Barcelona Zoo is in the green heart of the historic center of Barcelona, in Parc de la Ciutadella. The zoo first opened its doors to the public during the day of the Merce in 1892.
At the zoo you can watch more than 4,000 animals from over 400 different species, such as tropical birds, reptiles, dolphins and cats. At the zoo you can spend the whole day because there are also restaurants, picnic areas, bars, ponies, trains and electric cars.
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The highlight of the zoo is the dolphin show, so make sure you do not miss these! You can watch it every day at 11:30 in the morning and at 13:30 and 16:30 noon.
Also nice to know is that the Barcelona Zoo is one of the largest collections of animals in Europe has. Another factoid, the only known albino gorilla named snowflake was the star of the zoo from 1966 to 2003. Children can learn a lot in the Barcelona Zoo on various animals.
If you’re somewhere in the center of Barcelona or close to Parc de la Ciutadella stay, definitely grab the opportunity to take your kids to the zoo for a fun day out. You can order tickets online.
You will see that each animal in the zoo has got his own place and setting to feel at home. So you can observe the animals in their natural environment, which you will learn about their behavior.
The ESLA farm, also known as the zoo for children, is one of the most exquisite facilities. In the farm live goats, pigs, sheep, horses, donkeys, ponies, and so on. Children can really come in contact with the animals. For example they can play a round with a pony, take a look at the stables or a bunny petting. But do not worry, this is all done under the supervision of an employee.
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