The Barcelona Zoo is located in the southern part of Parc de la Ciutadella, with Barceloneta being the closest metro stop. The zoo is open every day from May to September from 10 am to 7:30 pm, and from October to April from 10 am to 5 pm. The admission is в‚¬12 for adults and в‚¬8 for children. The zoo phone number is 3 225 67 80.
The zoo largely owes its popularity to the one of a kind white albino gorilla Snowflake who was caught in 1966 in Equatorial Guinea. Unfortunately, Snowflake died of skin cancer in 2003, but many Barcelona tourist guides fail to mention this sad fact.
You can always rent an apartment in Barcelona near Barcelona zoo and other sights.