L’Aquàrium de Barcelona

Barcelona’s Aquarium is located in Port Vell, by the sea, right next to Maremagnum shopping centre. It is a unique visit to do when you come to Barcelona. Indeed, the Aquarium has 35 aquariums, hosting more than 11 000 animals, divided in 450 species. From our boutique hotel Barcelona city centre, the Aquarium is only 20 min by walk.

The inhabitants of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona are divided into three main sections: the Oceanarium, the Mediterranean Aquariums, and the Tropical Aquariums. You can also find more interesting areas on your visit, such as themed tanks, the children’s area. and the marine jewels area.

The Oceanarium, unique in Europe

It’s no exaggeration to say that the Oceanarium is the main attraction at L’Aquàrium de Barcelona. It consists of an enormous tank, 36 meters in diameter and 5 meters deep, making it unique in all Europe.
The Oceanarium offers an immersive experience thanks to the 80-meter tunnel that allows you to observe a multitude of sea creatures above your head, including sharks, rays, morays, and sea breams.

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The Mediterranean Aquariums: a journey through 14 habitats

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is the leading Mediterranean aquarium in the world. This might be explained by the fact that it houses a total of 14 aquariums that house the most emblematic marine specimens.
The Mediterranean Aquariums invite you to take a journey through environments such as the Ebro delta or the Medes Islands searching species like red scorpionfish, triggerfish, red coral, seahorses, flying fish, crabs, and mussels.

The Tropical Aquariums: undersea colors

In the tropical Aquarium section, L’Aquàrium de Barcelona presents an undersea world filled with color. It transports visitors to various marine habitats such as the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Caribbean Sea.
Keep your eyes open, because in the tropical part of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona you’ll find sharks, yellowtails, Harlequin fish, clownfish, and even some species that are considered dangerous.
But that’s not all. L’Aquàrium de Barcelona also hosts a permanent exhibit of shellfish and mollusks that will give you a chance to get to know some other deep-sea inhabitants. Round out your trip with one of the many activities that the aquarium puts on. Don’t miss a visit to the Aquarium when you’re staying at our boutique hotel in Poble Sec.

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