Spain, Barcelona Guide (B): The Best of Barcelona with Kids

The Best of Barcelona with Kids
Ever since we returned from our family vacation to Spain, people have been asking about our time in Barcelona. Everyone seems to be going – or wants to be going – to the Catalan city these days. And for good reason: who wouldn’t want to go to a European city set on the Mediterranean sea, with history-filled streets, cultural finds, excellent food and a bohemian beach-life vibe?

It’s all these reasons that brought me to the vibrant city 20 years ago, as a twenty-something studying abroad in Madrid. And it’s the same reasons that recently brought me back with my family and kids. Barcelona truly is a place for all types of people, and all ages. There is something for everyone in this fun, laid-back city, and there is so much to do with kids.

We spent 5 days in Barcelona, and my girls had a blast, from the beaches to the kid-friendly museums to the parks to the gelato, to even Barcelona’s own amusement park! Here’s our guide to the top things to see and do with kids.

Head to the Beach

A major reason families love visiting Barcelona, is its location on the Mediterranean sea. Anywhere there’s a beach, you can be sure to have happy kids. There are several beaches, Barceloneta beach probably being the most popular as it’s the closest to the city center. It’s easy to get to, and we just walked to it from our hotel in the Gothic Quarter. There are restaurants nearby, beach shacks and people selling umbrellas and chairs. We spent an afternoon on the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Best of Barcelona with Kids
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Barceloneta Beach   Tibidabo Amusement Park   Park Guell   Parc De La Ciutadella   Picasso Museum   Sagrada Familia   Teleferico del Puerto   L’Aquarium  
Author: Corey Cook
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