Great places to visit in the city of Barcelona

Published May 04 2023

Here you will find some activities to help you keep your little ones entertained for a few hours with all the beautiful spots and landmarks within the city of Barcelona!


If you are a fan of family picnics, Barcelona is for you! In Paral·lel, within walking distance from beautiful Plaça Espanya, you can find the cable railway that will take you to the very top of Montjuïc.

Surrounded by nature, it is perfect to enjoy it as a family! Pack some food and beverages because there are tables to have a wonderful picnic there and even some nice play areas for kids as well.

El Born

One of the prettiest neighbourhoods in Barcelona and definitely a great spot to visit as a family! Wonder around its streets appreciating the history of the city and enjoy some nice tapas at one of its many restaurant terraces. Inside this neighbourhood you can also find the Chocolate Museum, Santa Caterina’s Market and Picasso’s Museum.

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Sagrada Familia

Your family trip to Barcelona cannot miss the Sagrada Familia! The most famous building in the city, designed by the well-known architect Antoni Gaudí; who's architectural monuments you can see all around Barcelona. A wonderful way to spend some time with your kids while exploring the city.

Travel 4 baby top tip: The church holds its weekly Sunday mass at 9am and it’s free of charge. They open the doors at 8:30, but we recommend you get there at 8am because there might be people waiting in line and there’s a limited capacity.

Arc de Triomf (Triumphal Arch)

One of the landmarks of the city and it makes for an amazing view! At the end of the nice avenue of Passeig de Sant Joan, where there are great terraces to enjoy a nice cold beverage and tapas, there is this iconic arch - one of the most photogenic spots in Barcelona, don’t forget to take your family pic!

Parc de la Ciutadella (Citadel’s Park)

Located right next to Arc de Triomf. Grab a big towel and your favourite Mediterranean food to enjoy a wonderful family picnic under the cool shade of the trees. You can often find people making big bubbles with their own water and soap and the kids always go crazy!

Passeig de Gràcia

One of the most famous streets in the city, with beautiful and historic buildings such as Casa Batlló and La Pedrera designed by the well-known architect Antoni Gaudí. The avenue ends in Plaça Catalunya, the iconic square of Barcelona and where kids love to run around after the pigeons.

Las Ramblas

The parallel street to Passeig de Gràcia and one of the most well-known avenues of the city. It’s a wonderful place for a nice family stroll, to sit at one of its terraces enjoying a nice refreshing beverages and tapas. The street ends by the port with a beautiful view and the statue of Cristobal Colón.

Parc de Laberint d’Horta (Horta's Maze Park)

Laberint means maze in Catalan! It is a great family experience; you can go in pairs with your kids and see who comes out of the maze sooner (it is already designed for children). The park itself is free, but to enter the maze there’s a cost of just 2.23€ per person or 1.42€ for the kids – a low-cost and fun family experience.

Lego store

If you go down this beautiful street of Passeig de Gràcia, you will find the Lego store and I assure you the kids will love it! Gender-neutral and for every age group, this store even has a little door entrance to make the entire experience an adventure for the small ones.

The store has Lego cars, buildings and different sets that the children can interact with. A little heaven for the kids, as they can wander around the store to see the entire city built in Legos and find their personal favourite to build back at home!

Parc Güell (Güell's Park)

Antoni Gaudí is present in the entire city and this park is one if its peculiar architectures. The area around the park is free, but to get inside it has a cost of 10€ per person and 6€ for kids from 7 to 12 years old. Under 7 years old, your children can enter for free. A low-cost park to experience one of the most iconic places in Barcelona.

MNAC terrace & Montjuïc’s fountain

Right across from Plaça Espanya there are some stairs that will take you to the MNAC museum. But people don’t usually enter the building, they actually stay on the stairs and terrace right outside. Where you can see the amazing view with your entire family! During summer, there’s even colourful lights and water spectacle on the fountain below.

Last updated: 27th of April, 2023.