- 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
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!
We had a fantastic time, there was nine adults in our party and all really enjoyed the zoo. Well worth the entrance fee!
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
Wonderful, so beautiful
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.
This tour was amazing!
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.
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.
A good time was had by all
Animal enclosures were too small and the food was gross and expensive.