Barcelona Zoo Tours

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Whether you like your animals fluffy or ferocious, there's something that fits the bill at Barcelona Zoo. Sitting on 35 acres (14 hectares) inside Parc de la Ciutadella, there are 7,000 animals and 400 different species that call the zoo home, with everything from dolphins to rhinoceros living in quarters that mimic natural habitats.
 
The Basics
This century-old zoo, opened in 1892, is one of Barcelona’s most family-friendly attractions and a great place to spend the day outdoors. Visitors can buy a standard admission ticket to the zoo or opt for the Barcelona Pass, which includes free entrance to the zoo, as well as other top attractions, such as the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Poble Espanyol, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo, and L’Aquarium Barcelona.
 
Many walking, cycling, and Segway tours of Old Town pass the zoo entrance.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Barcelona Zoo is a must-visit for families traveling with children.
  • Buy your ticket online and skip the queues at the zoo.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
 
How to Get There
You can reach the zoo on foot from just about anywhere in the old city. To get there by public transportation, take the Metro to Vila Olimpica (line 4) or Arc de Triomf (line 1). The Ciutadella–Vila Olimpica tram also stops at the zoo, as do several public buses.
 
When to Get There
Barcelona Zoo is open daily throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the shoulder season (spring and autumn) when weather is not too hot and the zoo not too crowded. If you’re visiting in peak season (July and August), plan to arrive first thing in the morning.
 
Native Fauna of Barcelona
While Barcelona Zoo is best known for its star residents, such as lions, hippos, and elephants, it’s also a great place to learn about native fauna. The Garden of Biodiversity features numerous native plants, as well as a small lake, where local wildlife like Iberian tree frogs, midwife toads, and Mediterranean tree frogs, can take shelter.
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Address: Parc de la Ciutadella s/n, Barcelona 08003, Spain
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Barcelona Zoo Entrance Ticket

Enjoy the wonderful creatures of the Barcelona Zoo with this one-day admission ticket. Situated in the city's lush Parc de la Ciutadella, the Catalan capital's wildlife refuge is considered the best in all of Spain, playing host to more than 4,000 creatures. Observe animals including monkeys, lions, dolphins and more, all happily at home in their comfy habitats, and discover the history of Snowflake, a rare white gorilla that once called the zoo home.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$24.85 USD
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The Barcelona Pass: Entry to Over 20 Attractions

Save money with the Barcelona Pass that grants you access to more than 20 top attractions around the popular Spanish city. Along with a 2-, 3-, or 4-day pass, you’ll receive a hop-on hop-off tour of the city, a guidebook with information and maps, and special offers to save even more money as you explore Barcelona. Plus, you can also upgrade to include unlimited access to the public transport system if you wish.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 days
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$126.27 USD
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  • Duration: 2 to 4 days
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Barcelona Old Town Private Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Barcelona's ancient Romans and its modern-day residents during this 3-hour private walking tour of Barcelona. Wander past picturesque Barcelona landmarks like the Arco de Triunfo and the sprawling Ciutdella Park before diving into the Gothic Quarter. ‘Get lost’ in the narrow winding streets of this atmospheric area with your guide, stopping to explore the ornate Cathedral of Barcelona, Born Market, ancient Roman walls and some of the neighborhood’s lesser-known gems. Your guide, light refreshments and a city welcome pack are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$79.93 USD
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