Built by the Terrades Muntañola brothers, this unique, transparent building houses the city's aquarium and has become ... More
L'Aquàrium de Barcelona
Built by the Terrades Muntañola brothers, this unique, transparent building houses the city's aquarium and has become a major tourist attraction on the waterfront. The tanks hold the widest possible variety of marine life from all the world's seas. The biggest draw is the shark exhibit... of course! There is a children's play room and a souvenir shop. The ticket office closes one hour before the aquarium.
It was certainly enjoyable but when it was over I found myself asking, "is it over already?" It was 16Euro's per person and the pics from the net seemed so great. Maybe our expectations were high but I felt that they took the stance of, 'since we have the cool tunnel that you walk thru that people will pay more money than they might want to pay.' I liked it but I don't need to go again.
There is a fair amount of advertising around town...'If you haven't been here, you haven't been to Barcelona.' I call shennangians.
If you've been to Baltimore or Boston, you've already seen much better.
I thought the tanks were relatively small and there was not a lot of variety. The huge tank with the sharks was the only good attraction. The rest of the tanks felt like being in a pet store looking at fish. The Monterey Bay Aquarium in CA kicks ass on this one.
This place was very nice and fun if you love the ocean. I would recommend it to others to visit here. And is especially fun for little ones. It was worth the time but not the money. A very nice place to spen the day. I wouldnt stay for more than an hour though.
This place was very nice and fun if you love the ocean. I would recommend it to others to visit here. And is especially fun for little ones. It was worth the time and the money. A very nice place to spen the afternoon. I wouldnt stay for more than an hour though.
Has nice displays and some informative attractions, but too many people crowd around the tanks tapping on the glass and everything else. Way too expensive to witness the exploitation of beautiful creatures.
Took a group of school kids on a very hot day. Best tanks were set in front of electronic walkway. Wierd and wonderful species. Good hands on area for small children. Not enough to do after a while and only a dedicated fish fan would be interested in all the tanks: few large examples. Highlight had to be the 'Finding Nemo' tank.
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