Aquaria in Spain: Barcelona Aquarium

El Aquarium de Barcelona

The Barcelona Aquarium (Spanish: L'Aquàrium de Barcelona) is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world located in Barcelona, Spain.

Five interesting facts about the Barcelona Aquarium:

  • It was opened in 1995.
  • It contains a total of 5,000,000 l (1,300,000 US gal).
  • It houses over 11,000 water-dwelling animals of over 450 different species.
  • The Oceanarium, which is 36 m (118 ft) in diameter and 5 m (16 ft) deep, has a 80-meter (262 ft) transparent tunnel.
  • A tourist attraction for more than 1,500,000 visitors per year making it the 4th most visited place of Barcelona.

Barcelona Aquarium
Sea anemones

Barcelona Aquarium
Soft coral

Barcelona Aquarium
Shame-faced crab

Barcelona Aquarium
Yellow tang

Barcelona Aquarium
Humbug fish

Barcelona Aquarium
Longspine spinefish

Gray angelfish

Barcelona Aquarium
Royal dottyback

Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona Aquarium
Underwater tunnel

Have you ever visited the Barcelona Aquarium? What are your impressions of the aquarium? Feel free to post a comment below.

L'Aquàrium de Barcelona
Find more information about opening times and ticket prices for visiting the Barcelona Aquarium on the official website:

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