Top Tourist Attractions And Places To Visit With The Kids In Barcelona

Family-Friendly Sights In Barcelona

Barcelona is the perfect city for an extended getaway. Situated on the northeast coast of Spain, it is blessed with a Mediterranean climate. It is the home of Gaudi and Picasso and also the mighty Barcelona FC. Whether you prefer to wander down Las Ramblas for some shopping, see the incredible Sagrada Familia, or just want to soak up some sun on Barceloneta beach, the city has something for everyone. Come this way for the Little Steps guide to everything Barcelona!

  • SAGRADA FAMILIA: Cultural Outing With The Kids

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    The Sagrada Familia is one of Barcelona's most iconic buildings, and it's the largest unfinished Catholic church in the world. Designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, his work on Sagrada Família is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When Gaudí passed away in 1926, around 15% of the church was completed, and the city has been continuing his work ever since. The church is truly stunning, both inside and out. We suggest a guided tour if you have teens, as the tour is very informative but can be a bit dull for the little ones. If you have younger kids, we suggest the tour of the church only and downloading the app so you can listen to the audio tour. Children under 11 have free entrance.

    Sagrada Familia, 401 Carrer de Mallorca, 08013, Barcelona, Spain,

  • CABLE CAR TO MONTJUÏC CASTLE: Journey Through The Sky Of Barcelona

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    To enjoy incredible views of the city of Barcelona, grab the cable car to the top of Montjuïc mountain, where you will find various attractions such as the Montjuïc Castle, Poble Espanyol, Botanical Garden, and the National Art Museum of Catalonia. It's a 750 meters route that gives you unparalleled views of the city and makes for a lovely day out with the family.

    Montjuic Castle & Cable Car, Carrer de la Portaferrissa, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain,

  • PARK GÜELL: Historical Sight Seeing

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    Grab a cab or a bus and head to the Horta-Guinardó neighborhood to check out another of Barcelona's most visited attractions, Park Güell. Another architectural marvel from Gaudí that makes for a fantastic day out with the whole family. Highlights include the salamander on the main steps, the mosaic serpent bench, and the Hall of One Hundred Columns. The park is FREE to enter, but there is an additional cost of 10 euros to see the monumental zone, and you can also book tour guides in various languages.

    Park Güell, Carrer d'Olot
    08024 Barcelona, Spain,


    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    Check out the stomping grounds of some of the great soccer players in the world, from Alba to Dembélé and formerly Messi. This a fantastic day trip for any soccer lover, and they will especially love the Camp Nou Experience that offers a peek inside various players-only areas. Alternatively, if you're in luck and it's the right season, get some tickets to see FC Barcelona play live!

    FC Barcelona, Carrer d'Arístides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain,

  • BARCELONETA BEACH: Family Day Out At The Beach

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    For families who are looking for some fun in the sun and to have a splash in the Mediterranean Sea, head to Barceloneta Beach. Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches. You will find various beach restaurants (called chiringuitos) that serve refreshing sangrias, various styles of paellas, and many more delicious fish dishes.

    Barceloneta, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 16, 08003. Barcelona, Spain,

  • PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA: Go For A Stroll In The City's Most Popular Park

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    Ciutadella Park is just through the gorgeous Arc de Triomf (which was built in 1888 as a gateway to the fair that was held in the park). This is the most popular park in Barcelona due to its size and the beautiful golden fountain, the duck lake where you can grab a boat, the life-size Mammoth, the bandstand, and more! This park also hosts an array of activities like children's parties, concerts, charity events, markets, sporting events and more.

    Parc De La Ciutadella, Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain,

  • ZOO BARCELONA: Go See The Animals

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    After having a stroll through the wonderful Ciutadella Park, head to Barcelona's zoo, situated at the end of the park. The zoo is home to more than 100 animals, including two species of hippos, adorable red pandas, majestic elephants, and lovable penguins. Other favorites include dolphins, lions and many more. For the little ones, there are two great playgrounds and a cool farm animal exhibition.

    Zoo Barcelona, Parc de la Ciutadhearts'8003 Barcelona, Spain,

  • MUSEUMS IN BARCELONA: Various Kid-Friendly Museums Across Barcelona

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    Barcelona has a tonne of museums across the city, from the science museum that has a lot of child-friendly exhibitions and activities to the National Art Museum of Catalonia that has a life-sized war plane hanging from the ceiling to the Picasso museum that has 4,000 pieces of his earlier work. Down below, we have compiled a list of the top family-friendly museums that you must visit while in Barcelona:

  • LAS RAMBLAS: Shop Till You Drop In Plaça de Catalunya And Have Tapas At Boqueria Market

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    For the family members who wish to shop, head to the most famous street of the city, Las Ramblas, which stretches from Plaça de Catalunya in the city center to Port Vell. You can start in the Plaça de Catalunya, where you find many shops like Zara, Mango, Desigual, Nike, and much more. Then you can make your way to Las Ramblas, where you will come across various stands that sell flowers, souvenirs, art, ice creams, and snacks. Don't forget to have a tapas lunch in the Boqueria market, which has over 300 stalls and a surface area of 2,583 square meters. This is a great place to shop for unique delights, such as ham, olive oil, and countless other regional products.

    Las Ramblas, starting at the Plaça De Catalunya, 08002, Barcelona, Spain

    La Boqueria Market, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain,

  • TOUR OF THE GOTHIC QUARTER: Soak Up The City's History

    Best Family-Friendly Tourist Attractions In Barcelona

    Soak up the city's ancient history by walking around the Gothic Quarter, where you will find some of the oldest streets in town. These quirky alleyways will take you back to Roman times, while walking through, you might be able to notice the classic Roman grid-like layout. Must-see sights include La Seu Cathedral, Casa de L'Ardiaca, Plaça Nova, and the stunning 16th-century Palau del Lloctinent. The Gothic Quarters are fantastic to roam around in, as very few streets are open to traffic. Making it ideal for you and the kids to safely enjoy this area while strolling around. The quarter is full of unique boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, and art shops. Make sure to pick up a churro at one of the churrerias that are scattered all over the place.

    Gothic Quarter, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

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