As well as these Safari and Marine parks outside of Barcelona you can also visit the Barcelona Zoo and Barcelona Aquarium in the city.

Aqualeon
Tel. +34 97 768 7656 http://www.aqualeon.es

A 2-in-1 combined Water park and Safari experience on the Costa Dorada. Water shoots for all tastes from the Twister to the ominous sounding 100m Black Hole. There is also a mini park for younger kids, with slides and ramps suitable for toddlers.
Daily exhibitions: Exotic birds 12pm and 4.15pm, Predatory birds 1pm and 5pm, Reptiles 3.15pm. A Safari bus runs half hourly from 11am to 5.30pm
Open: Daily from 10am to 6pm June 14th – 14th September
Price: Adults €19.00, Children 4-12 yrs €14.00, Under 4’s FREE.  10% discount for online booking and special Combi bus and entrance ticket - see website for details .
Location: Finca Les Basses, Albinyana (Bet. El Vendrell and Tarragona)
By Car: AP-7 towards Tarragona, exit 12 (see website for detailed map)
By Bus:
Sitges – El Vendrell (+34 97 768 7823 for info. & reservations)

MarineLand Catalunya
Tel. 93 765 4802
http://www.marineland.es

 Water park, marine zoo and dolphinarium . Sea-life includes seals, sea lions, penguins and otters. Also tropical bird shows. See website for marine zoo and exhibition times,

Open: March 15th to October 17th (opening times vary by seasons)
Price.
Adults €15.00 - €22.00, Children 4-12 yrs €10.50-€15.00 (Admission price seasonal), Under 4’s FREE.
Location:
Ctra. Malgrat a Palafolls 08039, Palafolls towards Costa Brava (45 mins. from Barcelona)
By Car:
C32 Exit 23 Blanes-Palafolls or AP7 exit 10 Blanes-Hostalric

El Parc de Les Aus
Tel. +34 93 756 6166
htttp://www.elparcdelesaus.com

Exotic birds and plants in residence at this centre that offers children the chance to see wildlife up close.
Location: C. de Les Corts, 7 , Cabrera de Mar

Fundació Mona

The Monkey Foundation was created in 2001 in order to rescue and care for different primates. The centre is home to both Chimpanzees and Macaques.  You can vist the centre, adopt a chimp and become a member.  The centre is open to guided visits that must be pre-arranged. The 2 hour educational visits allow you to meet the residents, learn their individual stories, find out how they were rescued and the workings of the centre. Depending on the day they can be conducted in Spanish, Catalan, French or English.  If you donate an old mobile phone, the centre receives funds for recycling them!

Location: Riudellots de la Selva, Carreterra de la Selva (road), kilometer 4, only 10 kilometers from Girona.
By car: take highway AP-7, exit 8 OR take the N-II
By train: Station Riudellots ( only 15 minutes walk) 

For visits, Tel. 972 47 76 18 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Cal Castillo - Nucli Zoologic (Animal Rescue Centre)
Tel. 93 674 9011
http://www.calcastillo.com

Petting farm for kids just outside the city. Donkeys, horses, goats, emus, pot-bellied pigs are among the various animals your little ones can get up close too. The rescuce centre is owned and run by a retired couple.
Open:
10am-1pm daily
Price: Donations please.
Location: Sant Cugat (Sol de Aire). See website for map (possible by FGC to Sant Cugat then bus).

Can Cadena Farm in Parc Sant Martí
Within the small park of Sant Martí in a not so pretty neighbourhood stands the traditional Catalan farmhouse, The Masia Can Cadena. The Masia has a small allotment area where retirees tend the vegetables and care for a collection of farmyard animals. Children can learn about organic farming techniques and see the geese, rabbits, chickens and sheep that are kept there.

Masia de Can Cadena and Farm Animal visits: Saturday and Sunday mornings 10am to 2pm.  Access from Ronda de Sant Martí and Carrer de Menorca, Carrer de l'Agricultura and Carrer de HuelvaMetro: L3 Sant Martí

Can Mestres Farm
Barcelona's recently renovated hillside farm of Can Mestres is a farm, run voluntarily by retirees. It  has 300m2 of space dedicated to environmental education. Children can learn how a farm works and see the 22 animals (incl. hens, goats and rabbits) at this unique green area in the district of Sants-Montjuic. The farm is divided into 52 different allotments of 40m2 which are all run by retirees.

 

Open: Weekends between 9am and 2pm
Location: 132 C. del Foc on Montjuic


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