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10-Day Family Adventure in Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Updated: Jul 13

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INTRODUCTION to CATALUYNA, BARCELONA, SPAIN


 

Barcelona, a city brimming with vibrant culture, history, and stunning architecture, is the perfect destination for a family vacation. From magical parks to fascinating museums, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful city. Our 10-day family-friendly itinerary will guide you through the must-see attractions and hidden gems of the region of catalunya, Barcelona, spain. And with Sara from Wanderlust Tapestry, planning your trip has never been easier. Let’s dive into your perfect family adventure in Barcelona!


aerial shot of Barcelona Arc

Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Family-Friendly Hotel Recommendations:


  1. NH Collection Barcelona Pódium - Centrally located, offering spacious family rooms and a rooftop pool. Perks include free breakfast and late checkout.

  2. H10 Cubik - Features modern amenities, family-friendly services, and a rooftop pool with stunning views. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and a welcome drink.

  3. Hotel Barcelona 1882 - Located near Sagrada Familia, this hotel offers family rooms, an outdoor pool, and free breakfast for guests.

  4. Hotel Arts Barcelona (Virtuoso) - Located on the beachfront, offering spacious family suites, a children’s pool, and a variety of family activities. Virtuoso benefits include room upgrades, daily breakfast, and a $100 hotel credit.

  5. The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona (Virtuoso) - Situated in the heart of the city, offering family rooms and a rooftop pool. Virtuoso benefits include daily breakfast, room upgrades, and a $100 spa credit.





 

DAILY ITINERARY:


Day 1: Arrival and Park Exploration (Gràcia & El Raval)

Morning Arrive in Barcelona, check into your family-friendly hotel.

Afternoon Explore the colorful and playful Park Güell, perfect for children with its vibrant mosaics and fun play areas.

Evening Family dinner at llamber a chic and kid-friendly tapas restaurant in El Born.

Night Activity Take a leisurely stroll along La Rambla to enjoy street performers and the lively atmosphere.

Hidden Gem Visit El Bosc de les Fades, a fairy-tale-themed café that will enchant both kids and adults.


Day 2: Montjuïc and Magic Fountain (Montjuïc & Poble-sec)

Morning Have a delightful breakfast at Brunch & Cake, known for its delicious and healthy options.

Visit Explore Montjuïc Castle and the Olympic Stadium, where the kids can learn about history and sports.

Afternoon Enjoy a thrilling cable car ride to Montjuïc Hill.

Evening Savor a family dinner at Casa de Tapas Cañota, with a wide variety of tapas.

Night Activity Watch the mesmerizing Magic Fountain show, a spectacle of water, light, and music.



Hidden Gem Take a peaceful stroll through the Joan Brossa Gardens on Montjuïc, perfect for a family outing with great views.


Day 3: Science and Beach Day (El Raval & Barceloneta)

Morning Start the day with a nutritious breakfast at Flax & Kale.

Visit Explore the interactive exhibits at CosmoCaixa Science Museum, a favorite for curious young minds.

Afternoon Spend some fun time at Barceloneta Beach, building sandcastles and playing in the water OR

Alternative Afternoon Visit the DUO Museum of Illusions + Big Fun Museum for an entertaining and interactive experience with creative illusions and quirky exhibits.

Evening Enjoy a casual family dinner at The Fish & Chips Shop.

Night Activity Take an evening walk along the beachfront and indulge in ice cream from a local vendor.

Hidden Gem Visit the Museu de la Xocolata, a chocolate museum that's a sweet treat for the whole family.


Day 4: Zoo and Aquarium (Ciutadella & Port Vell)

Morning Delight in breakfast at Federal Café.

Visit Spend the morning at Barcelona Zoo, home to a variety of animals and interactive exhibits.

Afternoon Discover the underwater world at the Barcelona Aquarium.

Evening Relish a family-friendly dinner at Mirandoalmar.

Night Activity Enjoy a ride on the Tibidabo Amusement Park Ferris wheel, offering stunning views of the city.

Hidden Gem Wander through the Parc del Laberint d'Horta, a historic garden with a charming labyrinth that kids will love.


Day 5: Gaudí Day (Eixample)

Morning Have breakfast at Ugot Bruncherie, known for its delicious and family-friendly menu.

Tour Marvel at the architectural wonder Sagrada Familia. Check out this family-friendly guided tour


Spotify Camp nou

Afternoon Visit the whimsical Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, engaging for both adults and kids OR

Alternative Afternoon Visit the Spotify Camp Nou Tour and F.C. Barcelona Museum, where you can explore the iconic stadium and learn about the history of F.C. Barcelona.

Evening Dine at Els Quatre Gats, a historic restaurant with a warm family ambiance.

Night Activity Enjoy a magical show at El Rey de la Magia, a historic magic theater perfect for families.

Hidden Gem Explore the Palo Alto Market fest is a fun hipster market held the first weekend of every month and has 2 viewing times you canbuy tickets for, kids under 12 are free. Great family outing if it coincides with your visit dates, featuring food stalls, crafts, and live music.

Port Aventura

Day 6: Day Trip to PortAventura Park (Salou & Sitges)

Morning Breakfast at the hotel.

All day Spend a fun-filled day at PortAventura Theme Park, with rides and attractions for all ages OR

Alternative all day Trip Enjoy a fun-filled day at Illa Fantasia Water and Theme Park, perfect for cooling off and having fun in the sun

Evening Return to Barcelona and relax.

Night Activity Unwind at the hotel or take a quiet family evening walk.

Hidden Gem On the way back, visit the charming town of Sitges for a family dinner or a short evening stroll.



Day 7: Maritime Museum and Cable Car (Barceloneta & Montjuïc)

Morning Enjoy breakfast at Granja Petitbo.

Visit Explore the fascinating exhibits at the Maritime Museum.

Afternoon Take a cable car ride from Barceloneta to Montjuïc, offering stunning views of the city.

Evening Have dinner at Can Fisher, a family-friendly restaurant with delicious options.

Night Activity Visit Poble Espanyol for cultural exhibitions and evening activities suitable for all ages.

Hidden Gem Enjoy the panoramic views from Bunkers del Carmel.



Day 8: Interactive Experiences (Eixample & Born)

Morning Start the day with breakfast at Oma Bistró.

Visit Experience the Gaudí Experiencia 4D, an interactive and engaging activity for kids.

Afternoon Explore the Chocolate Museum.

Evening Dine at La Paradeta, known for its fresh seafood.

Night Activity Attend a family-friendly Flamenco show at Tablao de Carmen.

Hidden Gem Relax in the hidden garden bar of Antic Teatre.




eggs on plate

Day 9: Cultural Exploration (Gothic Quarter & El Born)

morning Breakfast at Picnic Restaurant.

Tour Take a family-friendly tour of the Gothic Quarter.

Afternoon Enjoy a picnic at Parc de la Ciutadella.

Evening Dinner at Bodega La Puntual.

Night Activity Watch street performers at Plaça Reial.

Hidden Gem Visit the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar.


Day 10: Farewell and Relaxation (Various Neighborhoods)

Morning Breakfast at El Fornet. for a Leisurely morning enjoying breakfast at a historic café.

Afternoon Visit a final cultural site of your choice or exploring one of Barcelona's charming neighbouroods like the Gothic Quarter or Garcia

close-up of rose at parc de cervantes

Evening Farewell dinner at El Xiringuito Escribà.

Night Activity Enjoy a final family-friendly evening at Tibidabo Amusement Park with rides and attractions for all ages.


Hidden Gems Take a peaceful

evening walk at Parc de Cervantes,

famous for its beautiful rose garden.



Approximate Budget:

  • Flights: $1,500 (round trip for a family of four)

  • Accommodation: $200 per night x 9 nights = $1,800

  • Food: $150 per day x 10 days = $1,500

  • Transportation: $300 (public transport and taxis)

  • Attractions and Activities: $600

  • Miscellaneous: $300

Total Estimated Budget: $6,000


 

Conclusion:

Barcelona is a city that offers endless possibilities for family fun and exploration. From its vibrant parks to its captivating museums, every day brings new adventures and unforgettable memories. Ready to embark on your family adventure in Barcelona? Let Sara from Wanderlust Tapestry help you plan the perfect trip. With her expert advice and personalized itineraries, your family is sure to have a trip of a lifetime.



 

FAQs:

1. What is the best time to visit Barcelona with family?

  • The best time to visit Barcelona with family is during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to October) when the weather is pleasant and the city is less crowded.

2. Are there family-friendly restaurants in Barcelona?

3. How can I get around Barcelona with kids?

  • Barcelona has an excellent public transportation system, including buses, trams, and the metro, which are convenient for families. The hop-on-hop-off bus is a great option for families as well.Taxis and ride-shares are also readily available.

4. What are the benefits of using a travel advisor for planning a family trip?

  • Using a travel advisor like Sara from Wanderlust Tapestry ensures a seamless and stress-free experience. She provides personalized itineraries, insider tips, and handles all bookings, saving you time and ensuring your family enjoys a well-organized trip.


For a seamless travel experience, contact Sara at Wanderlust Tapestry or send a email inquiry and let her craft a personalized family itinerary for you!

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