Located in the northwest of the city, Bioparc Valencia is an immersion zoo, where the barriers between animals and visitors are hidden or removed, and animals of different species reside safely side by side. This creates the sensation of observing animals in the wilds of the savanna, equatorial forest, African wetlands, and Madagascar.
Explore Bioparc Valencia’s animal exhibits with a single-entrance ticket or visit the zoo as a stop on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Alternatively, glide by the zoo on a Segway tour of the city.
In addition to numerous animal exhibits, Bioparc Valencia offers several other ways to connect with the animal kingdom. A cinema screens two films: a short introduction to the park and a longer documentary on conservation. Throughout the day animal handlers demonstrate interesting animal behaviors and offer talks on how the animals are cared for.
Things to Know Before You Go
Bioparc Valencia is a must-visit for animal lovers and families traveling with kids.
Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a fair amount of walking.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
The entire zoo park is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Bioparc Valencia is located along the Turia Gardens. You can get there on foot, or by cycling along the bike path parallel to the Turia riverbed. Metro lines 3, 5, and 9 all stop near the park; get off at Nou d’October station. Hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses stop nearby.
When to Get There
Plan to visit the Bioparc on a weekday morning in spring or autumn to enjoy the best balance of warm weather and fewer crowds. If you’re visiting in August—vacation for many Europeans—expect long lines and high temperatures. Check the park calendar before your visit for the latest schedule of animal behavior demonstrations and feedings.
Attractions for the Whole Family in Valencia
Valencia is one of Spain’s most family-friendly destinations, thanks to attractions such as Bioparc Valencia. If you’re looking for other things to do with little ones while in town, consider heading over to the City of Arts and Sciences to tour the oceans at the L’Oceanografic aquarium or explore outer space at the L’Hemisferic planetarium. On a hot summer day, grab some towels and spend some time splashing in the sun at Patacona Beach.