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Barcelona Zoo

Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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Address: Parc de la Ciutadella | La Ribera/Port Ol'mpic, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Arrived on a scorching hot day, tour guide brought us there and left us at the entrance, free to our own devices. amazing zoo, plenty of animals, did not see tigers or lions they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was really annoyed when we actually entered the zoo to find out most of it was shut, yet we were still charged full price. Although there is a big variety it is completely run down so you just end up feeling sorry for the animals. I didn't see any staff cleaning or feeding the animals, there was no dolphins which... More 

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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw some bad reviews but we had a wonderful time. There were several areas under construction to improve the lives of the animals, but we got to see everything we wanted. I would skip the aquarium but everything else was great. Penguin feeding time was our favorite.

Thank Czilling
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Barcelona Zoo offers a welcome difference from UK zoos with their conscious effort to include open plan exhibits for as many animals as possible to an extent where I was genuinely questioning how far I thought a tiger could jump. There is just one exception to this however. They zoo homes Dolphins, which was interesting as it is not a... More 

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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived on a scorching hot day, tour guide brought us there and left us at the entrance, free to our own devices. amazing zoo, plenty of animals, did not see tigers or lions they were sleeping i imagine. spent approx 3 hours walking around did not get bored once. restaurant food was laughable, totally rubbish. 5 euro for 1 slice... More 

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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a few ours at this zoo earlier this week and we are so glad we chose to visit. It's a really big zoo so there is so much to see. Disappointed in the aquarium section - nothing really there looks like is being refurbished however no mention of this. There is quite a few sections where there are... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our kids love zoos and we really liked going to the one in Barcelona! I gave it only 4 stars because we went to see the Dolphin Show (our friends had seen it on their visit) and it was gone!!! Very disappointed!! But the zoo otherwise was very good!

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Zoo experience ever. It has very natural decor and animals are left quite free, they are not in cages. There are just distances or walls between us. At times one has interesting viewpoints on animals, but all outdoor and very green, lots of trees and well maintained. A happy zoo I must say. Elephants, giraffe rhino, hippo, monkeys...tiger.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great zoo with lots of animals from all parts of the world. Sounds silly but it was cool to see animals that Australian zoos don't have. There were a few developments happening when we went which was disappointing but all in all a great experience for a young family. Food is expensive though so bring snacks and book online... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the zoo and were surprised of how open and free the animals were. The size if the place and the verity of animals was excellent would really recommend going. Only negative is some of the areas were closed due to maintenance.

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Alberta, Canada
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180 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read some TripAdvisor reviews, I wasn't expecting much from this zoo. However my son and I spent several hours wondering around and I was more impressed than I expected to be. I was disappointed that the dolphin facility was closed. I do agree that some of the enclosures could be bigger, but overall it is a good zoo and... More 

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