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Barcelona with Kids: 5 Spots You Shouldn’t Miss

10. 4. 2017

Barcelona is a vibrant city, with all the attractions that anyone can wish for during holidays; this vibrant city is home to stunning beaches, mountains, children’s shows and cultural attractions. Certainly, travelling with kids to Barcelona can be a great success.

This fabulous city offers to its visitors a broad array of activities perfect for kids; it’s undoubtedly the largest centre for children’s shows and musicals in Spain, along with Madrid. Furthermore, Barcelona features a vast array of kid-friendly lodging options. Are you ready to enjoy your next holidays in Spain? Check out this selection with 5 spots you shouldn’t miss while visiting Barcelona with Kids.

Barcelona with kids, travel tips

Park Güell

If you want to visit a beautiful area of the city during your stay in Barcelona, choose Park Güell. It is a bit far from the centre, don’t worry, the park is well communicated by public transportation. The visit worth the effort and your children will love it for sure.

The Park Güell is an outdoor park (better not visit it on a rainy day), created by Gaudí. The most notorious characteristic of the park are the different shapes, colours, and its great views. The Park Güell entrance fee is € 10; the access is limited, so we suggest you book your tickets in advance.

The Beach

All kids love sand, so what can be better than spend few hours playing on the beach? Even if it is not summer, you can visit the beaches of Barcelona and enjoy pleasant strolls, games or simply relax. Also, on the beach, your kids will find structures to play. Certainly, no visit to Barcelona with kids is complete without spending some time on the beautiful beach.

Furthermore, you can also visit the Port and enjoy a boat ride. The traditional and charming Boats of Las Golondrinas are very famous in Barcelona. The company has existed for more than 125 years. You can choose between two routes: The Port (40 minutes bordering the sea cruise station) and the Sea (90 minutes to enjoy the views of Barcelona from the coast).

Both routes leave the port heading north, towards the Parc del Fòrum. Please note that during summer, Las Golondrinas leave the port every hour, less frequently in winter and are not operational from mid-December to early January.

CosmoCaixa

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Flooded Forest, reproduction of an area of the Amazon jungle. It has a glass path that takes you through different levels, but the most attractive are the scheduled activities. Unfortunately, during peak season, the scheduled activities must be booked in advance.

Barcelona with kids, travel tips

The planetarium is always a success, as well as the interactive fun in Clik (children from 3 to 6 years) and Flash (children from 7 to 9 years). The museum also features a café with terrace over a huge open space where your kids can enjoy more fun attractions, including a sound telescope.

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona, one of the largest in Europe, will keep your children well entertained for hours. The aquarium features a fabulous location, very close to the Port Vell. This aquarium focuses on the Mediterranean Sea Wildlife. There is a lot of diversity, with pools full of fish that live in caves, incredible octopuses and slippery eels. The other swimming pools are inhabited by luminous banks of redfish of the Red Sea, Australia and the Caribbean.

But what will most please visitors is the area of sharks, which can be traced through an ingenious glass tunnel that crosses the pool in the middle of the marine habitat. On the top floor, you will find interactive multimedia attractions about the local marine life. Please note, if you book your tickets online, you will save money.

Barcelona with kids, travel tips

Amusement Park: Tibidabo

On the top of the Tibidabo Hill, overlooking Barcelona, you will find one of the oldest amusement parks in Spain. Those who have grown up in the city love the old Ferris wheel. The Old Ferris Wheel offers extraordinary views of the city.

Barcelona with kids, travel tips

Tibidabo features old attractions like the red plane, a symbol of the park since 1929 as well as the old mechanical puppets of the Musée d’Automats. The park also counts with attractions for teenagers, like the magnificent house of terror and the hall of mirrors. Furthermore, for those looking for stronger emotions will love the new roller coaster and the Crazy 4D movie.

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