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Barcelona Zoo in parc Cuitadella

Located in Parc Ciutadella. Inaugurated in 1892 and famous for being the home of albino gorilla snowflake till 2003.

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Barcelona Zoo in parc Cuitadella

In front of the Entrance to the Zoo is the General Juan Prim statue (12 December 1814 to 30 December 1870) was a Spanish general and statesman who was briefly Prime Minister of Spain until his assassination. He was also responsible for the demolition of the old citadel fortress which is now parc Ciutadella.

Barcelona Zoo

Located in the parc Ciutadella. Due to the availability of buildings which were left empty after the universal exposition of 1888 a zoo was inaugurated in 1892, during the day of the Merce, (24th September) the patron saint of the city. The first animals were donated by Lluis Marta i Codolar to the municipality of Barcelona. Nowadays, with one of the most substantial collections of animals in Europe, the zoo affirms that their aim is to conserve, investigate, and educate. From 1966 to 2003 the zoo was home to the famous albino gorilla snowflake, who attracted many international tourists and locals.

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Visiting Barcelona Zoo in parc Cuitadella

Barcelona Zoo opening hours

The zoo opens at 10:00h every day and closes approximately when it gets dark. See example times below.

March 28th to April 30th: 10:00h to 18:00h

May 1st to September: 10:00h to 19:00h

October 1st to October 23rd: 10:00h to 18:00h

October 24th to March 27th: 10:00h to 17:30h

Consult the Barcelona zoo website opening hours section to check for the day you would like to visit.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona zoo is inside the grounds of Parc Cuitadella with step free access and paved paths so is OK for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

There is a free wheelchair service for people who do not normally need it but who can make it easier for them to visit the Zoo.

The zoo has lockers. No issues visiting the zoo with small bags such as a 10L rucksack.

Nearest Bicycle anchorage is in front of the entrance to the zoo.

Day Trip Rucksack

Day Trip Rucksack

Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack

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Emergency Poncho

Emergency Poncho

Small folded lightweight Water proof poncho for emergencies

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0.8L water bottle

0.8L water bottle

Reusable, refillable 1L water bottle.

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 21.40 Over 65 years, 10.50 Euros Child T-familiar € 12.95 3-12 Years, Under 3 FREEGroup/Family Ticket? 20% discount for family tickets - See website for conditions.Notes Consult website for opening hours.

Getting to Barcelona Zoo in parc Cuitadella

Address: Parc De la Cuitadella S/N, Barcelona. 08003

Nearest TMB Metro is arc de triumfo on the red (L1) line and on the Renfe RODALIES train network. Also Estacio de Franca on the Renfe RODALIES and REGIONAL is nearby.

Public Transport Guide

Documents for Barcelona Zoo in parc Cuitadella

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Street Map Cuitadella - La Ribera

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks


Arc de Triomf Metro Map


Wikiloc Trail for Barcelona Zoo in parc Cuitadella

BCN03 - Arc de Triomf, Citadella Park, Zoo, La Ribera

Circular city walk in Barcelona via Arc de Triumf, Par cuitadella, Catalan Parliament, Barcelona Zoo, Born Cultural Centre, Chocolate museum and abandoned monastaery.

Distance: 3.96 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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