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Guide to Visiting Barcelona as a Family!

Author: Michael Bartkiewicz

Hola, my name is Michael Bartkiewicz and I am an intern at Stay U-nique. I find Barcelona fascinating and I love blogging about various things that are going on here such as food, drinks, events and beyond!

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Are you planning a family trip to Barcelona?

Let this simple guide inspire you to plan your day! Allowing you and your family to explore the best that Barcelona has to offer! This blog will aim to give you the best bite size information to help you plan your Barcelona family adventures!

All prices and maps will be included for your convenience! Also, check out our things to know before you come to Barcelona guide!


CosmoCaixa Barcelona a science museum located in Barcelona.

CosmoCaixa Barcelona a science museum located in Barcelona.

CosmoCaixa Barcelona a science museum located in Barcelona.

Rainforest recreation at CosmoCaixa

The CosmoCaixa science museum is a great place for the whole family. From various interactive activities to a massive rainforest recreation with indoor rain and live animals! This one is great for both adults and children alike! Leaving CosmoCaixa will have the young ones entertained and have learnt new things at the same time for sure.

Getting there:
Adress: Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26. 
Metro: Line 7 L7 (brown line)that can be taken from Plaza 
Catalunya to Avenida Tibadabo From there you can take the 196 
bus and stop at the Museum, or you can walk from the metro 
station, it is just about 5 minutes. 
Buses to CosmoCaixa:The following buses stop near 
CosmoCaixa science museum: 17, 22, 58, 73, 75, 60, 196.
Prices: Free admissions to under 16's & "la Caixa" customers.
€4.00 for eveyone else.  
Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-8pm

Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum)

Sagrada familia Museu de la Xocolata

From life-size chocolate characters to replicas of famous monuments chocolate is the main order of business! The Museu de la Xocolata runs workshops and parties for kids while having the best chocolate in the city!

There is also treasure trail hunt for children from 3 to 8 where they get to discover the origins of chocolate! There is also a selection of chocolate film characters as well as a great gift shop with chocolate lollipops!

Getting there
Address: Comerc, 32.
Metro: Nearest train station Metro Arc de Triomf (l1 red line)
Bus: 14, 39, 51, 120
Prices : Entrance: €4.30 Group €3.50 
Free for less than 7 years old. 
Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 10am h to 7pm 
Sunday from 10am to 3pm. 

Ciutadella Park

Parc de la Ciutadella. Ciutadella Park

Ciutadella Park

A great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the “Garden of Barcelona”. In here you can find various fountains, plazas and the city zoo. There is plenty of entertainment for the kids in the shape of a life-size replica of a Mammoth and plenty of space for a relaxing picnic! The park has a very family friendly feel it to it and is a must visit when in Barcelona on a warm day!!

Address: Parc de la Ciutadella
Metro: Arc de Triomf (L1, C1)
Opening times
23 March to 22 September:
daily 10am to 20pm
23 September to 22 March:
10am to 6pm
Prices: Free entry to park
Nou Camp experience

The inside of Barcelona camp nou stadium

The Camp Nou experience is a great way to explore the 99,000 capacity Barcelona stadium and discover the history of the club.

From visiting the trophy room to the changing rooms and the walk out tunnel of the players, the tour is full of great things to see, even if you are not a Barca fan. Taking a picture with the champions league trophy will definitely be a hit with the young ones too!

Address: C/Arístides Maillol 12 (main Access 15) and 
Av. De Joan XVIII ( Boulevard Access 9),  08028 Barcelona.
Metro: Line 3: Metro stop Palau Reial or Les Corts, 
Line 5: Metro stop Collblanc or Badal.
Prices: 0-5 years go free, 6-13 years €20, general €25
70+ €20.
Barcelona Bosc Urbà
Barcelona Bosc Urba

All photo credit: @bosc_urba

If you’re a family who loves an active holiday, Barcelona has its very own urban climbing park!

Situated in the Forum area of the city where you will find the covered rope adventure park with courses for all ages.  Starting from around 3 years old, the circuits are divided into Orange, Blue and Red options all requiring you to make your way around via zip-wires and bridges.

Open: Morning and evening opening times on weekdays, 
weekends and holidays vary by month. 
Check website for details. Price: From €9.00 online.  
Buy your tickets to Bosc Urbá online for a discount. 
Special packs for children’s parties. Address: 
Parc del Fòrum, s/n Getting there: 
Metro: L4 Maresme/Fòrum; Bus 7, 36, 41, 43, 141; Tramvía Fòrum.

Other notable places:
  • Barcelona AquariumAddress: Moll d’Espanya 7. Opening times: Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell. Prices: Adults: € 16,5, Children from 4 to 12: € 11,5 Adults over 60: € 13.
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuic – At night the fountains light up and it is an absolute sensory treat! Address: Pl Carles Buïgas, 1 Opening times:  Summer period (31 March to 25 October) Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Winter period (30 October to 30 March): Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Prices:  Free
  • Tibidabo Amusement Park  – Among the oldest active amusement parks in the world! Address: Collserola Ridge Barcelona. Prices: Adult € 25.20
    Children under 120cm and senior € 9.
  • “Village of Barcelona”  – have a wonderful stroll through this scenic village with the family! Address: Carretera de Montjuïc, 66, 08038, Barcelona. Opening hours: Montjuic castle: Open daily from 09:00 until 18:00 Prices: Tickets for the Montjuic castle costs  € 9

Also, if you liked this make sure to check out the top 5 swimming pools in Barcelona and 5 best day trips out of Barcelona!

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