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- Barcelona Zoo in video
- How to get Barcelona Zoo?
- What to see in Barcelona Zoo ?
- Barcelona Zoo Map
- Children Activities
Barcelona Zoo is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella in the heart of the city, a stone's throw from the Born district. Considered one of the most beautiful in Spain, it has the advantage of allowing visitors to almost touch the animals thanks to its open fences. Created in 1892, the zoo houses about 2000 animals of 300 different species. It is also famous for its 1300 trees, plants and flowers of 332 different botanical varieties. It is therefore a journey in a rich fauna and nature that you will make by visiting it.
Barcelona Zoo opening hours :
The zoo is open every day of the week, all year round except on the afternoon of Christmas Day:
- From January 1st to March 18th: 10am-5.30pm
- From March 19 to May 15: 10am-7pm
- From May 16 to September 15: 10am-8pm
- From 16 September to 29 October: 10am-7pm
- From October 30 to December 31: 10am - 5:30pm
- December 25: 10am-12pm
The ticket offices close 30 minutes before the zoo closes.
The zoo can be visited in 4 hours if you want to take full advantage of it.
The zoo is fully wheelchair accessible.
Barcelona Zoo visit in video
How to get Barcelona Zoo?
Barcelona Zoo is located next to El Born district in the Parc de la Ciutadella. You can walk easily from el Born to the parc and the zoo. There are two access points: one through the Ciutadella Park and the other along Wellington Street, next to Passeig de Circumval - lació ( ring-road).
From other areas of the city you can get there:
- By Metro : L1 Marina and Arc de Triomf / L4 Barceloneta and Ciutadella
- By Bus : D20, H14, H16, V21, V27
- By Tram : Ciutadella - Vila Olímpica (T4)
- By Train - Renfe : Arc de Triomf and Estació de França
- By Hop on Hop Off Barcelona Bus : Red line stop at Zoo
Where is Barcelona Zoo ?
Address : Parc de la Ciutadella s/n, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Website: Barcelona Zoo
Phone: +34 937 065 656
What to see in Barcelona Zoo ?
The animals of the Barcelona Zoo
The visit to this zoological park, which covers almost 14 hectares, is organized along a route that reproduces as closely as possible the natural habitat of the animals that live there. The zoo boasts, for example, its facilities and habitats specially adapted to wild animals: some are free but separated from visitors by large ditches, others in cages but always very easily observed.
It should be noted that you can also rent a small electric car to drive around at your own pace or if you are a person with reduced mobility.▼ Show more
The zoo has long benefited from the popularity of its mascots, including "Floquet de neu" or " Snowflake ", the only albino gorilla known in the world. He was a star for 37 years before dying in 2003.
During your walk you will discover according to their habitat:
Primates such as gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans or even macaques...
Animals coming straight from the savannah: lions, tigers, jaguars, giraffes, elephants, gazelles, hyenas, warthogs, hippos, zebras, camels...
But also mammals closer to us like wolves and bears.
All kinds of birds: eagles, vultures, griffins, toucans, flamingos, parrots, herons...
And many reptiles: crocodiles, alligators, snakes and even the famous Komodo Dragon from Indonesia, whose "Land of Dragons" park is very popular with the youngest.
You will learn a lot about each species concerned, its habitat, diet, reproduction and also its degree of preservation. Barcelona Zoo is known for its scientific work on European programmes for endangered species.
The zoo is regularly upgraded in order to continuously improve the quality of life of the animals. In this spirit of respect for animals, the Barcelona City Council has been considering since 2015, the expansion and eventual closure of the delphinarium and the transfer of dolphins and cetaceans to a marine sanctuary in the Mediterranean. For the moment the delphinarium is open until 28 March 2020. To be continued!!▲ Show less
Barcelona Zoo Map
Map of the different areas to visit at Barcelona Zoo
Barcelona Zoo offers many activities for children:
- The discovery workshop of the farm where the youngest ones will be able to familiarize themselves with animals and touch rabbits, hens, pigs, sheep and even see very closely the "Burro català" or the "Ruc català", that is to say the Catalan donkey which is not only a breed of donkey native on Catalonia but also a Catalan symbol, unlike the bull, the Spanish symbol. There is no age to become a Catalanist ;-).
This workshop lasts two hours and starts every day at 10:00 am.
- Another workshop for children, proposes to choose an animal and to go in a group to discover it in the zoo... Every day at 10:00 am
Barcelona Zoo Frequently Asked Question:
Can children visit the Barcelona Zoo alone?
Only children over 13 years old can visit the zoo alone. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Can we feed or touch the animals at Barcelona Zoo?
It is strictly forbidden to feed or touch the animals in the zoo or to behave disrespectfully towards animals.▼ Show more
Can we take pictures at the Barcelona Zoo?
Yes, you can take pictures of the animals at the Barcelona Zoo only if they are for private, non-commercial use. For professional photographers, an authorization must be requested in advance.
Can we smoke at the Barcelona Zoo?
Yes, you can smoke in Barcelona Zoo, areas provided for this purpose are clearly indicated, the rest of the zoo is in practice non-smoking or smoking free.
What are the bans specific to the Barcelona Zoo?
As in all zoo, it is necessary to respect some safety rules such as not crossing the barriers, read carefully the information specific to each zone of the zoo, understand that some zones are limited in number of visitors and therefore wait for its turn. All these details are very well indicated and do not hinder the good visit of the zoo.
Can we visit the Barcelona Zoo with a pet?
No pets are not allowed in the Barcelona Zoo. Only guide dogs are allowed with the presentation of official documents.
Where to park next to Barcelona Zoo ?
Closest car parks next to Barcelona Zoo are :
- B:SM Wellington Zoo - Trias Fargas, 19.
- B:SM Litoral Port - Avinguda del Litoral, 34.
- B:SM Parc de Recerca Biomèdica - Trias Fargas, 19.
- Estació de França - ADIF - Marquès d’Argentera.
- B:SM Marina Port - Marina, 13-17.
To book your car park online - at the best price - please access this page: Barcelona car Parking▲ Show less
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