Aquàrium de Barcelona," is one of the largest and most impressive aquariums in Europe, located in a spectacular underwater tunnel just off the city's harbor. With over 11,000 marine creatures from 451 different species, this aquarium offers a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of the oceans, including majestic sharks, colorful coral reefs and playful penguins. Visitors here can not only admire the breathtaking underwater scenery, but also enjoy interactive exhibits that promote an understanding of marine conservation and offer an unforgettable glimpse into the diversity of marine life. Learn more about this exciting destination and its unforgettable experiences!

Aquarium Barcelona: A top attraction for young and old

Oceanarium - The heart of L'Aquarium

The Oceanarium, the largest tank at L'Aquarium Barcelona, houses over 11,000 animals from 450 different species. Admire the majestic sharks, colourful fish and elegant sea turtles that live in this vast underwater ecosystem.

Mediterraneum - Treasures of the Mediterranean

Experience the fascinating diversity of the Mediterranean in the Mediterraneum, a themed area that introduces you to the unique flora and fauna of this region steeped in history. Meet seahorses, octopuses and many other sea creatures that are at home here in the colourful coral gardens.

Planeta Aqua - A journey around the world

At Planeta Aqua, you will discover the amazing adaptability of sea creatures in a wide variety of habitats. From the depths of the oceans to the icy waters of Antarctica - here you will learn about the incredible diversity of our oceans.

Explora! - Interactive learning for children

Explora! is an interactive area especially for children, where they can discover the secrets of the sea through play and with all their senses. With numerous activities and experiments, a visit to L'Aquarium becomes an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Diving with sharks - For brave adventurers

For adrenaline junkies, L'Aquarium Barcelona offers the chance to dive with impressive sharks under the supervision of expert instructors. Venture into the depths of the Oceanarium and experience an unforgettable encounter with these fascinating marine predators in a safe environment.


Highlights L'Aquarium Barcelona

  • Underwater Tunnel: An impressive tunnel guides visitors through a massive aquarium where they can experience majestic sharks, rays, and colorful schools of fish up close.
  • Penguin Encounter: The Penguin Expedition allows guests to observe playful Humboldt penguins in their lively habitat and learn more about these fascinating birds. 
  • Oceans of the World: This exhibit showcases different marine environments, including the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, revealing the incredible diversity of the underwater world.
  • Touch Pools: Visitors can explore interactive touch pools to get up close and personal with marine creatures like starfish and sea urchins, providing a tactile experience with marine life.
  • Education and Conservation: The Barcelona Aquarium actively participates in educational and conservation programs to raise awareness about ocean conservation and educate visitors on the importance of preserving marine environments.


Opening hours L'Aquarium Barcelona

The Aquarium in Barcelona is open 365 days a year. 

Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 - 9 pm. 

The last admission is one hour before closing time.
Please check here https://www.aquariumbcn.com/en/visit/opening-hours/ to see the exact closing times.


Reservation for L'Aquarium Barcelona

Your Barcelona City Pass includes admission to the Aquarium. 

No reservation is necessary.


Restrictions L'Aquarium Barcelona

  • Age limits: Certain activities, such as shark diving, may have age limits or age requirements. Make sure you know the requirements for the activity before you participate. 
  • Supervision: Children under a certain age must be accompanied by an adult to visit the aquarium and participate in activities. 
  • Accessibility: Although L'Aquarium Barcelona strives to provide barrier-free access and pathways, some areas or activities may not be fully accessible to people with reduced mobility or disabilities. 
  • Behaviour: Visitors should always behave respectfully towards the animals and other guests. This means not knocking on the pools, not feeding the animals, not making loud noises and following the safety instructions of the staff. 



How to get to L'Aquarium Barcelona

• Metro: The nearest metro station is Drassanes (L3, Green Line). From there, it is about a 10 to 15-minute walk to L'Aquarium Barcelona. Alternatively, you can also use the Barceloneta metro station (L4, Yellow Line) and walk for about 15 to 20 minutes to the aquarium. 

• Bus: Various bus lines stop near L'Aquarium Barcelona. Bus lines V15, 45, 59, and D20 stop at Port Vell, from where you can reach the aquarium within a few minutes' walk. 

• Tram: The tram line T3 has a stop called Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica. From there, you can either take a roughly 15-minute walk to the aquarium or take the metro (L4, Yellow Line) to the Barceloneta station and walk from there. 

• Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus: Most hop-on-hop-off buses that take tourists to Barcelona's main attractions also have a stop near L'Aquarium Barcelona. 


Address L'Aquarium Barcelona

del Port Vell, Moll d'Espanya, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spanien

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Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the mesmerizing underwater world at L'Aquarium Barcelona. With its vast array of marine species, engaging exhibits, and unforgettable experiences, it's the perfect destination for a family day out or an adventure with friends. Book your tickets now and embark on a journey into the depths of the oceans, discovering the incredible wonders that await you at L'Aquarium Barcelona.

Book your Barcelona City Pass now and get free entry to the Aquarium Barcelona.

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