Barcelona Zoo Monkeys

Barcelona Zoo Monkeys

Barcelona Zoo elephants

Barcelona Zoo elephants

Barcelona Zoo monkeys and visitors

Barcelona Zoo monkeys and visitors

Barcelona Zoo entrance

Barcelona Zoo entrance

Barcelona Zoo Monkeys
Barcelona Zoo elephants
Barcelona Zoo monkeys and visitors
Barcelona Zoo entrance
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Barcelona Zoo

More than a Zoo, it is a biodiversity park and an educational centre for children.

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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 Tickets - Prices and information

We recommend that you buy an entrance ticket to the Zoo of Barcelona online before going there to avoid queues. 

 

What you need to know:

  • Skip the line Ticket - Go directly to the entrance of the Barcelona Zoo.
  • Receipt of the ticket by email immediately after purchase.
  • You can either print your ticket or show it on your smartphone.
  • Once out, you cannot come back in without buying another ticket.
  • Caution: children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult to visit the zoo. 
  • Only guide dogs are allowed in the zoo - upon presentation of official documents.

 

Barcelona Zoo ticket prices:

  • Adult ticket : 21,40€
  • Children's ticket from 3 to 12 years old : 12,95€
  • Under 3 years old : Free

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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.

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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.

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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 Delphinarium

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!!

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Barcelona Zoo Map

Map of the different areas to visit at Barcelona Zoo

Zoo barcelona map - 2019

Children Activities

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. 

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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

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Last comment
After reading reviews...
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner (12 Sep 2018 - 09:48)
After being robbed yesterday of my wallet on the metro and being our last day here before going back home to Canada, we thought that we would try to have a cheerful and pleasant, memorable day by visiting the Zoo. After reading the above reviews we have now changed our minds.

Maybe we will just feed the pigeons!
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14 comments

  1. After reading reviews... - Mr. and Mrs. Gardner (12 Sep 2018 - 09:48)

    After being robbed yesterday of my wallet on the metro and being our last day here before going back home to Canada, we thought that we would try to have a cheerful and pleasant, memorable day by visiting the Zoo. After reading the above reviews we have now changed our minds.

    Maybe we will just feed the pigeons!

  2. the comment above is poo - me (20 Feb 2015 - 08:45)

    he lies his is an amazing zoo it has rhinos

  3. Avoid barcelona Zoo - N Din (3 Feb 2014 - 08:45)

    I visited this zoo on the 28.1.2014. As an animal lover I was extremely shocked and left traumatised by the conditions that the animals were kept in. Small concrete pens with no stimulation. The rhino a magnificent animal kept in a concrete pen smaller than my garden! Very large Birds of prey kept in groups in pens the size of postage stamps. Barcelona is a wonderful city and should be ashamed at the manner in which the animals are kept. This is 2014 not the dark ages. I will never visit a zoo again. Avoid this zoo if you have an ounce of humanity. People who have written positive reviews - open your eyes!

  4. Avoid barcelona Zoo - N Din (3 Feb 2014 - 08:45)

    I visited this zoo on the 28.1.2014. As an animal lover I was extremely shocked and left traumatised by the conditions that the animals were kept in. Small concrete pens with no stimulation. The rhino a magnificent animal kept in a concrete pen smaller than my garden! Very large Birds of prey kept in groups in pens the size of postage stamps. Barcelona is a wonderful city and should be ashamed at the manner in which the animals are kept. This is 2014 not the dark ages. I will never visit a zoo again. Avoid this zoo if you have an ounce of humanity. People who have written positive reviews - open your eyes!

  5. Enclosures too small - British Visitor (29 Nov 2013 - 09:45)

    We finally got around to visiting the zoo this summer on our third visit to Barcelona. However, I was very disappointed. The enclosures are far too small for some of the animals and they looked unhappy. I would not recommend anyone going here. There are so many other attractions in Barcelona that you do not need to waste your money coming here. I agree with a previous comment that they should concentrate on smaller animals, but I suppose they wouldn't be such a draw for the tourists. Not recommended.

  6. The Barcelona Zoo. - Danish tourist. (23 Aug 2013 - 23:00)

    The guy who made the last comment is wrong.

  7. zoo - irish tourist (5 Apr 2013 - 09:15)

    absolute disgrace the size of most of the enclosures , how animal rights groups are not trying to close this place down i do not know . sad ending to a great trip

  8. snowflake - kathy doyle. NB Canada (20 Mar 2013 - 09:15)

    Is snowflake still living and if so how old is he or she??

  9. horaires d'été - Patrick (15 Aug 2012 - 14:15)

    l'horaire de fermeture en été n'est pas 21 heures mais 20 heures donc la publicité n'est pas exacte
    vous êtes acceptés jusque 19 heures au plein tarif bien entendu pour une heure de visite .....et la plupart des grands animaux sont invisibles car déjà rentrés dans leur box
    je trouve cela incorrect d'autant plus que ce zoo est grandet qu'il est impossible de le visiter en une voire deux heures

  10. ZOO BARCELONE - PIERRE (25 Jul 2012 - 10:30)

    Votre site induit en erreur les visiteurs du zoo en ce qui concerne les tarifs.
    A mettre à jour!!!

  11. merci aux personnes qui envoient leurs commentaires - valérie (7 Jun 2012 - 09:15)

    Pourquoi le site de ce zoo n' est il pas remis à jour ?En lisant vos commentaires
    j'apprend que " flocon de neige " est décédé depuis de nombreuses années;

  12. Snowflake - Will (1 Nov 2011 - 20:15)

    Is Snowflake still there??? We would like to go visit next year. I saw him 20 years ago.

  13. petit zoo - claude du quebec, (17 Oct 2011 - 19:45)

    c'est un petit zoo, les animaux sont dans des petits endroits ou petites cages, Ca vaut pas vraiment la peine d'y aller, ca coute 16.50 Euro

  14. The Barcelona Zoo - Finnish traveller (11 Sep 2011 - 11:15)

    There were some big animals, especially mammals (for example rhino, hippos, elephants) whose enclosures were too small. I think Barcelona zoo should focus on such species which are smaller, because the zoo is not very big. Otherwise the zoo seemed to be well-kept. Some visitors were feeding apes with candy - this should be forbidden.

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