Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain: Aquarium Barcelona – Something fishy going on here
Barcelona’s aquarium may no longer claim to be the largest in Europe, but it's still a fun day out watching its 8000 sea creatures. The show-stealer is the vast central tank, encircled by a 225ft viewing tunnel equipped with a slow human conveyor belt and serenaded by gentle New Age music; the patterns of silvery fish and sharks swimming all around and over your head are remarkably soothing. Kids can enjoy the interactive exhibits.
Love sharks? Qualified divers over age 18 can take a class on sharks on Wednesdays and weekends, then dive in their tank. The €300 fee includes a guided tour of the aquarium for you and two friends, all equipment and insurance.
For €150, kids aged 8-17 can get a day's initiation in scuba diving. Book tickets for the aquarium or the shark dive online.
Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain: Aquarium Barcelona – How to get there?
Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell
Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain: Casa Asia – Where East meets West
Since 2003 Puig i Cadafalch's beautiful Modernista Palau Baró de Quadras (1904-06) has found a new life as the Casa Asia, dedicated to promoting cultural interchanges between Spain and the Asia-Pacific region through courses, films, lectures, a media library and cultural and artistic exhibitions. The well-preserved interiors are reason enough for popping in, but the exhibitions are often first rate as well.
Museums and Galleries in Barcelona, Spain: Casa Asia – How to get there?
Avinguda Diagonal 373