The Barcelona Aquarium (L'Aquarium Barcelona) is an excellent attraction to visit, especially for the family. It is not only one of the largest in Europe but also stands among the top places to visit in Barcelona. L'Aquarium Barcelona is located in an extension area of Las Ramblas called MareMagnum, in the old port of Barcelona (Port Vell).
Experts agree that the L'Aquarium Barcelona, which opened in 1995, is one of the world’s most important aquatic institutions. This world class aquarium holds an incredible number of fishes. There are over 11,000 different fishes from an amazing 450 different species. If you are traveling with children, the aquarium will be a major highlight of your trip. However, even without children, you will get a great deal out of your visit.
14 Different Tanks to Explore
L'Aquarium Barcelona has thoughtfully organized 14 different tanks that represent various Mediterranean communities. You'll learn about the diverse communities and the types of species that live within. These containers include everything from the shallow rocky and sandy coastal community to the red coral community and shallow algae community.
Additionally, seven tanks reveal the splendor of tropical fish and sharks. You can learn about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, which is amazingly the only living structure that can be viewed from the moon! In this section, you can also find the tropical coral reef, which includes exotic animals that often look like vegetables.
Barcelona MareMagnum - Lots to Do and See
The Barcelona MareMagnum is conveniently located in an extension of Las Ramblas called Rambla de Mar, and it is home to a movie theater, a variety of shops and food areas. Its location is quite picturesque and offers excellent views of the water and surrounding areas. This area is definitely a good spot for when you need to take a break from all the action of a busy day at the aquarium.
A trip to the L'Aquarium Barcelona is not like any other trip to an aquarium that you’ve probably experienced. This fact is doubled if you opt to swim with the sharks. While a visit to this famous place in Barcelona can be pricey, it is possible to find discount coupons and specials that will reduce the price and allow you to see the Barcelona Aquarium on a budget.
Be sure to check out the discounts that you can receive with the Barcelona card. If you book a tour on the Bus Turistic, you will also likely receive a discount on the aquarium. But even without a discount coupon, the adventures that you will have will be well worth the cost.