Barcelona Aquarium Tickets

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Opening hours

The aquarium opens every day at 10am. From November through to March it closes at 7.0pm Monday-Friday and at 8pm on Saturday and Sunday. During April, May and October it closes at 8pm Monday-Friday and 8.30pm Saturday and Sunday. From June until September the closing time is 9pm.

The ticket office closes one hour before the closing time, this is also the time for last entry into the attraction.

During the Easter holidays the opening time is extended until 9pm and during the Christmas holidays the closing time is 8pm.

How to get there

Bus-there are several bus services to the aquarium: 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 40, 45, 57, 59, 64, 91, 157, V13, V15, V17, D20 and H14.

Turustic Bus- Port Vell Stop on the Red Route

Barcelona City Tours (bus) - Port Vell stop on the East Route.

Metro/walk- you can use L4 to Barceloneta Station then walk towards the port. Or you can take L3 to Drassanes Station at the bottom end of the Rambla. Walk past the Maremagnum shopping centre to the aquarium.

Bicycle-Bicing Station at L’Aquarium

Car- Rinda Litoral, exit 21 or 22.

FAQ

How long are my tickets valid for?
Tickets are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase.
How much do tickets to the aquarium cost?
The prices charged are €20 for adults (children aged 11+ must pay the full priced ticket), for children aged 5-10 the cost is €15 and children aged 3-4 the cost is €7. There is free entry for children aged 2 or younger.
Can I buy my tickets online?
Yes, you can buy your tickets online and as long as you print your tickets or have the code on your phone you can enter the aquarium without going to the ticket office.
Is the aquarium closed at Christmas and on other important holidays?
No, the aquarium is open every day of the year, with no exceptions.
How long should I plan for a visit?
The recommended time is at least 2 hours although once inside you can spend as much time here as you like until the scheduled closing time.
Is the Barcelona Aquarium easily accessible for people with disabilities?
Yes, every area of the aquarium is completely accessible to anyone with a disability. The aquarium was designed so that everyone can fully enjoy their visit.
Is there a cloakroom where I can leave any personal belongings?
There is no cloakroom, but lockers are available for this purpose.
Are pets allowed into the aquarium?
There are no pet care facilities inside the aquarium and as it is an enclosed space any pets are not permitted entry.
How many separate tanks or individual aquariums are present in the Barcelona Aquarium?
There are a total of 35 aquariums which together are home to 11,000 marine animals. The total area of the aquarium requires the use of 5 million litres of water. The largest of these is an ocean tank that houses the sharks, rays and other large species of fish. This tank measures 36 metres in diameter, is 5 metres deep as well as having an 80 meter long underwater tunnel so that visitors can get a real close-up look at these creatures.

Must Know

Feeding time
Every day more than 150 different types of meals have to be prepared for the aquariums inhabitants. One of the most spectacular events takes place when the creatures are fed. Here are the feeding times you may be interested in: Sharks- the sharks are fed by divers with the sharks favourite food impaled on rods and given to each shark individually. On Tuesday and Friday between 12pm and 1pm you can view the feeding time for sharks. Penguins- you may be surprised by the information that these are the greediest creatures in the aquarium and they need feeding twice a day every day between 11.30am and 4.30pm. Rays- Feeding time is at 2pm every day except Sunday. Eagle Ray’s and Moray’s- From Monday to Friday at 12.45pm be positioned in the Oceanarium tunnel to witness an amazing show as these creatures are fed.
Diving with Sharks
If you would like to combine your visit with an adventure into the water with the sharks for a truly unique experience then the Barcelona Aquarium can provide this for you. You can become a scuba diver for the day and be surrounded by sharks and thousands of other fish in the Oceanarium. To take part in this activity you must be a qualified scuba diver.
Sleeping with the Sharks
This activity directed towards children is not as daunting as it may sound. Children taking part in this activity can spend the night in the aquarium and view the nocturnal activities of the fish from the safety of the underwater tunnel.
The best times to visit the aquarium
The best times for visiting the Barcelona Aquarium are just as it opens in the morning and the final two hours in the evening. The crowds are generally much less at these times meaning you can see so much more.
Other attractions to view
In addition to the Oceanarium there are also Mediterranean aquariums that highlight the diverse nature of this famous sea. There are a number of tropical and themed aquariums highlighting creatures and underwater plant life from around the world in addition to a children’s exploration area.

Places Nearby

CosmoCaixa Barcelona
The CosmoCaixa is the city’s science and nature museum, it was renovated during 2004 and two years later it received the recognition as the best museum in Europe. Here you can walk through a rainforest, explore the universe in the planetarium or play with animals such as starfish and desert mice.
The Font Màgica Fountain of Montjuïc
Known in English as the Magic Fountain, it was built in 1929 as a major attraction for the Barcelona World Fair. In the summer there are shows of water, light and music every Thursday through to Sunday with free admission. It is also the location for the La Merce Festivity Fireworks display.
Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc
This traditional Spanish village has styles of architecture and crafts from across Spain. This village was built in 1929 for the World Exhibition to display the Spanish building styles that are typical across each of Spain’s provinces. There are several picturesque small streets to the west of the main square that house several craft- workers. In 1988, a new entertainment centre was added complete with bars, restaurants, clubs and even a theatre tent.
Caixa Forum Barcelona
This is an exhibition hall/museum that is owned by La Caixa, a Catalan bank. The museum is free to enter and houses mainly exhibitions of art.
Barri Gotic
Barcelona’s old Gothic quarter in the centre of the old town has some buildings dating back to the Roman era. There is a lot of medieval architecture on show here as well as some remains from the Roman Wall. Most of the area that includes the medieval Jewish quarter of El Call is closed to traffic.