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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:1 day (approx.)

Barcelona Zoo Entrance Ticket

Spend a day at Barcelona Zoo with your entrance ticket. Located in the heart of the “green lung” of Barcelona – Parc de la Ciutadella – Spain’s top zoo is home to more than 4,000 wild animals in spacious, leafy enclosures. See dolphins, lions, monkeys and more, and learn about Snowflake, the much-loved, rare white gorilla who once lived in this beautiful zoo.


  • Visit Barcelona Zoo for a fun and educational day
  • Spend a day at Spain’s most modern zoo in the middle of Barcelona’s Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Learn about Snowflake, Barcelona Zoo’s famous white gorilla
  • Visit spacious enclosures and see big cats, hippos, monkeys and more
  • See dolphins without getting wet in the dolphinarium

What You Can Expect

Barcelona Zoo Entrance Ticket

Barcelona Zoo Entrance Ticket

Enjoy an fun an educational day at Barcelona Zoo, in Parc de la Ciutadella. Besides having the accolade of being Spain’s most modern zoo, it’s also Spain’s oldest – having been open to members of the public since 1882. Covering a space of nearly 32 acres (13 hectares), the zoo really requires a full day to see it all, and luckily, there’s a mini-train to help you get around. Alternatively, you can hire an electric car at your own expense.

Reproducing the natural habitat of the animals that live in it, Barcelona Zoo is split into different spacious sections with open enclosures for mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Additional areas include the ‘infants’ zoo’ where kids can get up close to tamer animals, and the dolphinarium, where friendly dolphins perform in front of large viewing windows.

Until recently, Barcelona Zoo was particularly well known for being the home of a rare white gorilla called Snowflake (Floquet de Neu), who sadly died in 2003. To keep the memory of Snowflake alive, the zoo is passionate about helping endangered gorillas – participating in numerous endangered species awareness and conservation programs.

See all the big-name animals that you’d expect to see in a top zoo, like hippos, lions, tigers and monkeys, as well as animals that are native to Spain, like the Iberian wolf. As you explore, learn all about these fascinating creatures from information signs and interactive zones around the zoo.

With plenty of leafy picnic areas, cafés and restaurants on site, you can eat lunch at the zoo (own expense), or simply sit down and relax in between seeing Barcelona’s impressive collection of animals!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Dolphin show was great , kids loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Brilliant Zoo, so many animals the dolphin and sea lion shows were brilliant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well worth the money, thoroughly enjoyed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Huge zoo full of so many different species. It's one of the best zoos I've ever visited.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a fantastic time, there was nine adults in our party and all really enjoyed the zoo. Well worth the entrance fee!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

great selection of animals, one of the best dolphin shows in Europe if not the world. Easy to navigate, so much to see and do. Well worth a second visit. So many rare breeds of animals too not seen anywhere else...lots of places to eat and drink and good entrance ticket value made for an unforgettable day trip

Romain T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Wonderful, so beautiful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Great day

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

The zoo was a nice departure from seeing architecture, artists and local history. It is a fairly large zoo to walk around so be prepared for that. There were large parts of the zoo under construction while we were there. The dolphin show is a pre set schedule so make sure o get there in advance if you are intending go see it. Going too late in the day will not allow you to see a show and walk the zoo. Zoo staff were very friendly. There was no line at the zoo so we did not really need to skip any line. Viator purchase needs to be brought to ticket window and exchanged for a zoo ticket.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

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