There is a zoo in Barcelona, whose history began in 1892. Then the banker Luis Marty Codolar donated part of his collection of animals for the city zoo. Today it is located on a small area of 13 hectares, and its most popular and famous inhabitants are giant anteaters, hippos, western lowland gorillas and orangutans from the island of Borneo. In total, 7000 guests live in aviaries and open spaces, representing four hundred different biological species to visitors.
The Barcelona Zoo was the first in Europe to open a dolphinarium, where seals also perform together. The park hosts dozens of various shows, events, and educational programs. In the fresh air, surrounded by smaller brothers, you can arrange a birthday celebration or family celebration, spend time usefully during children's school holidays or weekends, order professional photos.
The main celebrity of the zoo in Barcelona for several decades has been a huge male gorilla named Snowflake. His story is still told by mothers to Spanish children. Captured by hunters in Equatorial Guinea back in 1967, the baby was an albino - his coat had a perfect white color. He was lucky - the cub named Snowflake ended up in the caring hands of Spanish biologists and for 40 years the name of the Barcelona Zoo was associated with the name of Snowflake by many initiates..
How to get there?
The zoo is comfortably located in the center of Barcelona in the Citadel Park. The exact address on the map and in the navigator is Parc de la Ciutadella, 08003. The easiest way to get to the zoo is on the Barcelona metro - Red Line L1. Leaving at the Arc de Triomf station, go through the Arc de Triomphe to the pedestrian alley that leads to the main entrance to ZOO Barcelona.
Buses of routes 14, 40, 57, 100 and 157 follow to the Citadel park.
The working day of the zoo starts at 10.00, regardless of the time of year, but the facility closes at different times:
- From 01.01 to 26.03 inclusive, the park is open until 17.30.
- From 27.03 to 15.05 - until 19.00.
- From 16.05 to 15.09 - until 20.00.
- From 16.09 to 29.10 - again until 19.00.
- From 30.10 until the last day of the year until 17.30.
December 25 and June 5 are special days. On Christmas Day, the Barcelona Zoo awaits visitors from 10.00 to 12.00, and on June 5 from 10.00 to 18.30. Ticket offices close from November to April half an hour before the zoo closes, and in the summer - an hour.
The ticket price for an adult is 19.90, for a child from 3 to 12 years old - 11.95, for an elderly visitor from 65 years of age and older - 10.05 euros. People with disabilities can buy tickets for 6.65 euros.
Services and contacts
You can find out more on the official website - www.zoobarcelona.cat.
If you know Spanish or English, the park staff will be happy to answer all your questions by calling +34 902 45 75 45.