A fun day out for all the family beckons at Barcelona Zoo, which is situated in the centre of the city in the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella. Heavily involved in education, conservation and research projects, Barcelona Zoo is a very prestigious sanctuary as well as being great fun for visitors. Elephants, lions, kangaroos, giraffes and zebras ensure no one goes home disappointed, and there's a pleasant surprise for lovers of marine mammals too - the zoo boasts a pod of dolphins who perform acrobatic shows at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm each day. Sadly the zoo's most famous resident, Snowflake the albino gorilla, died in 2003 but many of his (non-albino) offspring live on! Tickets are 16 euros and the zoo is open from 10am to 5pm during winter, and until 7pm during summer.
One of the better zoos in Spain and Europe
reviewed by Raymond from United States on Jan.26.2011
A lovely zoo, all the animals seemed happy with quite spacious grounds. Maybe because hte weather was nice but we also got to see the big cats when we were here in September including the black panther. OUr children in particular had a great day out.
reviewed by Jeremiah from United States on Oct.29.2010
We love Snowflake!
reviewed by johnson twins from United Kingdom on Jun.04.2010