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Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

1. Barcelona: Camp Nou and FC Barcelona Museum

Tour Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, and visit the accompanying museum. Retrace the footsteps of the Futbol Club Barcelona's legendary players including Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola, and Ronaldinho. Begin your tour of the modern museum with large-format interactive walls, new showcases, and a wide collection of objects that reveal the history of FC Barcelona, explaining the values that have made Barça “more than a club.” Then, take the Camp Nou Experience tour. Visit key Barça areas, including the visitors’ changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch. Catch a panoramic view of the entire stadium. Visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the press room, and the commentary boxes. The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating multimedia space, which was renovated in January 2010.

Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

2. Barcelona Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

The Barcelona Aquarium is located in Port Vell, the city’s old harbor area, and is the world's most important marine leisure and education center dedicated to Mediterranean undersea life. Book your priority access ticket for this unique attraction that has already been visited by more than 14 million people. The aquarium is the perfect place to learn about the seabed and the many species that live there. See the 35 Mediterranean and tropical tanks that are home to 11,000 animals from some 450 different species. Most spectacular of all is the immense Oceanarium, 5 meters deep and 36 meters in diameter. A transparent 80-meter-long tunnel runs through the Oceanarium, making it possible for you to walk among sharks, gilt heads, morays, ocean sunfish, and many other species. With your ticket you'll also be able to visit the permanent exhibitions, Planeta Aqua and Explora! that show the importance of water in the development of the planet, and where kids can discover the underwater world, using all of their 5 senses. After your visit, you'll be able to enjoy the different services on offer, such as the café, shop, and others. 

Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

3. Barcelona: Montjuïc Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket

See Barcelona from above this this roundtrip ticket for the Montjuïc Cable Car. Ride on a newly refurbished cable car to the hill of Montjuïc which provides you with sweeping views of Barcelona. Make your way to the Parc de Montjuïc Cable Car station and hop aboard the spacious car. Make the climb up approximately 270 feet (84.5 meters) on a 2,460-foot (750-meter) run that affords views of the whole region, from the Serra de Collserola to the Mediterranean Sea. Visit three cable car stations on your way up, Parc de Montjuïc, Miramar, and Castell de Montjuïc. Get a bird's-eye-view of iconic landmarks like the imposing Sagrada Familia. Skip the walk back down using the return ticket.

Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

4. Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

Enjoy an authentic flamenco dancing show by professional musicians and dancers in Barcelona. You will be immersed in the centuries-long tradition of Spanish culture while savoring a delicious tapas menu with a glass of wine. Head to the Tablao de Carmen for a night of authentic flamenco performances. Built as a tribute to the great dancer Carmen Amaya, the Tablao de Carmen has been staging its traditional flamenco show since 1988. Located in the Poble Espanyol de Montjuïc, a magnificent open-air museum incorporating elements of typical Spanish villages across the country, the Tablao de Carmen is the perfect place to soak up the architectural and cultural history of Spain. Feel free to take time before and after the show to check out the 117 full-scale buildings, artisan workshops, and souvenir shops that populate the open-air museum. Sit back, relax, and dig into some tapas while watching a flamenco show. Combining experienced professional musicians and dancers with promising youngsters, the show follows centuries-long traditions that have defined the genre. Watch as the stage itself becomes the best school and artistic springboard combined with a style of musical dance performance that doesn't involve formal choreography or synchronized organization. See how the show unfolds according to the interaction among the artists, resulting in a constantly updated show. Pick your favorites from a tapas menu that includes a number of Spanish classics like large olives, cured cheese with olive oil and Andalusian bread snacks, Spanish salad, roasted potatoes in spicy “brava” sauce, southern-style marinated chicken skewers, Oxtail croquettes, deep-fried potato ball with minced meat filling, and Catalan crème brulée. Sip on water, wine, sangria, coffee, or tea. It consists of a variety of small portions of classic Spanish plates accompanied by a glass of wine.

Barcelona: Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail or Live Music

5. Barcelona: Catamaran Cruise with Cocktail or Live Music

Jump aboard the catamaran boat and set sail on the Mediterranean sea. Take a break and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. Soak up the sun, sail on the ocean waves, enjoy cocktails, or dance to live music, depending on what you book. Choose between a daytime cruise with a local cocktail included and chill-out music atmosphere or sailing in the golden hours while enjoying the sunset with a live music show. Fancy a drink or a snack? You can take advantage of the bar service onboard to purchase what you look for. This catamaran trip is a great day out for all the family. Enjoy breathtaking views of this city's skyline that you won't forget.

Barcelona: Dalí Cybernetic Exhibition Entry Ticket

6. Barcelona: Dalí Cybernetic Exhibition Entry Ticket

See Salvador Dali's most famous works from a new perspective with an entry ticket to the Dali Cybernetic Exhibition held at the IDEAL Centre d'Arts Digitals in Barcelona. Marvel at large format projections, holograms, and more as you explore his surrealist universe. Embark on an immersive journey through the mind of the famous Spanish artist and gain insight into his way of thinking. Learn about Dali's open, ambitious, provocative, and scientific mindset as you wander through larger-than-life projections of his dreamlike paintings. The exhibition includes a metaverse room - a digital parallel universe - where you can interact with others. Embark on this virtual reality experience with total freedom of movement and spend fifteen minutes in Dalí's digital metaverse. Personalize your own digital avatar and stroll through a virtual space with others and see Dalí's most renowned works brought to life. Immerse yourself in an impossible journey through 4 of Dalí's environments par excellence: the sea, the sky, the desert, and the void. Complete your experience with a visit to the infinite room, an expansive hall in which the floor and all four walls have massive visual displays projected upon them.

Barcelona: Park Güell Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

7. Barcelona: Park Güell Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Get spectacular views of Barcelona as you visit Park Güell with a local guide and explore this unique green space with modernist architecture and vibrant ceramic tiles. Meet your guide in front of the Park Güell main groups entrance. Skip the ticket line and discover this magnificent park designed by Antoni Gaudí more than 100 years ago. See the magnificent bridges, viaduct, and monumental zone. Stroll through the main square with the beautiful, meandering, and colorful bench and market. See the Dragon Stairway with its world-famous salamander and the two pavilions that were the porterhouse and the reception room. After you finish the tour at the monumental zone, stay as long as you like to wander at your own pace and take it all in.

Barcelona: 1-Day Ticket to Barcelona Zoo

8. Barcelona: 1-Day Ticket to Barcelona Zoo

Visit the Barcelona Zoo and its wide diversity of animals in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona with these entry tickets. Explore a center dedicated to animal conservation and welfare with many educational activities on offer. The famous Zoo de Barcelona focuses on 3 core themes: spreading information, research, and the protection of animals in danger of extinction. The zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals from over 400 species including the descendants of the albino gorilla Snowflake, dolphins, tropical birds, and reptiles. In addition, the zoo offers a whole host of activities and services which make it the perfect day out for the whole family. Enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars, pony rides, miniature railways, electric cars, shops, and picnic areas. 

Barcelona: Big Fun Museum & Museum of Illusions Ticket Combo

9. Barcelona: Big Fun Museum & Museum of Illusions Ticket Combo

Enjoy 7 museums and a time out zone in Barcelona with this attraction ticket to the Big Fun Museum. Enjoy themed rooms and immerse yourself in an exciting world full of fantasies. Trick your eyes with mind-bending illusions.  Experience the 3D paintings at the Museum of Illusions come alive. See illusions painted by the greatest artists in Barcelona. Capture pictures as you try to pet a dinosaur, lean on the Grand Cannon, and travel to amazing places.  Head to the Big Fun Museum's Records and Wonders room to find out about incredible facts and records worldwide. Uncover everything from Secrets and mysteries to odd traditions. Meet the tallest man in the world, ride the smallest car, and take a photo with Elvis Presley.  Change your perspective on the world with upside down and outsized obejects in the Topsy Turvy room and the Giant's House. Enter a world full of marshmallow, candies, donuts and cotton candy in the Sweet Museum.  Try to keep your sanity in the Museum of Madness. Discover several extreme psychiatric techniques applied throughout history. Enjoy a collection of art made with all kinds of food at Food Art.  Walk through the strange world of the mirrors created by Lewis Carroll in Alice Through the Looking Glass. Jump into a ball pit in the Dry Pool. 

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 1 & 2 Days Entry Ticket

10. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 1 & 2 Days Entry Ticket

Enjoy a day of thrills at PortAventura, Spain's largest theme park, just 45 minutes away from Barcelona by train. Explore the universe, divided into 6 distinct destinations, each with attractions for all ages, unique gastronomy, and typical products to purchase as one-off souvenir gifts. This year many surprises await you at PortAventura Park. From February 17th till March enjoy the Carnival of Carnivals at PortAventura Park! Make your way around the park to the samba beats, let yourself be carried away by their parades and shows, and immerse yourself in the best Carnival enviroment! Enjoy to the fullest the grand opening of: Uncharted! The PortAventura Park’s new dark roller coaster is based on the universe of the Sony Pictures film starring Tom Holland and will open midway through 2023. This new ride promises to be one of the year’s greatest experiences, not only at PortAventura World, but also in Europe. Have fun in Mexico, the Wild West, Imperial China, and Polynesia. With more than 37 attractions, from roller coasters to water slides, and skydiving simulators to cowboy shows, there’s something for everyone. The exotic landscape of marvelous Polynesia is a gift for the senses. Sounds, colors, and sensations will transport you to paradise. Explore the world of the Mediterranean, ideal for those who crave the tranquillity of a traditional fishing village. Have fun in China and go to the Far West to enjoy cowboy dances and shows. Indulge your inner child and put a smile back on your face at the new Sesame Street rides, where Bert and Ernie await old and young alike.

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Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Barcelona with kids

Planning a family trip to Barcelona? You'll be happy to hear that there are various things to do in Barcelona with kids. Take a cable car up the mountains to Montserrat – history buffs will love the heritage, and everyone will love the view. Or discover what fun a funicular is and travel up to Montjuic for a different view of the city. Culture, art, lakes, and fountains blend perfectly for kid-friendly activities in Parc de la Ciutadella and Park Güell. You can try different tastes at the Chocolate Museum or harness your inner racecar driver at Ferrari World. Or just enjoy a day out at Barcelona’s beaches.

Tibidabo Amusement Park: Enjoy incredible views

Take your kids to this unique theme park, which sits on top of a mountain and offers panoramic views of Barcelona. Your whole family can enjoy the thrilling ride on the Ferris wheel and other carousels while taking in the sun. Make sure to walk around the hill and take photos of the views and the beautiful temple. If you get hungry after all the rides, you will have a variety of gastronomic spots to choose from. 

You can leave your belongings in luggage lockers and buy gifts at the park’s souvenir shop. Breastfeeding and changing rooms are available on site so you don’t have to worry if traveling with a baby.

Museum of Music: Find family harmony

There are hundreds of instruments to strike a chord with your kids. Show your kids that music is different and yet the same around the world. Listen to Balinese gamelans and jazz saxophones or see how pianos evolved from lyres to electronic keyboards. And what in the world is an idiophone? Check the schedule to see if you can go hear the glass flute or learn how to play a chair.

Note that strollers are welcome and there are storage facilities onsite. Baby changing stations are also available, and there is a café just at the museum’s entrance.

Poble Espanyol: Visit all of Spain in one village

Not all of Spain is the same. Wander through this living museum and let the kids discover the different regions of Spain. Andalusia, Galicia, Basque, Catalan, Castilla – all have unique identities and their own ways of having fun. Performers and artisans are eager to share stories and entertain, and maybe even teach. To engage young minds further, join in a detective game where you’ll meet characters who share information and clues to solve puzzles as you explore. Learn folk dances or watch the flamenco in action. Maybe try to make some jewelry or stained glass instead of buying souvenirs! Check the schedule for special events like medieval fairs and magic acts.



Strollers are allowed, although you should note that there may be some areas hard to navigate. Free lockers are available for storage, and the Wi-Fi is free. There are plenty of restaurants to try, and the whole attraction is open late (well past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) if bedtimes are not an issue.

The Chocolate Museum: Taste history in action

Chocolate is full of flavor and history. The kids may enjoy learning about its journey from the Americas to Europe, and then how it is made into their favorite sweet. The Chocolate Museum has displays about history as well as chocolate-makers at work. And there is also plenty of chocolate-filled fun for every age. Everyone from infants to adults can paint with chocolate. Older children can listen to a chocolate elf tell tales or imagine they’re Aztecs and Mayans trading cocoa. Families can work together on creating tasty chocolate lollipops. Here, learning is sweet.

If you’re making the trip with small children, note that strollers are welcome, and there are baby changing facilities. The café mostly serves sweets, so you may want to bring alternatives or wait until your next stop. Some of the activities are scheduled, while others need to be booked in advance, so you should check the schedule and make the necessary arrangements.

The Olympics Museum: Learn the athletes’ stories

Bring your sports stars to the ultimate athletic venue. The Olympics Museum highlights the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and all sports, encouraging active lifestyles. This is not just a museum to look at Michael Jordan’s high-tops or wonder how heavy those torches were or whether billiards is a sport. Some exhibits take kids through the basics of various activities, then test their abilities on a climbing wall, batak equipment, and various simulators.

Children of all ages are welcome, and strollers are allowed. You must leave larger bags in lockers by the entrance. Food and drink are not allowed in, but there is a café on site.


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What people are saying about Barcelona

Camp Nou! A thrilling visit to Barcelona FC home. I still re-live sitting in the stadium seats and locker area for imagining a live game there. As a football fan - One can spend 3-4 hours easily here. A lot to do for kids as well. Heads up: Each experience is commercialized - pictures, kits,I didn’t feel the audio guide (6£) or edited pictures (20£+) was worth it.

Our guide Laura was terrific. She lives in the neighborhood and gave us just the right combination of walking, and history. Our family of 6 adults ages 29-62 all thought she was delightful. She suggested a great place for drinks and tapas. It felt like time spent with a friend in Barcelona, rather than a guide.

Aquarium is really nice and clean. There are few empty fishtanks but definetely place to see. There is a tank where you can swim with sharks as well and it is absolutely amazing.

The amount of things to see and experience and level of quality put into structure are commendable. I would even go again! Perfect way to let your inner child out!

Very interesting and engaging. Well organized and original visit. The place is really worth it