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Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo

Parc de la Ciutadella s/n, Barcelona, 08003

The Basics

This century-old zoo, opened in 1892, is one of Barcelona’s most family-friendly attractions and a great place to spend the day outdoors. Visitors can buy a standard admission ticket to the zoo or opt for the Barcelona Pass, which includes free entrance to the zoo, as well as other top attractions, such as the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Poble Espanyol, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo, and L’Aquarium Barcelona.

Many walking, cycling, and Segway tours of Old Town pass the zoo entrance.

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Barcelona Segway Tour
Barcelona Segway Tour
$57.85 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best experience ever!
This the best tour!! Our tour guide, Olga, was amazing! She was very cautious and a great teacher. She also was quite knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona. It was soooo fun!
Apryl_S, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

star-4
Cost efficient
Tina_S, Mar 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
This is a cost efficient way to see the city being that on average a 15minute cab/uber ride cost about 12 euros. Buses were clean and the map was easy to follow. The only thing that could be improved on is maybe having the driver/ticket collector or even an automated machine announce the stops being that we weren't sure which stops we were at if you weren't constantly looking at the map.
star-5
The red route is great!
barry, Jan 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
We used the tour bus for a 2 day ticket and I have to say this is a very good tour bus. Friendly staff and nice clean vehicles. Very highly recommended.
star-5
Tour
Paradise51838777923, Aug 2019
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The tour was great and informative. The bus was clean. There was no long wait. The tour guides are all helpful and professional.
star-5
A good bird's eye view of the city
Odyssey69746, May 2019
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Very pleasant experience overall.The buses were clean and the staff were very friendly.Great value for your money especially when you don't have your own transportation.
star-5
Perfect way to see the city
Dianne, Jun 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
This was a great way to look over the city and figure out where you want to go on your own. I highly recommend it for a great overview!
star-5
Informative!
Dina_S, Mar 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Really enjoyed this HOHO. SO many sights to see and plenty of buses on which to see them. We never had any issues with our ear pieces not working. Would highly recommend as your first stop in Barcelona.
star-5
Great City Overview with Options for Stops
JadeUJW, Feb 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Great way to get an overview of the city if you're pressed for time. In low season, you can do both red and blue tours back-to-back in about 3.5 - 4 hours, but the option to hop on and off is great for those photo opportunities and visiting those tourist hotspots. The on-board commentary is great too, although the cheap headphones don't always work and you may have to ask for another pair.
star-5
As expected
Dyan_L, Feb 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
This is a typical hop on hop off bus- it operated frequently and was as expected. A great way to see a new city and learn a little about the scenery and history.
star-5
The hopper of hop-on and hop-off bus
Hector_O, Feb 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Great service hopping on and off the bus. The audio guide was on point during our ride. The bus covers a good size area with many points of interest.
star-5
Barcelona in winter
pcrumplin, Feb 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Great way to see the sights with out the pressure. Very relaxing just getting on and off where ever you like on the 2 routes
star-4
Really Nice Way to See the City.
m20eastman, Jan 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
This was a really nice way to see the city. Very informative. It was nice to be able to hop on and off. Our driver sometimes did not push the button to let us know which stop we were at when we had the option to hop off, but we were following along on the map so it was fine. We used the bus to take us to the port, hopped off, had lunch and got back on 2 hours later to head across town.
star-5
Gaudi buildings
durrewaseem, Jan 2020
City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The audio was clear and it gave very helpful information. The Staff was courteous. Driver gave enough time to get on and off the bus

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Barcelona Zoo is a must-visit for families traveling with children.

  • Buy your ticket online and skip the queues at the zoo.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking.

  • Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

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How to Get There

You can reach the zoo on foot from just about anywhere in the old city. To get there by public transportation, take the Metro to Vila Olimpica (line 4) or Arc de Triomf (line 1). The Ciutadella–Vila Olimpica tram also stops at the zoo, as do several public buses.

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When to Get There

Barcelona Zoo is open daily throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the shoulder season (spring and autumn) when weather is not too hot and the zoo not too crowded. If you’re visiting in peak season (July and August), plan to arrive first thing in the morning.

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Native Fauna of Barcelona

While Barcelona Zoo is best known for its star residents, such as lions, hippos, and elephants, it’s also a great place to learn about native fauna. The Garden of Biodiversity features numerous native plants, as well as a small lake, where local wildlife like Iberian tree frogs, midwife toads, and Mediterranean tree frogs, can take shelter.

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