Barcelona Zoo: The dolphin shows are the big draw, but the decently sized zoo has plenty of other animals, all of whom look happy enough in reasonably spacious enclosures and the city's comfortable climate. Favourites include giant hippos, the prehistoric-looking rhino, sea lions, elephants, giraffes, lions and tigers. Child-friendly features include a farmyard zoo, pony rides, picnic areas and two excellent playgrounds. If all that walking is too much, there's a zoo 'train'.
Bear in mind that on hot days many of the animals in the Barcelona Zoo are sleeping and out of sight, and when the temperature drops below 13º many are kept inside.
Barcelona Zoo Address
Parc de la Ciutadella, Born
Area Born & St Pere
Transport Metro Barceloneta or Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica .
Telephone 93 225 67 80
Open Mar, Oct 10am-6pm daily. Apr-Sept 10am-7pm daily. Nov-Feb 10am-5pm daily.
Admission €15.40; €9.30 3-12s. Free under-3s.