Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kid Friendly Europe: Excursions in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is a great city filled with history, museums, and a beach. 

All Ages

Tour: Barcelona Highlights & Montjuic Cable Car- Visit the Olympic Port and the architectural wonders of Poble Espanyol. Experience Barcelona by bus and on foot, enjoy Barcelona from the air at the Montjuïc Cable Car. End the tour discovering the secrets of the Gothic Quarter.

Duration: 4.5 hours

Tour: Barcelona Hop On Hop Off-See the fascinating city of Barcelona on a comfortable and convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. Open-top double-decker buses cover 3 different routes. Your 1-day or 2-day ticket makes it possible see all that Barcelona has to offer. Stops include Sagrada Familia, Park Guells’, Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, and the Picasso Museum.

Duration: Varies

Ages 4 to 12

Tour: Barcelona for Kids: 2.5-Hour Family Walking Tour- Take the family on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour of Barcelona and enjoy an interactive itinerary designed for children aged 4-12. Visit candy stores and traditional workshops in the Barrio Gotico to meet giants that come alive, sing songs, and much more.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Ages 5 and up

Tour: Market to Fork: Market Tour and Private Cooking Class- Learn to cook authentic Catalan food at a 4-hour cooking class in Barcelona. See what’s in season at the colorful La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas, then cook in the chef’s private rooftop apartment, enjoying fantastic city views over lunch.

Duration: 4 hours

Ages 6 and up

Family Tour in the Footsteps of Columbus- Discover the story of Christopher Columbus and the New World with your family from the perspective of a child. Travel through time and learn what it was like 500 years ago to sail aboard a caravel to bring chocolate and spices back to Europe.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Top city attractions for Kids

Park Güell- Gaudi’s fantastic creation is something out of a fairytale, with Hansel and Gretel houses, ornamental dragons, and leafy plazas to take a rest.

La Rambla- No visit to the city is complete without a stroll down this famous street. Starting at Plaça Catalunya and stretching down to the port, children and adults alike are treated to flower sellers, animal stalls, painters, artists, human statues and street performers.

Cable Cars- The city is flanked by two mountains, and Montjüic is the one looking over the sea. There are two cable car rides from Montjüic – one which crosses the sea over to Barceloneta and the beach, and the second which transports you up to the old castle. Both offer great views of the city sprawling below and are a sure-fire hit with the kids.

L’Aquarium Barcelona- This is a fantastic aquarium. Home to  Europe’s largest sea tunnel – like a perspex walkway where the sharks, rays, and moonfish swim above and around you – and a day’s worth of tanks, special exhibitions, marine history, and some really funny penguins!

Cuitadella Park- Home to the city zoo. This park also has numerous play areas, row boats, fountains, and plazas.

Magic Fountains Montjüic- Located at Plaça Espanya, the nightly show features a water fountain that dances to lights and music. It’s much better later in the summer, when it’s completely dark.

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