Bioparc València Information
Avenida Pío Baroja 3, 46015 - València
TOURISTIC AREA: Bioparc and Cabecera park
Congolese Gorillas, Madagascan Lemurs, Savannah Lions and Nile Hippos. There are close to a thousand animals of 150 different African species at València’s Bioparc, with specially designed habitats to ensure their utmost well-being and comfort. Here the barriers are practically invisible. It aims to give visitors the chance to experience the African continent, and learn the importance of protecting natural environments.
Situated in Cabecera Park, within the former Turia riverbed, the Bioparc covers an area of over 100,000 m2 and is divided into four main areas. In the dry Savannah you can find rhinoceros, zebras, ostriches and hyenas, while the Wetlands house giraffes, antelopes, gazelles, meerkats and lions. The perfectly recreated baobab forest is home to a dozen elephants, one of the largest groups of the species in Spain.
The island of Madagascar is certainly worth a visit as you are able to get up close and personal with the lemurs, who often climb down the branches of the trees to greet you. A re-creation of the Kitum cave is home to hippopotamus and crocodiles. In the forests of Equatorial Africa, visitors will encounter pythons, otters, leopards and gorillas, one of the park’s biggest attractions. The Bioparc’s many rivers are full of fish.
There is also has an amphitheatre, with a capacity of 1,000 people, offering displays of birds and marine mammals. Th e family leisure zone boasts an indoor restaurant, with a large outdoor terrace overlooking the African savannah. The complex first opened its doors in 2008 and there are long term expansion plans for both Asian and American habitats.
The park is open 365 days a year from 10:00 to 18:00. From April to September opening hours are extended to 20:00 and 21:00. Ticket offices close half an hour before park closing time, but tickets can also be purchased by phone or online. Ticket prices are 23,80 euros for adults and 18 euros for children (under the age of 12). There are also joint promotions with other tourist attractions across the city and a discount of 15% is available for València Tourist Card holders.