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Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

1. Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

The Barcelona Aquarium is located in Port Vell, the city’s old harbor area, and is the world's most important marine leisure and education center dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life. Book your priority access ticket for this unique attraction that has already been visited by more than 14 million people. The aquarium is the perfect place to learn about the seabed and the many species that live there. See the 35 Mediterranean and tropical tanks that are home to 11,000 animals from some 450 different species. Most spectacular of all is the immense Oceanarium, 5 meters deep and 36 meters in diameter. A transparent 80-meter-long tunnel runs through the Oceanarium, making it possible for you to walk among sharks, gilt heads, morays, ocean sunfish, and many other species. With your ticket you'll also be able to visit the permanent exhibitions, Planeta Aqua and Explora! that show the importance of water in the development of the planet, and where kids can discover the underwater world, using all of their 5 senses. After your visit, you'll be able to enjoy the different services on offer, such as the café, shop, and others. 

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Barcelona Zoo Tickets

2. Barcelona Zoo Tickets

The famous Zoo de Barcelona focuses on three core themes: spreading information, research, and the protection of animals in danger of extinction. The zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals from over 400 species including the descendants of the albino gorilla Snowflake, dolphins, tropical birds, and reptiles. In addition, the zoo offers a whole host of activities and services which make it the perfect day out for the whole family. Enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars, pony rides, miniature railways, electric cars, shops, and picnic areas. 

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Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

3. Barcelona: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Visit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 top attractions or tours of your choice with the Go City Barcelona Explorer Pass, and save up to 45% compared to buying individual tickets. Simply show a digital or print copy of your pass at each attraction to enter. Go on a tour of Sagrada Familia, visit La Pedrera, enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus tour, explore the home of FC Barcelona, or relax on a cruise. With 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your Barcelona vacation. Some of the included attractions and tours that you can choose from include (access to the full list, opening times, and more will be available on your confirmation voucher): • Parc Güell Guided Tour• Aquarium Barcelona• Las Golondrinas Boat Cruise• Barcelona Bus Turistíc (Hop-On Hop-Off)• Barcelona Zoo• Vicens House• Montserrat with Bus Transfer• Poble Espanyol• Sant Pau Modernist Center• Barcelona Bike Tour• Gaudi Experience 4D• Egyptian Museum of Barcelona• Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour• MACBA - Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • CosmoCaixa Barcelona• Olympic and Sports Museum• History Museum of Catalunya• Escape Hunt Barcelona

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Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

4. Barcelona: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Aquarium Tour

See all the highlights of Barcelona in comfort aboard a double-decker bus. Hop-on and hop-off as many times as you wish during 1 or 2 days (depending on the option selected) and enjoy the city at your own pace. There are 2 routes and your ticket is valid for both. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 5 and 20 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. Your tickets also includes entrance to the Aquarium of Barcelona. The aquarium is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Discover its fascinating species and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s different marine communities. Learn about the most characteristic traits of the species living in each aquarium. Observe two habitats inspired by protected areas on Spain’s coastline: the Ebro Delta and the Medes Islands. Finaly, take a walk through the acrylic tunnel that runs the length of the Oceanarium, which gives you the feeling of swimming with sharks. Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Routes & Stops West Route (orange): Plaça Catalunya, Arc de Triomf, El Born-Ciutadella-Zoo, Passeig Colom, World Trade Center, Jardins de Miramar, Fundació Joan Miró, Anella Olímpica, MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya, Poble Espanyol, Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe, Plaça d’Espanya, Estació de Sants, Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial-Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes, Illa Diagonal, Av. Diagonal, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló. East Route (green): Plaça Catalunya, Catedral-Barri Gòtic, Port Vell, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Platja de Bogatell*, Nova Mar Bella*, Forum*, Glòries-Torre Agbar, Sagrada Familia, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, Park Güell, Tibidabo, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. (* from November 2 to March 25 these stops are replaced by Poble Nou-Zoo and Teatre Nacional Auditori.)

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LLoret de Mar: Barcelona Day Trip with Aquarium Visit

5. LLoret de Mar: Barcelona Day Trip with Aquarium Visit

Your day trip to Barcelona will begin in the morning when you leave Costa Brava on a comfortable bus. Upon arrival, you’ll then enter the Barcelona Aquarium without delay using your skip-the-line ticket. Once inside, you’ll experience the spectacular Oceanarium, traversing a transparent tunnel surrounded by sharks and other impressive sea creatures. You’ll learn all about the seabed and the importance of water and marine life to our planet. Afterwards, you’ll have the chance to discover Barcelona's most iconic street, Las Ramblas, with ample time to explore the surrounding city and to shop. Choose the afternoon departure on Thursday to witness the magic of the Montjuic Magic Fountain light show free of charge.

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,973 reviews

Exceptional prin diversitatea de specii si modului de organizare. Recomand cu mare drag, in special familiilor cu copii.

The children were very excited to see all the different animals! We loved it and had a great time.

Perfect as we arrived we introduced ourselves and immediately walked in. no problems guaranteed.

It was an amazing experience. It felt like you have an ocean underneath your feet.

Great! Speed and efficiency for the cut-off ticket. Good for a 1st aquarium