The Barcelona Aquarium is one of the largest Aquariums in the whole of Europe. It is also the only Oceanarium in the continent.
L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is made up of 21 large aquariums, and an underwater tunnel 80 meters long which together hold more than 6 million liters of water.
This massive aquarium hosts 11,000 animals of 450 different species making it the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world.
Of the 21 aquariums at this attraction in Barcelona, 14 aquariums represent the diverse marine communities of the Mediterranean. The other 7 are dedicated to the tropical seas – recreating the Caribbean, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Red Sea in one place.
Barcelona Aquarium is one of the best things to do with kids in Barcelona.
Tip: Smart tourists buy Barcelona Zoo and Aquarium tickets for the same day. Both the attractions are just 1.5 Kms (0.93 Miles) apart and can be finished in a day. It is best to visit the outdoors zoo before the sun goes up and enter the indoors Aquarium later in the day.
Barcelona Aquarium tickets
Visitors who want to buy Barcelona Aquarium tickets have two options – visit the Aquarium and buy it at the ticket counter or buy the tickets online.
We highly recommend that you buy Barcelona Aquarium tickets online and be there when the Aquarium opens. Check out the best time to visit Barcelona Aquarium.
When you buy the tickets online, the Barcelona Aquarium tickets price is lower by 10-15% – which means you save money. You also avoid waiting in the ticketing counter queue, which can sometimes take up to an hour.
If you are a family of four – two adults and two kids – the Family Pack is a perfect ticket package for you. This is known as Barcelona Aquarium’s family ticket.
If you are a group of four friends, you can buy the Friends Pack at Barcelona Aquarium. In this tickets package, you must compulsorily buy four adult tickets.
If you prefer special treatment, we suggest you go for the Premium Pass at L’Aquàrium de Barcelona. This ticket can help you dodge the queues and get a personal guide to help you discover the secrets of the ocean.
The guide to tourist ratio is 1:12 and the duration of the show is approximately an hour and thirty minutes. You must book a minimum of 4 tickets to avail this show.
Note: For ticketing purposes, Barcelona Aquarium considers ages between 5 and 10 years as kids and everybody from 11 years to 65 years as adults.
Regular ticket at Barcelona Aquarium
The single day pass is the most basic form of ticket available at Barcelona Aquarium. This ticket costs you 20 Euros per head and allows you entry for a day – which is what most tourists want.
If you are a regular tourist to Barcelona who prefers a one-time visit to the Aquarium, go for the regular ticket. It is also known as “the day pass.”
This ticket can be bought up to 90 days before your visit. Link to buy at the end of this article.
Barcelona Aquarium discount
Children between 5 to 10 years enjoy approximately 25 percent discount on their Barcelona Aquarium tickets. A regular individual adult ticket costs 20 Euros while a child’s ticket costs only 15 Euros.
Kids between 3 to 4 years get up to 70 percent discount on their Barcelona Aquarium tickets. The same individual ticket for a 3 to 4-year-old will cost only 8.5 Euros. Do note that these discounts are available only upon showing the appropriate age proof.
Because of these massive discounts for kids, families visit the Aquarium in huge numbers. That’s why we suggest you find out Barcelona Aquarium opening hours and be there as early as you can.
Entry is free for children below 3 years old. In case you buy a Premium Pass, entry is free for children below 5 years.
Barcelona aquarium discount tickets are not available for visitors over 11 years of age. Similarly, there are no senior citizen or disability discounts offered at Barcelona Aquarium.
L’ Aquàrium de Barcelona also offers discounts when patrons book their tickets online. These discounts range from 10% to 15% depending on the overall price.
Buying tickets online helps you save money and time – you don’t have to stand in the queue.
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