Barcelona is filled with activities that are fun for adults and kids alike. Here’s a look at some of them.
Barcelona is an incredible vacation destination for the kids. From beautiful beaches and Gaudì’s distinct architecture to food markets and creative candied treats to thrilling amusement parks and a aquarium, there’s plenty to keep the kiddos busy.
You won’t have any trouble keeping the kids busy in this iconic city and you’ll enjoy every minute of it. To help get your trip off to a great start, Musement shares seven things to do with the kids in Barcelona.
1. La Boqueria
Great for kids and parents alike, La Boqueria, located in the heart of the city along Las Ramblas, is considered the best market in the world. Here, you can find fresh produce, fruit, candy, restaurant bars, fresh cut flowers and much more. Spend time exploring the market and pick up some snacks for the day or sit down and eat together.
Tip: Be careful with you (and your children’s) valuables as busy markets are known to be the hunting ground for pickpocketers!
2. A Gaudì grand tour
Gaudì’s inspiring Catalan Modernism architecture will stir your kids’ imaginations. Admiring his vibrant facades won’t feel like one of those museums you’ve had to drag them through. Casa Batlló, Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, are all equally fantastic and kid-friendly. Take your pick or see all three! We definitely recommend visiting Park Güell on a beautiful day when as there is plenty for them to explore.
Tip: A hop-on, hop-off bus tour is a great way to see the city without wearing out the little ones.
3. Tibidabo Amusement Park
This century-old amusement park that sits on the highest point of Collserola Ridge, a naturally lush area of Barcelona. Tibidabo Amusement Park boasts sweeping views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. With over twenty-five exciting activities including roller coasters, live entertainment, play areas and of course a lovely Ferris wheel where you can take a family photo with the backdrop of a magical city sunset.
4. Camp Nou
Surprise your little soccer fans with a grand tour of Camp Nou, one of the world’s most famous soccer stadiums and home to the Barcelona Football Club. Explore the epic stadium, changing rooms, players’ tunnel, pressroom and more! Or, depending on the timing, pick up some tickets to a live game. Cheering alongside more than 99,000 spectators is guaranteed to be unforgettable!
5. Barcelona Aquarium
Take refuge from the sun and enjoy a relaxing afternoon ‘under the sea’ at the Barcelona Aquarium. An underwater sanctuary, the impressive Oceanarium exhibit boasts an 80-meter long tunnel where you can walk among the fish, sharks, ocean sunfish and more! With thirty-five different Mediterranean and tropically themed tanks and more than 11,000 animals from 450 different species, your kids’ eyes will keep lighting up.
The ultimate adventure theme park, PortAventura takes its guests on a trip around the world with attractions, water parks, roller coasters and live entertainment inspired by distant lands like China, Polynesia, Mexico, the Mediterranean and more. Discover new worlds as you explore the action-packed park filled with shops and themed restaurants, and be sure to spot all of the friendly characters of Sesame Street in Sesamo Aventura, the themed family area.
7. Ferrari Land
Another outstanding theme park (done in combination with PortAventura) is Ferrari Land is for you speed demons out there. If you and your kids like cars and adrenaline pumping rides, you’ll love this theme park. Inspired by Ferrari, the park lets you enjoy a piece of la dolce vita as the park pays tribute to its origins through the building designs emblematic of Rome, Milan and Venice and restaurants serving Italian fare.