Visit Barcelona with Children

Kids, let yourself be surprised by what Barcelona has to offer!


Barcelona is a fabulous city with countless things to see and do for children as well as adults! It overflows with all kinds of activities and sightseeing which will also please their parents. The youngest will be amazed by the Aquarium while teenagers and young adults will prefer the artistic Magic Fountains show or the Chocolate Museum! Discover all the valuable treasure Barcelona has to offer.

Tibidabo Barcelona's amusement park

tibidabo park A day at Tibidabo Amusement Park usually starts with two short train rides first with the “Tramvia Blau” and then the funicular. Once at the top of the hill, you’ll discover a place where you and your family can enjoy exciting and fun attractions.
Don’t forget to visit the Marionetarium (a Puppet Museum show) or the Museu d’Autòmats with its collection of robots.
Kids (but not only) can also play with distorting mirrors where you’ll discover a short, fat, thin, tall or very tall version of yourself in the Miramiralls.
Address: Plaça Tibidabo, 3-4
How to get there: Train line 7(brown), from Plaça Catalunya, get off at Avenida Tibidabo, take the Tramvia Blau up to Plaça del Doctor Andreu, take a break at the Mirablau for a short drink and an amazing view over Barcelona and get on the funicular to the Plaça Tibidabo.
Opening hours: Tibidabo

Montjuïc: The Magic Fountains

montjuic fountain
The Magic Fountains were built especially for the Universal Exhibition by Carles Buigas, who took the bet to finish this ambitious project alone, on time. They are now part of the most visited fountains in the world. Since the first show in 1929, the fountains never ceased amazing travelers with shows mixing music, colors, lights and water. A must-see next to Plaça Espanya at the foot of Montjuïc Hill for both parents and children!
Address: Avinguda Maria Cristina.
Tel.: 932 374 743
Opening hours: October to April Friday and Saturday 7pm-8:30pm;
May to September Thursday to Sunday 9:30pm-11:30pm

Observatori Astronòmic Fabra

Price: 5€ For groups of more than 15 persons: open at 10AM for visits with reservations (flexible hours according to availability)
Address: Crta. del Observatori s/n.
How to get there: Train line 7(brown), from Plaça Catalunya, get off at Avenida Tibidabo and take the Tramvia Blau up to Plaça del Doctor Andreu
Tel: 934 175 736
Opening Hours: June to September 9am-9pm

Dinner under the stars:
Combine astronomy and gastronomy with this dinner the Observatory offers: enjoy very good quality food and after, a visit of the observatory and some explanations about the study of sky and stars.
Opening Hours: 15th June-22nd September until 8.30pm, on reservation
Price: from 68.50€
Tel: +34 93 327 01 21

Homepage: Dinner under the stars

Nocturnal visits: from October to June
Price: 10€, free under 7 years old
Tel: +34 934 312 139

Homepage: Nocturnal visits

L'Aquàrium de Barcelona

barcelona aquarium One of the largest aquariums in the world recreating Mediterranean undersea life.
An 80-meter walk-through glass tunnel under the vast oceanarium, and 20 giant, themed tanks, will bring you face to face with sharks, sea horses, 8,000 animals and over 300 different species of plants. A sure attraction that always works with kids!

Address: Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell, s/n
Metro: Drassanes
Tel.: 93 221 74 74
Homepage: L´Aquarium de Barcelona

Opening Hours:
June, September and weekends 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
July and August 9:30 am – 11 pm (last admissions one hour before the aquarium closes)

Adults: 19 €
Children 3-12: 14 €
Over 60: 15 €

Golondrinas (harbour pleasure boats)

las golondrinas  barcelona Pleasure boats which travel around Barcelona harbour from the Statue of Columbus to l’Escullera, and will enable you to admire Barcelona from another point of view. These boats are not apt for disabled people, but help is provided as much as possible.

Opening Hours:
Spring 10am - 7pm
Summer 10am - 9pm
Autumn and Winter 11am - 4pm
Closed for holidays 15/12. – 03/01.

Harbour 35 minutes
Adults: 7 €
Children 4-10: 2,70 €

Harbour and Coasts 1h30min
Adults: 14,80 €
Pensioners and Students: 12 €
Children 4-10: 5,35 €

Tickets can be purchased in the Ticket Office:

Portal de la Pau s/n
Infront of the Columbus Monument
Tel: 93 442 3106
Homepage: Las Golondrias

Parc Zoològic de Barcelona

barcelona zoo
Over 7,000 animals from 400 species live in the Barcelona Zoo. The visit to the zoo can take all morning. You can enjoy the dolphin show and see tropical birds, reptiles, felines and other species. Families can take their children to the petting zoo, the preferred activity for little ones to get in contact with farm animals: pigs, sheeps, rabbits,etc.
Address: Parc de la Ciutadella, s/n
Metro: Ciutadella/Vila Olimpica
Tel.: 902457 545
Homepage: Zoo Barcelona

Opening Hours
1. January – 26. March 5.30 pm
25. March – 15. May 7 pm
16. May – 15. September 8 pm
16. September – 27. October 7 pm
28. October – 31. December 5.30 pm
25. December open until midday

Adults: 20 €
Children 5-10: 15 €
Children 3-4: 5 €
More than 64: 15€
You can find more information about guided tours for groups or birthday parties in the aquarium.

Museu de Cera (Wax Museum)

barcelona wax museum Discover the wax museum with its over 300 figures of famous people. Journey through a fantasy world of flowstone cave, astronautics and Science-Fiction monsters that always fascinate kids.

Address: Ptge. Banca, 7. Barcelona
Metro: Drassanes
Tel.: 93 317 26 49
Homepage: Wax Museum

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 10 am – 1.30 pm / 4 pm – 7.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11 am – 2 pm / 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Summer 10 am - 10 pm
Adults: 15 €
Children 5 -11: 9 €
Pensioners 9: €
All Inclusive ticket: 29 €

Museu de la xocolata (Museum of Chocolate)

This museum provides a journey through the origin of chocolate and shows Barcelona´s masterpieces built in chocolate. Your greedy kids will love it, and you will appreciate the educational side of the museum.
Address: Carrer Comerç, 36
Metro: Jaume I, Barceloneta
Tel.: 93 268 78 78?
Homepage: Museum of Chocolate

Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sundays and holidays 10 am - 3 pm
Adults: 5 €
Groups (from 15 persons): 4 €
under 7: free

Parc de la Ciutadella

ciutadella park
The perfect place to have a break with your family after visiting things that can seem more boring to your children: here you can also rent a row boat and enjoy the lake.
Address: Pg Picasso, 21
Metro: Ciutadella, Vila Olimpica

Parc Güell

park guell
The famous park where houses were built by Gaudi. This has become a must-see attraction and the architecture which seems to have been taken from a cartoon will delight kids and revive parents’ childhood.
Address: Carrer d'Olot, 5
Metro: Lesseps

La Boqueria

For sure kids will be pleased to visit this colorful market in the center of the city. It can also be a good means to teach them the different kinds of vegetables and fruits, and all unusual products you will find in this area. Nevertheless be careful because there are a lot of people!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 8am-8.30pm
Address: La Rambla, 89 bis - Plaça de la Boqueria
Metro: Liceu

Where to stay with children in Catalonia?

In order for you to know where to go and where to stay with your children to spend amazing holidays in Catalonia, please discover our selections of places where you’ll find services and facilities adapted to children and family needs. Read more about Family Holidays Destination (DTF), a specialization brand created by Tourism de Cataluña. Browse our selection of apartments and hotels in Costa Dorada and Costa Brava that can meet your requirements: