Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Carrer Olot, 5, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Getting There: Metro, green line (L3), Vallcarca or Lesseps stations, or bus #24
Admission: Adult – € 8, Children under 6 – Free
Park Güell is a beautiful garden complex on the hill of El Carmel. This iconic space was built in 1900 and is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is divided into paid and free sections. The Monumental Precinct (which requires a ticket) is the most interesting section. Here you will see a large staircase with a dragon fountain made of ceramic tile. The stairs lead to the Salon of the Hundred Columns which has a mosaic dragon ceiling. A public square is on top of the salon and it features a large bench in the form of a sea serpent. The detailed sculptures, the vibrant colors and the amazing view of the city make this park fun for visitors of all ages.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Getting There: Nearest metro station: Sagrada Familia
Admission: Guided tours: Adult – € 19.30, Students – € 17.30
The breathtaking Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church that was built in 1882. This church was declared to be a World Heritage Site and was consecrated as a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Barcelona’s most illustrious architect Antoni Gaudi designed the church to have twelve towers, symbolizing the twelve apostles. The informative tour guides, along with the magnificent architecture, will intrigue the whole family.
Address: Princesa 11 08003 Barcelona
Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Abracadabra! El Rei di la Magia opened in 1881 and is one of the oldest magic shops in the world. This tiny magic shop provides magicians with everything they need. The goal of the shop is investigation, creation and innovation. Employees will help you figure out what you can perform, how to improve magic tricks, and direct you what to buy. Just a few feet from the shop is the Teatre Museu de la Magia located at 15 Jonqueres st. For € 3 you can see a large amount of magic items from the 19th and 20th centuries in the museum. For € 15 you can see a variety of spectacular magic shows in the theater. Make sure to check the magic show page for descriptions and times of each show.
Address: Montcada 15-23 08003 Barcelona
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – 9:30 pm, Monday – Closed
Getting There: Metro Line 1 – Arc de Triomf Station
Admission: Collection & Temporary exhibition – € 14
The Museu Picasso was established in 1963 and contains one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the famous Pablo Picasso. Museu Picasso is the first museum dedicated to Picasso and is the only museum created during the artist’s life. Picasso established and maintained strong links to Barcelona throughout his career and wanted his museum to be in the city which he resided in during his key years. The Museu Picasso reveals this relationship with Barcelona which was shaped in his youth and continued until his death in 1973. Book a free guided tour or purchase an audio guide for 5 € which describes 40 noteworthy works in the collection. You don’t need to be an art lover to enjoy this fascinating museum.
Address: Pl Carles Buïgas, 1 Sants-Montjuïc 08038
Phone: +34 934 02 70 00
Hours: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Getting There: Placa Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)
This majestic fountain is the main feature of the collection of waterfalls on Avinguda Maria Cristina. Over 2,600 liters of water are pumped through this giant fountain per second. Its water arrangements, music and lighting make this a popular night attraction. The choreographed music lasts 10 – 14 minutes which combines musical fragments. The Magic Fountain is a spectacular water show you do not want to miss.