Visiting with family
Planning a trip to Barcelona with family is the perfect adventure-filled holiday.
Not only can you find a little something for the adults of the family, but the children will also end up having a great time.
Museums, cathedrals and other attractions in Barcelona are beautiful as well as knowledge-filled.
Antoni Gaudi’s most popular piece of architecture, Sagrada Familia has more than five million visitors each year.
You will find three facades at the cathedral, namely the Nativity, Passion and Glory Facades.
The Passion Facade represents the birth, death and resurrection of Christ.
Even on the exterior, Sagrada Familia is breathtaking but the interiors are a level beyond.
Inside Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, you will find glass-stained windows and architecture that represent a forest with sunlight piercing through thick trees.
It is also a great learning experience for children to learn about Christianity so the best way to explore Sagrada Familia is a guided tour.
From November to February:
Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10.30 am to 6 pm
Another popular Gaudi artwork, Casa Batllo is inspired by marine life and the interiors are based on the Mediterranean sea.
A picture of modernism, it is especially loved by children.
The detailing of this attraction is completed with skull and bone-like structures on the pillars and scale-like tiles on the terrace.
Casa Batllo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an indoor garden, a loft and an illuminated Patio of Lights.
Daily: 9 am to 8 pm (timings may vary depending on the season)
Looking for hotels? Here are the best places to stay in Barcelona with family:
– Fabrizzio’s Petit (prices from €60 to €100)
– Praktik Èssens (prices from €100 to €140)
– El Avenida Palace (prices from €100 to €140)
– Yeah Barcelona Hostel (prices from €130 to €150)
– Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL (prices from €150 to €200)
– Catalonia Plaza Catalunya (prices from €160 to €190)
– W Barcelona (prices from €400 to €500)
The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is on the list of the most visited museums in the world.
A wonder of modern art, you will find Pablo Picasso, Jaume Sabartés and Jacqueline Roque’s contributions here.
The permanent collection of the museum houses around 4,251 works by Picasso which indicates his development in the formative years.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm
The Barri Gòtic or the Gothic Quarter lies between La Rambla and the Via Laietana and is centered in the tourist area of Barcelona.
Along with medieval designs, the numerous bars, shops and restaurants decorate this street.
One of the best ways to explore the neighborhood is the Gothic quarter walking tour which is widely loved by children.
You can also gaze at the historical buildings preserved in this gorgeous part of the city.
Looking for a genius science museum in Barcelona? Find it at the foot of Mount Tibidabo.
CosmoCaixa is a family favorite!
What’s not to love? The exhibits on geology, astronomy, history and biodiversity are absolutely breathtaking.
The permanent exhibition at CosmoCaixa has nine sections, including the Science Square, 3D Planetarium, Amazon Flooded Forest and more.
You will also find some educational temporary exhibitions along with conferences and workshops.
Daily: 10 am to 8 pm
Camp Nou Stadium and FC Barcelona Museum
Make a visit to the third largest stadium in the world and the largest stadium in Barcelona with your family.
Step into Camp Nou Stadium which has footprints of legends like Messi and Ronaldo imprinted in its history.
The complete experience starts at the Camp Nou stadium and ends at the FC Barcelona Museum tour.
Exploring the valuable heritage of the valuable FC Barcelona team right on the field is a dream for many young Barça fans.
Camp Nou Stadium opening hours:
2 April to 7 October:
Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday and public holidays: 10 am to 2.30 pm
Other days of the year:
Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday and public holidays: 10 am to 6.30 pm
FC Barcelona Museum opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm
The market life and color of La Boqueria market attracts families in large groups.
This is the perfect place to try out the authentic Barcelona palate, with endless food stalls offering meats, cheeses, vegetables and more.
La Boqueria market is known worldwide for its high-quality products and has more than 300 stalls living up to the expectations of tourists.
The market is like a living and breathing rainbow with every imaginable color adding to its beauty.
Monday to Saturday: 8 am to 8.30 pm
La Boqueria market remains closed on Sundays.
The world-famous Park Guell is greatly enjoyed by children due to its colorful embellishments and by youth and adults due to its architecture.
Visiting this park is getting the best of both worlds, that is, enjoyment and a peek into the history and culture of Barcelona.
There are two zones within Park Guell, namely the Monumental Zone and the Forest Zone. Make sure to explore both!
Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the park resembles the terrain of a mountain, making it exceptionally unique.
Daily: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm
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