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Category: Zoo, Local time: 07:47:24, Address: Passeig d'Itaca, 08039 Barcelona, Spain, Official WWW website:

Barcelona Aquarium is an underwater aquarium located at Port Vell in Barcelona , in Spain . It is a popular tourist destination. It offers presentations about underwater life, mainly in the region of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, there are presentations about the life in tropical areas, about the Red Sea, etc. In the aquarium, you will find 35 reservoirs with over than 11,000 animals of 450 species. The most attractive part is an 80-meter underwater tunnel with a transport belt where animals swim above the heads of the visitors. The Barcelona Aquarium was opened on 8 September 1995 and since then it has been attended by more than 14 million people.

Interesting Activities

Barcelona Aquarium organizes workshops and activities for special occasions, such as Christmas drawings for children, educational seminars about sharks, visits behind the aquariums to get to know the technical background, sleeping with sharks for children, etc. On prior reservation it is possible for children aged 3 to 10 years to have a birthday party at the aquarium. Those who like to dive (and licensed divers) , are welcomed on Wednesdays and weekends. They can use opportunity to try scuba diving with sharks. This experience costs a total of 300 €. The price includes the theoretical background, the actual dive, all equipment rental, souvenirs, insurance, and free admission for two people.

Practical Information

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 to 21.00 Weekends and holidays from 9.30 to 21.30 ¨ June and September from 9.30 to 21.30 July and August from 9.30 to 23.00 Admission € 17.75 Adults Children aged 4 to 12 years: € 12.75 Seniors 60+: € 14.75 How to Get There Bus No. 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 40, 45, 57, 59, 64, 91, 157 Tourist Bus: Blue south line Metro: L3 Drassanes, L4 Barceloneta

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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:44:28 PM

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