Barcelona's state-of-the-art aquarium is one of the finest in Europe, with 35 tanks housing eleven thousand creatures that include poisonous and tropical fish and less exotic varieties. Since its opening in 1995, the aquarium has been visited by more than 14 million people.

The first section focuses on the Mediterranean; here you will find communities of eels and octopuses.

The next section, devoted to the Red Sea and other tropical waters, is more vibrant. Here, reef sharks and bright yellow butterfly fish are on display among native vegetation. The biggest crowd-pleaser is the close encounter with the grey sharks, guitarfish, and eagle and marble rays in the Oceanarium. An 80m long glass tunnel lets you see these sleek creatures from all angles as you are moved along by a conveyor belt. 

Upstairs, the Explora! Section has 50 interactive games and activities to entertain the children.

Located at Barcelona's Port at the foot of Las Ramblas, the aquarium is easy to access, with the nearest tube stop being Barceloneta. The aquarium is just 45 minutes from Vilanova Park, our premier campsite in Spain.

For more information including latest prices and opening times, please see AQUARIUM


By EuroResorts G+ 05/07/2013

Barcelona things to do - Aquarium