Family weekend in Barcelona

The loud, vibrant, beautiful, bustling and booming city of Barcelona is great for a family holiday or break, and though it’s best for teens, it’s surprisingly good for tots too, offering a mild, sunny climate, good beaches, lovely parks, mind-blowing architecture both historical and modern, an amusement park, plus wonderful food for all the family.


Barcelona is a city where you can fill your days with trips to museums and galleries, fun outings to family attractions and relaxing moments on the beach. There is no shortage of things to do in Barcelona with children and as well as the main attractions such as the Aquarium and Zoo, plenty of museums and galleries offer special kids’ activities and workshops.

Barcelona has a creative, playful spirit that kids will soak up when you travel to the city. Gaudi’s fantastical houses and architectural creations, his tiled mosaics in the shape of dragons, chimneys with people faces are timeless marvels of imagination.

And wherever you go in Barcelona with kids, whether it’s running along on the ramparts of the Montjuic castle, riding in a cable car across the harbor, or just playing in the sand, the blue Mediterranean is always at your feet.

  • Grand Hotel Central
    Grand Hotel Central 5*

    Location: this attractive design hotel enjoys fantastic views of the Gothic Quarter and Barcelona Cathedral from its rooftop infinity pool. Accommodation: family rooms (sleep 4), rooms with two beds (sleep 2);... Read more

  • Casa Fuster
    Casa Fuster 5*

    Location: this iconic, modernist building is located at the head of Barcelona’s chic Passeig de Gracia Avenue. It has a sauna and gym, and a roof terrace with a pool and excellent views. Accommodation:... Read more

  • Majestic Hotel
    Majestic Hotel 5*

    Location: Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona GL offers luxurious accommodation in a neoclassical building on Passeig de Gràcia. Accommodation: rooms with queen bed or twin beds (sleep 2), extra bed (sleep 3),... Read more

  • Duquesa de Cardona
    Duquesa de Cardona 4*

    Location: the 19th-century Duquesa de Cardona, opposite Barcelona’s marina in the Gothic Quarter, is 600 metres from the Rambla. Accommodation: double rooms (sleep 2), junior suite with king bed plus sofa bed... Read more

  • 987-1
    987 Barcelona 4*

    In spite of its innovative concept and avant-garde design, the 987 Barcelona Hotel still maintains the warmth and tranquillity so often sought by hotel guests. Listed as part of the city's heritage, the... Read more

  • Sixty1
    Sixtytwo Hotel 4*

    The Sixtytwo Hotel Barcelona is the perfect hotel for those who enjoy the finer things in life and who appreciate privacy and personalised service. Located on the emblematic Paseo de Gracia surrounded by... Read more

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    Hotel Montcada 4*

    Location: boutique Hotel H10 Montcada has fantastic views of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and the sea from its roof terrace and hot tub Accommodation: double rooms (sleep 2). Facilities: a sauna, fitness center... Read more

  • Hotel Colón
    Hotel Colón 4*

    Location: this grand, neoclassic hotel is located opposite Barcelona Cathedral, and a 5-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. Accommodation: rooms with double or twin beds (sleep 2), plus extra bed (sleep 3).... Read more

  • Hotel Acta Atrium Palace
    Hotel Acta Atrium Palace 4*

    Location: this elegant hotel is 250 metres from Paseo de Gracia Metro Station and Boulevard. Plaza Catalunya is a 5-minute walk away. Accommodation: rooms with king bed or two twin beds (sleep 2), connecting... Read more

  • Petit Palace Barcelona
    Petit Palace Barcelona 4*

    Location: this boutique hotel is located in central Barcelona, 5 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya. Accommodation: Doubles (sleep 2), family rooms (sleep 4), air conditioning and mini-fridges in all rooms,... Read more

  • Hotel Condes de Barcelona
    Hotel Condes de Barcelona 4*

    Location: hotel Condes de Barcelona occupies two 19th-century buildings on Passeig de Gracia, each with a rooftop pool and terrace. It features a gym, sauna and a 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, Lasarte.... Read more

  • Petit Palace Museum Hotel
    Petit Palace Museum Hotel 4*

    Location: this stylish design hotel is situated in the centre of Barcelona, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya. Accommodation: Family rooms (sleep 4), triples (sleep 3), doubles (sleep 2).... Read more

  • U232 Hotel
    U232 Hotel 4*

    Location: located in Barcelona's attractive Eixample district, U232 Hotel offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi Accomodation: double rooms with two beds (sleep 2), triples... Read more

  • Hotel Pulitzer
    Hotel Pulitzer 4*

    Location: this design hotel is right next to Plaza Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona. It has a rooftop sun terrace and offers free Wi-Fi and gym access. Accommodation: double rooms (one queen or two twins)... Read more

  • Catalonia Ramblas Hotel
    Catalonia Ramblas Hotel 4*

    Location: located less than 2 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya, Catalonia Ramblas Hotel is close to many restaurants and shops. Accommodation: double rooms with double bed or two twins (sleep 2), plus extra... Read more

  • Hotel Royal Ramblas
    Hotel Royal Ramblas 4*

    Location: Royal Ramblas Hotel is ideally located just 5 minutes’ walk from the elegant Passeig de Gràcia with many cafés and designer shops. Accommodation: rooms with double or twin beds (sleep 2),double... Read more

  • Hotel Advance
    Hotel Advance 4*

    Location: the Hotel Advance is located in the centre of Barcelona, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Plaça de Catalunya and Las Ramblas. Accommodation: rooms with double bed or twins (sleep 2), triples (sleep... Read more

  • Hotel Regina
    Hotel Regina 4*

    Location: this hotel is just 50 metres from Barcelona’s Plaza Catalunya and the Ramblas. Accommodation: family rooms (sleep 4), triples (sleep 3), doubles (two twin beds). Facilities: air conditioning and... Read more

  • Hotel 1898
    Hotel 1898 4*

    Location: historic landmark hotel, located right on Las Ramblas. Accommodation: double rooms (sleep 2), crib available upon request Facilities: outdoor and indoor swimming pools, mini-fridges and air... Read more

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    Tibidabo Amusement Park

    The backdrop to Barcelona’s skyline, the hill of Tibidabo is the location of one of the city's main attractions, the Tibidabo funfair and amusement park. The amusement park is designed for older and younger... Read more

  • Barcelona Aquarium
    Barcelona Aquarium

    Considered the largest of its kind in Europe and offering an impressive range of marine life, the Barcelona Aquarium is a great choice for a family day out. Learn about the marine life of the Mediterranean, off... Read more

  • Montjuic Park
    Montjuic Park (Parc de Montjuic)

    Montjuic Park in Barcelona is a large area for kids to explore - an 18th century castle with commanding views of the Mediterranean, shady gardens with cooling fountains, a museum chock full of fabulous... Read more

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    Magic Fountain

    The Font Màgica is an unmissable musical show featuring water fountains and colored lights that make a wonderful after-dark treat for children. Situated between Plaza Espanya and the Palau Nacional (home to... Read more

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    The world of Gaudi

    Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a native of Catalonia and lived in Barcelona all his life. He was an original architect, who based his designs on nature, decorating his buildings with plants, flowers and animals.... Read more

  • Zoo Barcelona
    Zoo Barcelona

    Spend a day at the Barcelona Zoo, home to more than 4,000 animals from 400 different species along with dolphin shows, a petting farm and children's workshops. 13 Hectares of the main city park - Parc de La... Read more

  • Bubble Park
    Bubbleparc in Barcelona

    Located in the Plaça de l’Odissea of the Maremagnum shopping centre this attractions has 2,500 square metres of outdoor space dedicated to children’s activities. As well as reverse bungy, kids can float on... Read more

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    FC Barcelona Museum and Camp Nou Tour

    Take a tour of the legendary Barcelona Football Club with the Camp Nou Experience. The New Camp stadium can hold over 98,000 spectators. The Camp Nou Experience takes you around all key areas of the stadium,... Read more

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    Barcelona – The Waterfront

    The sea is the heart of Barcelona, and ships of all kinds docked in the harbor over the centuries – fishing boats, sailing ships with cargoes from all over the Mediterranean, gigantic rowed war galleys, and... Read more

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    XMAX Speedboat

    Fast, fun and a unique attraction in Barcelona, see the city's coastline in the most exciting way on the XMAX. The speed boat takes up to 40 passengers and offers a thrilling 50 minute ride from the Port of... Read more