Whether you like your animals fluffy or ferocious, they’ll be something that fits the bill at the Barcelona Zoo, one of the city’s most family friendly attractions, spread over 14 hectares within the Parc de la Ciutadella. Over 7,000 animals and 400 ... 

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Myfanwy B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2008

Ab fab means of city sightseeing! Try to collect tickets at airport tourist office if poss to save time located left of arrivals. Owing to hotel Port location, mainly used blue bus route this time and loved it! Last occasion red bus route. Enjoyed the running commentary and the vouchers book is a bonus Easy to find pick-up points following map provided. Visited Spanish Village with craft centres, Miro Museum, Barcelona Zoo and of course the Ramblas! By far the best way to see what the city has to offer, particularly on a short break. Next visit want to spend more time in the Barri Gothic, Barcelonetta and Port Vell and will definitely use the hop on hop off tour bus.

Doing what: Barcelona Hop-on Hop Off Tour: North to South Route

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

Beautiful day out, zoo itself is nice but does need a bit of investment - not quite the level of London. Kids where happy, that's the main point.

Doing what: Barcelona Zoo Entrance Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2013

Great zoo with lots of different animals. It is huge much bigger than London zoo. Definitely worth a visit when in Barcelona. We didn't pay the extra for the aquarium but we still watched the dolphin show free of charge. The only bad point is that there weren't many ramps for prams which is a pity as we have twins so there wee a few animals they couldn't see.

Doing what: Barcelona Zoo Entrance Ticket

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2014

We pretty much only used this for public transport and we were informed by the hotel that there were much better value tickets available for that. We did enjoy discounts at the zoo and music palace but they didn't cover the outlay. Most of the other places we visited either didn't give any discount (Parc Guell), only gave discounts if you bought extras (audio guide at the Sagrada Familia) or were free without the card (Cultural Center). Most of the major sites are within walking distance of each other anyway if you are reasonably fit. This probably can be a good buy but please do your research on the places you want to visitor first to see if it really is good value for you.

Doing what: Barcelona Card with Guidebook

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
June 2013

Altogether there were too many "missing" animals and empty spots. I believe the entire zoo showed its age and the state of the Spanish economy probably has something to do with it. It would have been better for us if the entrance employees mentioned the lack of refreshment options. There were limited places to sit and observe areas. Perhaps our problem was comparing it to Portland, Oregon's zoo which was phenomenal.

Doing what: Barcelona Zoo Entrance Ticket

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