If you are wondering what to do in Barcelona with kids, don’t miss my Tapsylicious family itinerary across the best attractions in the Spanish city!
DAY 1 IN BARCELONA WITH KIDS
Start your first day in Barcelona with a tour designed especially for families with 5 to 12 year old children: the Tapsy Tour of Barcelona. A kid-friendly guide and a children entertainer will run a fun and cultural tour across some of the most interesting places to visit in Barcelona with kids: the Barrio Gotico, the Mirador de Colom, Plaça Nova and La Rambla!
Take the L2 Metro and get to this magnificent temple designed by Gaudí. On the basis of the traditions of Gothic and Byzantine cathedrals, the architect ideated one of the most iconic works in Barcelona.
DAY 2 IN BARCELONA WITH KIDS
This amazingly designed park is probably the masterpiece of Gaudí. With its creative and colored structures, both kids and adults will have the feeling of being in a fairy tale.
Getting to Montjüic surely is a funny experience! In fact, after taking the Metro L3, you will have to get to the top through a cable car (and there is no extra charge to use it)! On the top of this hill, besides visiting Montjüic castle, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city.
Before descending the hill, wait for the amazing sound and light show of the Font màgica de Montjuïc. It starts at different hours depending on the day, check the Magic Fountain lighting times on the Ajuntament de Barcelona website.
DAY 3 IN BARCELONA WITH KIDS
Start your third day in Barcelona with kids visiting this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by the architect Gaudí. Kids will be amazed by the innovative usage of lights, as well as by the peculiar colored chimneys that adorn the roof!
As you finish your visit of Palau Güell, walk all the way to La Rambla, the famous street that links the old port (Port Vell) to Plaça Catalunya. Thanks to the street performers and artists, you and your kids will enjoy having a walk around!
Have a break for lunch at La Boqueria, the food market that finds its origins backwards to the 13th century. To decide what to eat, sample the food offered by the bars and restaurants of the market!
After lunch, carry on your walk along La Rambla up to Plaça Catalunya, the square considered the heart of the city.
This unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, designed by Gaudí, has been realized as a remodeling of an old house. Kids will be astonished by its marine-inspired façade, decorated with a colored mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles.
Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by the architect Gaudí. Kids will enjoy the visit of this untraditional building, characterized by a curtain wall!
DAY 4 IN BARCELONA WITH KIDS
Have fun visiting the Aquarium of Barcelona with kids, the Europe’s most important marine center, but also the richest in the world for Mediterranean fish species!
After visiting the Aquarium, walk to La Barceloneta area and enjoy a well-deserved rest on the beach with your kids!