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 sized 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 are sleeping and out of sight, and when the temperature drops below 13 degrees many are kept inside.
|Venue name:||Zoo de Barcelona||Contact:|
Parc de la Ciutadella, s/n
|Opening hours:||Mid Mar-May, Oct 10am-6pm daily. Apr-Sept 10am-7pm daily. Nov-mid Mar 10am-5pm daily|
|Transport:||Arc de Triomf (M: L1)|
|Price:||€19; €11.40 3-12s; free under-3s|