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The Zoo of Barcelona

First shown at the Universal Exposition in 1888, it’s only in 1892 that the Zoo opened to the public. From then, it kept getting bigger and bigger, welcoming and saving more and more animals as years passed. Today, the Zoo is home to more than 7500 animals from 400 different species! It’s one of Barcelona’s biggest attractions, with around 965,000 visitors per year.

Things to do


From regular visits to paid activities, the Zoo offers different activities for everyone:

  • Holiday Camps (Camps take place all throughout the year, but especially in the summer. Perfect for kids to discover and learn about nature and its animals.)
  • Birthdays (Celebrate your birthday at the Zoo!)
  • “Take Part”
  • Open Activities (Take a look at the training of elephants, dolphin observation, feeding the penguins, invertebrates identification…)
  • Paid activities (Educational guides led by a zookeeper and learn everything about your favourite animal or species.)


What to see

Split into 11 different areas, this 13 acre Zoo is an impressive facility in the city centre, home to thousands of beautiful animals of all shapes and sizes.

  • Land of Dragon (Komodo dragon, common munjac..)
  • Terrarium (Chinese Alligator, Indian Rock Python…)
  • Aviarium (Blacksmoth lapwing, Green-backed Heron…)
  • Farm (Horse, goats, chickens…)
  • Gorillas aera
  • Primates gallery
  • Marmosets gallery
  • Palmeral (Macaw, Cockatoo…)
  • Aquarama (Sea lions)
  • Flight dome (free flying birds of all species)
  • Garden of Biodiversity (native fauna)

giraffe zoo

Prices: see below

Adults – 21,40€
From 3 to 12 years – 12,95€ / Under 3 years – FREE
Functional Diversity – 5,65€ / 65 years and over – 10,50€
Pink card with reduced rate – 4,95€  / Pink card – FREE

When: Open every day from 10:00 to 19:00
Address: Parc de la Ciutadella, s/n08003 Barcelona

How to get there

  • By metro: The nearest metro station is Ciutadella Vila Olímpica which you can reach on the L4 line
  • By car: If coming by car, take the Ronda Litoral to exit number 22. The nearest car parks are B:SM Wellington Zoo Trias (Fargas, 19), B:SM Parc de Recerca Biomèdica Trias (Fargas, 19), B:SM Litoral Port Avinguda (Litoral, 34), Estació de França – ADIF Marquès d’Argentera and BSM Marina Port 
  • By bus: You can take any of these bus routes to get to the zoo D20, H14, H16, V21, V27

You can also reach the zoo easily by foot from most parts of the city thanks to its central location in Ciutadella Park!

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