Aquarium Barcelona

Coordinates: 41°22′36″N 2°11′03″E / 41.37667°N 2.18417°E / 41.37667; 2.18417
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Aquarium Barcelona
Shark tunnel at the aquarium
41°22′36″N 2°11′03″E / 41.37667°N 2.18417°E / 41.37667; 2.18417
Date opened8 September 1995[3]
LocationBarcelona, Spain
No. of animals11,000[3]
No. of species450[3]
Volume of largest tank3,700,000 L (980,000 US gal)[1]
Total volume of tanks5,000,000 L (1,300,000 US gal)[2]
OwnerAspro Parks

Aquarium Barcelona (Catalan: Aquàrium de Barcelona, IPA: [əˈkwaɾ βəɾsəˈlonə]) is an aquarium located in Port Vell, a harbor in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

The 35 aquariums at the facility are home to 11,000 animals representing 451 species.[3][2] The aquarium contains a total of 5,000,000 L (1,300,000 US gal).[2] This includes an ocean tank for sharks, rays and other large fish, which is 36 m (118 ft) in diameter, 5 m (16 ft) deep, contains 3,700,000 L (980,000 US gal) of water and has an 80-meter (260 ft) underwater tunnel.[1] The Aquarium of Barcelona is part of the Aspro Parks.[3]

The aquarium is a member of the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquaria (AIZA).


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  1. ^ a b Barcelona Aquarium: The Oceanarium. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Barcelona Home: Barcelona Aquarium Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Who We Are". Aspro Group. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Members". AIZA. Retrieved 14 May 2011.

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