A large chunk of the Parc de la Ciutadella is taken up with the city's well-matured zoo, whose age is softened by its attractive garden setting. Many of the enclosures are barless and the animals are kept in place via a moat. This seems humane until you realize how little running space the animals have on their "islands." Although it has its share of lions, hippos, bears, and primates, the greatest fun here for kids of all ages is provided by the dolphin show, in which these aquatically acrobatic mammals are put through their paces by enthusiastic trainers.
Zoo de Barcelona
Parc de la Ciutadella, Spain
Our Rating Neighborhood La Ribera Hours Summer daily 10am–7pm; off-season daily 10am–5:30pm Transportation Metro: Ciutadella or Arc de Triomf Phone 90-245-75-45 Prices Admission 11.40€ adults, 12.95€ ages 3–12, with 50% discounts available online Web site Zoo de Barcelona
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