Barcelona Aquarium boasts the largest mediterranean aquarium in the world. It has 35 aquariums and a vast array of marine life for you to discover.

The aquarium is centrally located in Port Vell, at the foot of La Rambla, so it’s easy to combine with any of the city’s central attractions. You could even pop into the aquarium for a break from the heat during a day at one of Barcelona’s city beaches.

There is a lot to do and see at the aquarium, so you’ll need at least 2 hours to get the most from your visit.


Barcelona Aquarium is home to a sizeable collection of sharks and offers a number of “experiences with sharks”. You’ll find them swimming in the Oceanarium section of the aquarium and can walk through an 80 metre transparent tunnel to get the feeling of being immersed in a shark’s environment.

If that’s not exciting enough, you can cage dive with sharks at the aquarium. Licensed divers can scuba-dive with sharks.

The Mediterranean Sea is an area devoted to marine life of the Mediterranean. Here, you can discover what really goes on in one of Earth’s largest seas.

Explora! is a fun, interactive section of the aquarium designed to teach children about the ocean and its fascinating inhabitants.

These are just some of the aquariums and exhibitions you’ll find at Barcelona Aquarium. It really has so much to offer for people of every age.

Your Guide To: The History

Barcelona Aquarium is a relatively recent addition to the city. The aquarium opened in September 1995.

Combine Barcelona Aquarium With:

  • La Rambla and Port Vell
  • A day on one of Barcelona’s city beaches, such as Barceloneta or Bogatell
  • Shopping and sightseeing in the Gothic Quarter


What You Need To Know:

If you are travelling to Barcelona Aquarium by Metro, the line you need is the Green Line, L3. The nearest station to the aquarium is Drassanes.

Barcelona Aquarium is open 365 days a year.

Children under 90cm in height go free.




Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039 Barcelona


41.37668, 2.184525000000008







Opening Hours


9:30 am - 9:00pm


9:30 am - 9:00pm


9:30 am - 9:00pm


9:30 am - 9:00pm


9:30 am - 9:30pm


9:30 am - 9:30pm


9:30 am - 9:00pm

July and August: 11.00 pm (cafeteria open until 9.30 pm