Aquarium of Barcelona

Aquarium of Barcelona


Concerning the Mediterranean,The Aquarium of Barcelona is the most important marine leisure and education centre.It is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world.There you will have the chance to see a series of 35 tanks, 11,000 animals and 450 different species, an underwater tunnel 80 metres long, six million litters of water and an immense Oceanarium.

The Oceanarium is the only one in Europe and L’Aquàrium de Barcelona’s largest aquarium and home to the greatest number of species. With a diameter of 36 metres and depth of 5 metres, it contains almost 4 million litres of water.

The Oceanarium houses species as diverse as giltheads, moray eels, ocean sunfish, rays and two types of shark: the sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) and the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) – the real stars of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona.

You can enjoy a spectacular walk underwater through a transparent tunnel in excess of 80 metres in length. You can explore the Oceanarium from below and experience the exhilarating feeling of discovering the Mediterranean as if you were walking along the sea floor, just inches away from sharks and other curious species.The Oceanarium is a microcosm of the Mediterranean Sea. To enable you to travel through the tropical seas without having to catch a plane, L’Aquàrium de Barcelona boasts 7 aquariums that represent these seas and are home to its most characteristic species.

A fascinating world of colour opens up before us under the sea. These are the coral reefs: unique, spectacularly beauty architectural creations built by small colonial invertebrates – corals. L’Aquàrium de Barcelona provides all qualified scuba divers with the opportunity to enjoy the unique experience of diving into L’Aquàrium de Barcelona’s main tank and to be surrounded by sharks and thousands of fish.

What a delightful experience?!This course consists of several parts: a theory part on sharks, a guided tour of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona and a scuba dive in the Oceanarium.

So that you can always enjoy L’Aquàrium de Barcelona, they are open all year round!

Opening time: 9.30 am

Closing time:

· Monday to Friday: 9.00 pm

.Weekends and bank holidays: 9.30 pm

·June and September: 9.30 pm

· July and August: 11.00 pm (cafeteria open until 9.30 pm)

Address: Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell, s/n: 08039 Barcelona