- By Kevin
- On Sep 21, 2017
- Travel Tips
One of the great things about Barcelona is the local habit of including children in many seemingly adult activities. This page we talk about the topic which is discover Barcelona by interest, Barcelona for family with children. Going out to eat or sipping a beer at a terrazza (terrace) needn’t mean leaving children behind. Barcelonins take their kids out all the time and don’t worry too much about keeping them up late.
The spectacle of La Rambla fascinates kids as much as adults. By day and night, multitudes stream along this tree-lined pedestrian boulevard (flanked by two clogged traffic lanes), a stage for street performers (from flamenco dancers to fire-eaters and more human statues than you could knock over in one go), pickpockets, three-cups-and-a-ball tricksters and more. Fun for all the family!
Assuming your kids aren't scared of heights, head to the top of the Monument a Colom for dazzling views of the harbour; or catch the Transbordador Aeri cable car across the harbour from La Barceloneta to Montjuïc, another irresistible attraction.
The L’Aquàrium's 80m-long shark tunnel, 11,000 fish and special children’s activities are a guaranteed hit with the nippers. Outside there is an old-fashioned carousel and a replica of the prototype submarine the Ictineo, which was designed by a Catalan. Take a harbour tour from Port Vell aboard Las Golondrinas (‘swallow boats’). A sure-fire hit with kids and adults alike, these 90-minute tours of the harbour and along the beaches to the northeast of town give a totally different perspective on the city.