Aquarium in Barcelona

We visited Barcelona aquarium in October 2013. Their official English homepage is: http://www.aquariumbcn.com/?lang=en

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A ramp leads downstairs from the entrance, and there is also an escalator directly to the restaurant and children’s play area.

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Photo opportunity with a shark, and you may buy a print on the way out. The aquarium is proud of its shark displays.

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There are many very well kept tanks displaying the fish very well, with clear information in three languages.

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We met school classes led by guides from the aquarium. They seemed to be having a wonderful time,
moving quickly between tanks, sitting and listening attentively. Once two groups met in front of a tank,
and the guides gave a joint presentation that seemed to be highly appreciated by the laughing children.

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A very typical display.

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A ray from under.

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Poisonous Lion fish or Turkey fish.

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The slowly moving path around the largest tank where there are shark.

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The brown path is a conveyer belt that takes you around the tank. There is space to stand and look.

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The tank is full of fish from the Mediterranean …

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… including a moon fish and ….

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…. of course sharks.

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The tunnel through the big tank.

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This octopus was very active flexing its tentacles very rapidly.

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There were sea horses, but this is a leafy sea dragon.

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And these are weedy sea dragons.

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A couple of the many iguana.

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One of many tanks in the section for tropical fish.

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The large room with displays at two levels.

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You could enter the mouth of the sperm whale to see what could be found in its belly.

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Inside the sperm whale, tanks of jelly fish and a model of a squid.

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The penguin section with benches to sit and watch.

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There was a large section giving children a chance for hand-on exploration of marine life.

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The play area included

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this bubble reached by crawling through a tunnel under the tank.

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The inside of a submarine, child sized.

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And then the gift shop at the end.

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