Zoological Garden in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Zoo

The Barcelona Zoo (Spanish: Parque Zoológico de Barcelona) is a 13-ha (32 acre) zoological garden located in Barcelona, Spain, in the Parc de la Ciutadella.


Five interesting facts about the Barcelona Zoo:

  • It is home to 4,000 animals from over 400 species.
  • It was opened in 1892.
  • It became famous internationally for housing the only known albino gorilla called “Copito de Nieve” (Snowflake), who died in 2003.
  • It is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
  • It is visited every year by more than 1 million people.


Barcelona Zoo
Giant Asian pond turtle, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Chinese alligator, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Greater flamingo, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Southern ground hornbill, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Southern ground hornbill, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Humboldt penguins, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Black-tailed prairie dogs, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Giant anteater, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Pygmy hippopotamus, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
South American tapir, Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo
Bornean orangutan, Barcelona Zoo

Have you visited the Barcelona Zoo? If so, what did you enjoy? Feel free to post a comment below.


Location map: Barcelona Zoo
Timetables and tickets: Zoobarcelona.cat
Barcelona accommodation: Booking.com
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