Established in 1995, L'Aquàrium de Barcelona has quickly become a major tourist attraction on the waterfront. The tanks hold ... More
L'Aquàrium de Barcelona
Established in 1995, L'Aquàrium de Barcelona has quickly become a major tourist attraction on the waterfront. The tanks hold the widest possible variety of marine life from all over the world, in particular a great presentation of local Mediterranean sea creatures. The most thrilling and popular attraction is the fascinating shark exhibit. You can also count on a children's play room and cool and eccentric souvenir shop.
Have just returned from Barcalona after a 10 day trip which i very much enjoyed apart from the Aquarium at the port Queued up for over an hour and paid 17.50 euros per adult and 12.50 for my 10 year old daughter.Thats over FOURTY Pounds for 20 tanks half empty of fish 90 percent you can see at your local fish shop! It takes about 25 minutes from start to finish thats including the viewing tunnel with moving floor which the second half of just takes you back past the same tank! What a total rip off i suggest well avioded and spend your cash on something better.
I enjoyed the aquarium, it is a good way to pass a couple of hours in air conditioned coolness out of the glorious spanish sunshine.
There are good displays of a wide variety of fish, different settings showing coasts and countries, all with English and Spanish descriptions.
The main highlight is the central giant tank where a moving walkway takes you under the sea, surrounded by sharks, guitar fish, curious sunfish and hundreds of others, watch out for the Moray eels - yuk!
After seeing the main tank there is another display upstairs near the cafeteria, which includes rays, penguins and catfish. There is even a display set out as a whale where you enter the mouth and go through it's stomach seeing the range of fishand creatures from the deep.
A good few hours out but maybe not enough for a whole session of the day - recommended though.
Took a group of school kids on a very hot day. Best tanks were set in front of electronic walkway. Wierd and wonderful species. Good hands on area for small children. Not enough to do after a while and only a dedicated fish fan would be interested in all the tanks: few large examples. Highlight had to be the 'Finding Nemo' tank.