Barcelona for kids

Discover the best the city has to offer for kids and families

Child-friendly places to eat
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Child-friendly places to eat

Restaurants, cafés and fun places to feed the kids

Parks for families and kids
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Parks for families and kids

Barcelona’s best parks for kids to run around – and adults get some fresh air too

Ice cream!
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Ice cream!

Your kids deserve a sweet treat with some of the best ice cream in Barcelona

Walking adventures and play spaces
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Walking adventures and play spaces

Take the kids on walking tours just for them, or to spaces where they can learn and play

Restaurants for families

Merquén
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Merquén

'Merquén' is a tasty condiment made ​​from roasted peppers, a legacy of the Mapuche culture that spread to Argentine and Chilean Patagonia. In Chile it's used for seasoning dishes of the finest Andean cuisine. It looks powdery with small reddish flakes and is made of the dry and spicy 'cacho de cabra' variety of chili and mixed with coriander seeds, although the Mapuche also include other ingredients. Merquén is also the name Chilean Rolando and Catalan Laia have given their restaurant with Chilean soul and Mediterranean flavour. While there are a number of well-prepared Chilean dishes, Laia puts the Catalan touch on things in the kitchen. Especially when it comes to the tapas.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Aguaribay
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Aguaribay

The best thing you can say about a vegetarian restaurant is that it doesn’t seem like one. Forget about the vegetarian clichés of sad tofu salads, here they offer a lunch menu featuring imaginative, tasty, nutritious dishes such as beans with cream of polenta and sage or home-made stuffed pasta, and always with an aperitif tapa included. In the evenings they unveil a range of tapas such as papas arrugas, Argentinean pies, burritos and fajitas. A small, well-chosen selection of wine and beer is available.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Semproniana
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Semproniana

Ada Parellada’s cooking is always fun, fresh and original. It’s worth a visit to see how she has reinterpreted classic French and Catalan cuisine, with some delicious game dishes. They do a set lunch menu at a reasonable price, especially when you bear in mind that this is true gastronomy. Saturday afternoons during the school year, they put on 'Patacutxi', cooking workshops for kids from four to ten years old. The workshops are also available in English, so you can relax and eat your meal while your children learn to cook for you at home!

Granja Petitbo
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Granja Petitbo

Until the early 20th century, a city dairy farm ('vaquería', where urbanites would go to get fresh milk) stood on this site. But times change, and it’s now a Scandi-inspired café with an excellent design. They serve all kinds of food for breakfast (including different scrambled egg dishes), and afternoon snacks such as home-made cakes and tempting sandwiches. There’s also a dish of the day that’s worth a try, while on Saturday and Sunday they serve brunch. To sum up, whenever you go, you could find yourself staying the whole day.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Attractions

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Tour including Sagrada Familia

Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour will show you the city’s most iconic sights

Three Countries in One Day

Three Countries in One Day

Pack your passport and expand your horizons on a day trip from Barcelona

City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

City Sightseeing Barcelona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the ancient, medieval and modern sights of Barcelona on this hop-on hop-off tour

PortAventura and Costa Caribe

PortAventura and Costa Caribe

Enjoy fun for all the family at Spain’s top theme park and aquatic center: PortAventura and Costa Caribe! Simply head inside the parks with an entrance ticket and enjoy the rides at your own pace. Discover roller coasters, accelerator rides and ‘Sesame Street’ adventures in PortAventura, or head to Costa Caribe to splash around with water jets and free-fall slides.

Casa Batlló
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Casa Batlló

Artists Gaudí and Jujol took an ordinary apartment block and completely remodelled it

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Children's cinema

The Boss Baby
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The Boss Baby

This cartoon about a baby with a head for business is cutesy but boring

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast

This lively and modern version of the Disney classic also honours the love for the original film

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Lego Batman Movie
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The Lego Batman Movie

A little plastic bat fights the forces of evil in this mad, hilarious comic-book pastiche

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Sing
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Sing

A fun musical about animals living in the city and pursuing their dream to be singers

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars

Child-friendly Barcelona

Parc d'Atraccions Tibidabo
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Parc d'Atraccions Tibidabo

If there’s one thing kids love it’s a funfair – and the same usually goes for their parents

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Zoo de Barcelona
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Zoo de Barcelona

The dolphin shows are the big draw, but the decently sized zoo has plenty of other animals, like giant hippos

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Barcelona Bosc Urbà (Urban Jungle)
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Barcelona Bosc Urbà (Urban Jungle)

This urban adventure park – the first of its kind in Barcelona – is designed to deliver a monster dose of adrenalin

L'Aquàrium
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L'Aquàrium

Check out the Oceanari, a giant shark-infested tank traversed via a glass tunnel

MIBA. Museu d'Idees i Invents de Barcelona
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MIBA. Museu d'Idees i Invents de Barcelona

Wacky ideas and ingenious inventions suggest a future where anything is possible

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
Torre de les Aigües
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Torre de les Aigües

The Torre de les Aigües is a welcoming oasis: relief from the heat and unlimited opportunities for fun in the water

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