20 Things to do in Barcelona with kids (+ map)

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Are you planning to visit Barcelona with children? Here are our tips on things to do in Barcelona with kids and how to enjoy Barcelona with the whole family.

Things to do in Barcelona with kids

1. Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia cannot be missing on any list and is among the best activities to do in Barcelona with children. In addition, children up to their 11th birthday are admitted free of charge.

The architect Gaudí was known for taking inspiration from nature in his designs. And that’s why children of all ages will love this place. As soon as you walk in, you will feel like you are in a forest…with colored lights intertwining every corner of the basilica.

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You can take the glass elevator up to the tower (only with children over 6 years old) and enjoy another great spectacle from there. You will then go back down the stone spiral stairs.

How much is the entrance fee to the Sagrada Familia:

Admission to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona varies depending on whether you plan to visit “only” the church here or both the church and the one with the tower. Admission fees vary as follows:

  • church only: adults €26, children, students and young people up to 30 years old €24, seniors over 65 years old €21, free for children up to 11 years old, disabled and their accompanying persons
  • church and one of the towers: adults €36, children, students and young people under 30 €34, seniors over 65 €28, accompanying persons for disabled persons €10, free for children under 11 and disabled persons

Note: Tickets to Sagrada Familia must be purchased online. – you can choose between a ticket to the Basilica or a visit Basilica with access to the tower. You can then download the tickets to your mobile phone or print them out. When you enter, you just scan the QR code from your ticket and after a security check you can enter.

You choose the time of your visit when you book – Sagrada Familia opens to the public at 9:00am (10:30am on Sundays) and this is the best time to visit, especially with children. The security check lines are the smallest and there are the fewest people inside the basilica.

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2. Park Güell

Children will love Park Güell. It’s a magical world with gingerbread houses. It has a dragon staircase, a huge hall of columns reminiscent of a petrified forest and a terrace with benches covered with colourful mosaics.

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Park Güell is situated on a hill, giving you a beautiful view of the city from the terrace. Once you’ve walked through the toll section, you can cross over to the smaller public area of the park, which is mostly forest and has a playground. The public area is free, but it’s a classic park without Gaudí elements.

Park Güell opening hours: in season 9:30-19:30, rest of the year 9:30-17:30

How much is the entrance fee to Park Güell:

  • Full admission is €10 for everyone over 13 years old
  • Reduced admission is €7 for children 7-12 years and seniors over 65 years
  • Children up to 6 years of age are admitted free of charge

Book your Park Güell tickets in advance to make sure you get in. There are a limited number of tickets on site, so some people won’t get in. The best times are early in the morning or later in the afternoon, when there are the fewest people and you won’t be wading through crowds. When you make a reservation, you choose a specific time you need to arrive (you have half an hour to spare).

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How to get to Park Güell

Park Güell is located outside the centre – expect to travel at least 30 minutes from the centre to the park. Take the L3 metro line – you can get off at Lesseps metro station or Vallcarca metro station.

I recommend choosing Lesseps metro station, where you get off in the direction of Avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntaya, where there are escalators. From here you can reach the entrance to the park in about 15-20 minutes. The stairs to Baixada de la Glòria at Vallcarca stop are now out of order.

Buses 24 and 92 stop near Park Güell. Bus 24 runs from Plaça Catalunya along the scenic route. The H6 and D40 buses also stop near the park.

3. Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de la Ciutadella is Barcelona’s largest park, where you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. I recommend taking the main entrance past the impressive Arc de Triomphe. Behind it is a pedestrian avenue with benches, which is connected to Ciutadella Park across the road.

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Inside the park you will see a beautiful fountain with a cascading waterfall (on the left side of the main entrance), playgrounds, a ping pong table, a life-size mammoth statue and a lake with rowboats for rent.

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You can have a picnic, feed the ducks, and there’s usually someone making giant soap bubbles for the kids to run between. The park is also home to the Barcelona Zoo.

  • Admission: free
  • Opening hours: official sources say 10:00-22:30, but in our experience it is open from early morning.
  • Getting there: metro station Ciutadella Vila Olímpica (line L4)

☞ Check out the description and itinerary map of how to spend 4 days in Barcelona.

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Barcelona with children / Where to go in Barcelona with children

4. Barcelona Aquarium

The aquarium in Barcelona is not just any aquarium. It is one of the largest and most complex marine aquariums in the world, famous for its exposures of the Mediterranean Sea.

The main attraction is the Oceanarium, a transparent tunnel over 80 metres long, where you can walk through and observe a variety of marine species, including sharks, rays and schools of fish.

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  • Admission: full admission is €25 for all over 11 years, reduced admission is €18 for children 5-10 years and €10 for children 3-4 years
  • Opening hours: in season 10:00-20:00, off-season Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00 and weekend 10:00-20:00
  • How to get there: metro station Drassanes (line L3) or station Barcelonata (line L4); the aquarium is on the seafront; easily accessible on foot from La Rambla.

The Barcelona Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, and lines are forming – book your ticket in advance.

5. Port Vell and Rambla de Mar

Port Vell translated means “Old Port”. Here you can watch the boats with your children, sit on a bench and stroll along the landscaped Rambla de Mar waterfront. The perfect place to escape the crowds on La Rambla and in Barri Gotic in the city centre.

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Along the Rambla de Mar you can also reach the aquarium, which was mentioned a moment ago.

Just off the Rambla de Mar, the Maritime Museum is housed in a historic glass building, where you can learn all about Barcelona’s seafaring industry and the history of the Royal Dockyards. There are also exhibits and interactive elements that make the tour more fun for children. Click here for more information.

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6. Beaches in Barcelona

Barcelona has several city beaches that are easily accessible and free. And while Barcelona’s urban beaches are generally fine, not all of them are entirely suitable for children. Some do not have good access to the water and the sand is coarser or with smaller stones.

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Here are some tips for beaches with fine sand and good quality of services (toilets and restaurants by the beach), where you don’t have to worry about going even with children.

The most famous and easily accessible beach in Barcelona is La Barceloneta, which is surrounded by a beautiful promenade. Due to its easy accessibility it tends to be overcrowded, but on the other hand it is relatively clean for the amount of locals and tourists.

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For families with children, the beaches of Nova Icària or Bogatell are even better. There are fewer people, the beaches are clean and there are smaller climbing frames for children.

7. Port Olímpic

Port Olímpic was our favorite place in Barcelona. Built for the 1992 Olympic Games, the modern port is a perfect contrast to the old streets of Barri Gotic. The harbour is wedged between Barceloneta and Nova Icària beaches and is bordered by a beautifully landscaped promenade.

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Port Olímpic is famous for its modern architecture, including the striking twin towers and the iconic Frank Gehry sculpture “Peix d’Or”, which resembles a glittering fish and has become a landmark of the area.

During the day, it is the ideal place for leisurely walks and sunbathing on the nearby beaches. In the evening, enjoy delicious food and the lively atmosphere of the modern marina.

☞ Read our detailed guide on best things to do in Barcelona (entrance fees, opening hours, how to get around).

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8. Hop-On, Hop-Off sightseeing bus

Sightseeing buses are a great way to experience the city from a different perspective. They’re two stories high, so you and the kids can sit all the way up for the best view of the city.

It’s fun and also practical for smaller children who get tired earlier when walking around town.

You can choose from two routes or buy a two-day ticket and choose one route for each day. At any time throughout the day, you can get on, get off, and after seeing the sights, take the next connection. Buses run approximately every half hour, more frequently in high season.

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The first route runs east of the centre – there are stops here: Plaça de Catalunya – Port Vell – Museu d’Història de Catalunya – La Barceloneta – Port Olímpic – Poble Nou – Zoo – Teatre Nacional – Auditori – Glories – Torre Agbar – Sagrada Familia Cathedral – Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau – Parc Güell – Tibidabo – La Pedrera – Casa Batlló

The second route runs west of the centre – there are stops here: Plaça Catalunya – Arc de Triomf – El Born- Ciutadella-zoo – Passeig Colom – World Trade Center – Jardins de Miramar – Fundació Joan Miró – Anella Olímpica – MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya – Poble Espanyol – Caixa Fòrum-Pavelló Mies Van Der Rohe – Plaça d’Espanya – Estació de Sants – Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona) – Plaça Pius XII-Palau Reial- Pavellons Guell-Monestir de Pedralbes – L’illa Diagonal – Avinguda Diagonal – La Pedrera – Casa Batlló

Sightseeing buses run daily from 9:00-19:00. You just need to show your ticket to the driver when you board.

9. Barcelona Zoo

Visiting a zoo with children is always a good idea. Barcelona Zoo is rather smaller, but still has a huge number of animals (more than 400 species) that have well-kept and clean enclosures. The area is flat, so children will get a good view of lots of animals including gorillas, zebras and rhinos.

In addition, there are plenty of trees here, so you can cool off in the summer.

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Inside the zoo, you can have a snack or bring your own as there are plenty of picnic areas (kids will love the straw roof tables). Barcelona Zoo is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella.

  • Admission: full admission is €21,40 for all over 13 years, reduced admission is €12,95 for children 3-12 years and children under 3 years are free. Queues may form at the venue – tickets can be purchased book here.
  • Opening hours: vary according to season and day of the week – in winter usually 10:00-16:30 (up to 17:30), in summer 10:00-19:00 (up to 20:00)
  • Address: Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Getting there: metro station Ciutadella Vila Olímpica (line L4)

10. Poble Espanyol

You can think of Poble Espanyol as Spain in a nutshell. It is an open-air museum with 117 buildings from different parts of Spain.

Poble Espanyol was built for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929, but the place became so popular that it was preserved for the public and several films were shot here.

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Children can run free, there are several shops with traditional handicrafts and restaurants where you can eat and enjoy the Barcelona atmosphere late into the evening. The village of Poble Espanyol is located on the Monjüic hill, giving some places a beautiful view of Barcelona.

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  • How to get to Poble Espanyol: Poble Espanyol is located at the foot of Montjuïc hill, about 10 minutes walk from Plaza España (metro lines L1 and L3). You can also get directly to the entrance by bus (line 150 goes from Plaça d’Espanya).
  • Opening hours: Poble Espanyol is open Monday 10:00-20:00 and Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-00:00.
  • How much is the entrance fee to Poble Espanyol: Full admission is €13.50 for anyone over 13 – tickets are more expensive on site.
  • Tickets: Book your tickets here.

11. CosmoCaixa Science Museum

Science museums tend to be our favourites in many European cities. They are fun and full of interactive elements that allow children to “feel” the science for themselves and better understand the context of the game. And it’s no different at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, where there are more than 200 interactive models.

As part of the museum tour, you will visit the Space Room, the Antarctic Base, the Geology Wall and the Flooded Forest, which simulates the Amazon rainforest. For a fee, you can also visit the Planetarium or see temporary exhibitions. Here you will find up-to-date information about the expositions.

Outside there is a sundial, a weather station or a Mediterranean garden.

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  • Admission: €6, children under 16 free
  • Opening hours: 10:00-20:00, off-season opening hours may be shortened
  • Address: Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 26
  • How to get there: The museum is located on the outskirts of Barcelona and is easily accessible by buses H2, H4, V17, V15, V19, V13, 196 and 123.

12. Camp Nou football stadium

Do you have a football fan at home? Then you can’t miss a visit to the Camp Nou football stadium, home to the famous Barça.

The Camp Nou Stadium is the largest stadium in Europe and can hold up to 100,000 people. You have two ways to get in:

  • Go to a football match – Tickets for lesser-known and better-known rivals such as Real Madrid are on sale now. Ticket prices vary by game and tickets sell out quickly.
  • Take a tour of the stadium as part of the tour – you will get to the seats where the TV and radio stations sit, check out the backstage area including the dressing rooms, press room, players’ tunnels, etc. It includes multimedia and interactive exhibitions.
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  • Admission to the tour and the museum: On site adults €31,5; online: adults €28, children 4 – 10 years and seniors over 71 years €21; better to book in advance – cheaper tickets
  • Part of the Barcelona Pass: yes
  • Opening hours: 2. 5.-16. 10. 9:30-19:00, 1. 11-19. 12. 10:00-18:00 (Sunday 10:00-15:00), 20. 12.-9. 1. 10:00-19:00, 10. 1.-1. 5. 10:00-18:00 (Sunday 10:00-15:00)
  • How to get to Camp Nou: Palau Reial or Les Corts metro station (line L3), or. Collblanc or Badal metro station (line L5)

13. Barcelona Cathedral

Next to La Rambla is the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). It is a bustling part of town, made up of narrow cobbled streets lined with shops and restaurants. As you explore the Gothic Quarter, you’ll come to Barcelona Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop and the only cathedral in the area.

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And why is a visit to the cathedral interesting for families with children? As well as exploring the interiors, you can go up to the roof and enjoy the view of the city from the roof. You’ll also see the indoor garden, which houses 13 geese. They have been kept here since the Middle Ages as a symbol of purity and a tribute to St. Eulalia, the patron saint of the cathedral.

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  • Admission to Barcelona Cathedral: €9 for everyone over 12, access to the terrace for a fee
  • Part of the Barcelona Pass: no
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30-18:30, Saturday and public holidays 9:30-17:15, Sunday 14:00-17:00 (last entry always 45 minutes before the end of opening hours)
  • Getting to Barcelona Cathedral: The Cathedral is located in the city centre in the Barri Gotic district and is easily accessible on foot, or you can get off at Jaume I metro station (line L4)

14. Casa Milà-La Pedrera

If you are travelling to Barcelona with smaller children and would like to visit one of Gaudí’s houses, I would recommend Casa Milà, also known as “La Pedrera” (The Stone Quarry) on Passeig de Garcia. It is an apartment building with a waving facade inspired by Mount Montserrat, with tangled metal on the balcony up to the roof chimneys. And that’s why the kids will love it here.

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Upstairs, the rooftop is open to the sea and offers a spectacular view. There are various sculptures and, unlike Casa Batlló, the roof is more spacious.

How to get to Casa Milà: Casa Milà is about 15 minutes’ walk from La Rambla or the Sagrada Familia. Or you can take the L3 and L5 metro and get off at Diagonal station.

What are the opening hours:

  • in season 9:00-20:30, night tour 20:30-23:00
  • low season 9:00-18:30, night tour 20:40-22:00
  • last entry half an hour before the end of opening hours
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How much is the entrance fee to Casa Milà:

  • Full admission is €27 on site and €25 when booking online
  • Reduced admission is €15 for children 7-12 years old on site and €12.50 when booking online
  • Reduced admission is €21,50 for students and seniors over 65 years of age on site and €19 when booking online
  • Part of the Barcelona Pass: yes
  • Tickets: Book your tickets here and save.

15. Casa Batlló

On the other hand, with bigger children, Casa Batlló is a great choice, because thanks to augmented reality you will enjoy a completely different experience.

Casa Batlló has an undulating façade with mosaic glass, ceramic panels, bone-shaped stone columns and a roof that symbolises the dragon’s back.

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Inside, you and your children will feel like you’re in an underwater world, with fish and other creatures from the deep coming to life around you, rippling walls and railings, and ceiling patterns reminiscent of shells. You will walk through the rooms of the Gaudí Dome and the Gaudí Cube and experience a 10D experience thanks to augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

The roof terrace shimmers beautifully with kaleidoscopic patterns of broken ceramic tiles and glass covering the undulating chimneys representing the spine of a slain dragon.

Admission is not the cheapest, but it’s worth it. The whole experience is original, playful and perfectly describes Gaudí.

How to get to Casa Batlló: Casa Batlló is located just a short walk from Casa Milà and is easily accessible on foot from the city centre – if you walk from Plaza Catalunya, you can get here in a few minutes and cross the street to Casa Milà in another few minutes. Passeig de Gràcia Metro Station (metro lines L2, L3 and L4) is just a short walk from the entrance.

What are the opening hours of Casa Batlló:

  • in season 9:00-20:15
  • low season 9:00-18:30

How much is the entrance fee to Casa Batlló:

  • Full admission is €35 when booking online and €39 on site
  • Reduced admission 29 € for children 12-17 years and students and 33 € on site
  • Reduced admission €32 for seniors over 65 and €36 on site
  • Children up to 11 years of age are admitted free of charge
  • Part of the Barcelona Pass: yes
  • Tickets: Tickets are significantly cheaper when purchased in advance – Book your tickets here.

I definitely recommend buying a ticket in advance because you save money and get in right away. If you go in the morning, you can see the house inside with just a few others. In the morning, the crowds will pile in and the roof can get a bit crowded. You will choose the specific time when booking.

16. Magic Fountain – out of operation since 2023

Our boys love fountains. And if they still play all the colors, they are ecstatic. All children will be thrilled with the Magic Fountain near Plaça d’Espanya.

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The fountain consists of 3 concentrated pools where an incredible 2600 litres of water flow per second. The biggest show starts in the evening, when the fountain is illuminated by 4760 bulbs and a light show in 5 colours with classical music starts.

  • Admission: free
  • Opening times: Specific times when the fountain plays vary by season – click for current times. I recommend arriving a little early as it gets really crowded, so make sure you get a good view.
  • Address: Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1
  • How to get to the Magic Fountain: Espanya metro station (lines L1, L3 and L8), from here a few minutes towards Monjüic Hill and the National Art Museum of Catalonia

17. Montjuïc and the cable car to Montjuïc

Montjuïc is a hill by Barcelona’s harbour that translates as “Mountain of the Jews”. And for families with children this place is literally a paradise. Lots of beautiful gardens, slides, the Olympic Stadium and the Montjuic Fortress, from which you can enjoy one of the best views of Barcelona.

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You can take a cable car to the top of Monjuïc Mountain, which may just beat any childhood experience in Barcelona. You can choose from two cable cars:

  • Telefèric del Puerto historic cable car connects La Barceloneta beach (exact location here) with the upper station of the Telefèric del Puerto – Estació Miramar, located at the Mirador de Miramar lookout. It doesn’t take you all the way to the castle – from the top station, there’s still a 25-minute climb, but it takes you through beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the harbour. Avoid peak times during the day when the queues for the cable car are longest.
  • Modern cable car Telefèric de Montjuïc – This cable car can be reached from Para-lel metro station (lines L2 and L3). On the metro, follow the green signs to the funicular, where the same fare applies as for other public transport in Barcelona. The funicular takes you to the lower station of the cable car, where you have to buy tickets for a special fare. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the city. A cable car takes you to Montjuic Castle.

Whichever cable car you choose, I recommend you walk down. Along the way, there is plenty of greenery in the gardens with fountains, including a children’s playground and cool slides.

18. Tibidabo Amusement Park

We are heading up another hill in Barcelona. This time it’s Tibidabo Hill, where the Tibidabo theme park is located. It is the oldest operating theme park in Spain and the third oldest in Europe (it has been operating since 1905).

When you come here, you will feel like time has stopped. Everything here is perfectly vintage. Even new attractions are produced in the “old” style. There are 25 attractions in total, including a Ferris wheel, roller coasters and a carousel.

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You can eat in the restaurant or have a picnic. You can buy tickets to all the attractions in the theme park or to the panoramic area, where there are 5 attractions to choose from (Ferris wheel, plane, guard tower, carousel and slot machine museum). The price of admission varies accordingly.

Tibidabo Park is not open daily – check the official website for current opening hours. The easiest way to get to the park is by funicular from Plaça Doctor Andreu. It runs every 15 minutes during park opening hours and the price of the cable car is included in the price of the theme park ticket.

If you like beautiful sights, make Tibidabo a stop at the neo-Gothic Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Temple of the Sacred Heart on top of Tibidabo, Barcelona

19. Parc del Laberint d´Horta

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona city centre? Head to the Parc del Laberint d’Horta in the north of the city. You can wander around in a large natural maze or just stroll along one of the trails.

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  • Admission: adults €2,23, children up to 14 years €1,42, on Wednesdays and Sundays free of charge
  • Opening hours: april-october 10:00-20:00, november-march 10:00-18:00
  • Address: Passeig dels Castanyers, 1
  • How to get there: metro station Mundet (line L3) – 25 minutes from the centre

20. Boat trip

A boat trip is another great activity to do in Barcelona with children.

Choose between eco-friendly and quiet catamaran and a classic boat cruise which is cheaper. In both cases the platform is in Port Vell.

With the kids, you will not only see the harbour, but also some of Barcelona’s famous sights and the local beaches.

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Where to eat in Barcelona with kids?

One of the best places to eat in Barcelona with kids is La Boqueria market. It can be found on La Rambla, the main pedestrian street. It is very touristy, but still worth a visit. If you come in the morning, you can avoid the biggest crowds. You can buy food from local farmers and eat well here.

In Barcelona, it is common to dine between 21:00-23:00. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to eat earlier. The best choice with children are restaurants near smaller squares, where there is usually a small park (often with a playground). Children can play in the park while you prepare your food.


For tips on traditional food in Barcelona, see our guide to Barcelona, and for tips on great restaurants, see our 3 day itinerary for Barcelona.

And what can you enjoy in Barcelona with children? Try tapas, which can be eaten in many ways. Many places also serve pizza by the slice or stuffed empanadas, which are a great option for kids.

When visiting Barcelona with children, you must also try churros and Spanish hot chocolate. It’s so thick, you need a spoon for it. Sweet, fried pastries coated in sugar are dipped in chocolate.

Transport in Barcelona with children

Transport in Barcelona is no different to other European cities. It is reliable, modern and comfortable. We have compiled a detailed guide to transport in Barcelona where you will learn everything you need to know.

To get from the airport to Barcelona, you can use the metro, trains, express buses and regular TMB buses. In the article How to get from El Prat Airport to Barcelona city centre you will find a detailed overview for each mode of transport (time, price, where to stop, etc.).

With the Hola Barcelona tourist card you can enjoy unlimited public transport throughout Barcelona – the card is valid for the metro, buses, trams, trains, the Montjuic funicular and transport to and from the airport. The card is available for 48 to 120 hours and can be activated simply with the first use.

The alternative is Barcelona Essentials Pass which includes unlimited free transport and entry to 2 of Barcelona’s most popular attractions – the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.

Where to stay in Barcelona with children?

  • Hotel Acta Voraport – modern and newly furnished hotel with swimming pool, close to the beach and metro
  • Motel One Barcelona-Ciutadella – one of the best hotels in Barcelona and at a good price; strategic location near the Arc de Triomphe and Ciutadella Park
  • Leonardo Royal Hotel – a stylish hotel with a rooftop pool at an excellent price and with good access to the airport
  • Hotel Ronda House – cosy and modern hotel with good quality of service in the city centre
  • Hotel ibis Styles – great value for money; ideal accommodation for couples and families with children (family rooms and children’s play area)
  • Residencia Universitaria Campus del Mar – accommodation in apartments with kitchenette in La Barceloneta 5 minutes from the beach
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Hotel Acta Voraport

Hotel with swimming pool close to the beach

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Motel One Barcelona

Great value for money in the city centre

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Leonardo Royal Hotel

Hotel with rooftop pool at a great price

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Hotel Ronda House

Cheap and cosy hotel in the city centre

How to save in Barcelona with Kids

If you plan to visit more sights and attractions, check out Barcelona Pass. This is a tourist card that gives you free entry to more than 35 places in Barcelona.

These include the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, the aquarium, the zoo, a boat cruise, a sightseeing bus and more. You can buy a Barcelona Pass for a selected number of days or according to the number of attractions.

More about the Barcelona Pass in a separate article, including more tips, how to save in Barcelona.

How to enjoy Barcelona with children

  • Move the kids’ bedtime. The town comes alive in the evening and there are lots of local children out and about. In addition, some monuments are beautifully lit up in the evening (for example, Casa Batlló or the Sagrada Familia).
  • Spaniards love children and no one looks down on you when you walk into a restaurant with kids.
  • Skip the lines with the kids. Barcelona is one of the most popular cities in Europe and there are really long queues at many places. If there’s a possibility, book your tickets in advance – This applies especially to the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Mila and other exposed sites. In addition, most places can be cancelled in advance if necessary.
  • Even if you choose a specific time to enter a monument, you don’t have to stick to it – the most visited places are the exception, but even here you have a time reserve. You can arrive at the Sagrada Familia +- 15 minutes from your chosen time, and you have a 30-minute buffer at Park Güell.

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These were our tips on things to do in Barcelona with kids. Do you have a question? We’ll be happy to answer it in the comments below. Have a safe journey!

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