The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, the city of Barcelona is a captivating place that draws numerous tourists throughout the year. The reasons for going on a Barcelona holiday are many; its appealing seaside location, a rich history, gastronomic delights, famous architecture, and a great party scene are just some of them. This cosmopolitan city is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the major global cities in the world.
This Spanish city offers promising opportunities to all who visit it, and so a Barcelona holiday is sure to leave you with some everlasting memories. Art galleries and museums for the art lovers, family-friendly attractions and activities, fine dining restaurants and tapas bars for the foodies, music venues and hip clubs for the party people, beaches and parks for the outdoor lovers—you name it, and chances are that Barcelona has it. So diverse is its range of attractions, you probably will need more than one Barcelona holiday to explore this fun city.
Another perk of a Barcelona holiday is that it is as appealing to children as it is to adults, and has so many kid-friendly attractions that it almost feels like the city has been designed as a destination for family vacations. In addition, the culture of the city is such that you can include your children in various activities without having to worry about leaving them behind with sitters. While on your Barcelona holiday, you will notice that the locals kids are out with their families most of the time, enjoying the city even till the late hours. With so many different places and activities to choose from, it might get a bit confusing. So in order to help you enjoy your Barcelona holiday to the fullest, we list some of the top attractions that you can visit for a memorable family holiday.
Formerly known as the Science Museum of Barcelona, CosmoCaixa is a science museum that is anything but boring. Not only kids, but adults too will be wowed by the fascinating interactive exhibits at this museum. The Flooded Forest is one of the highlights at this museum, as it is an interesting recreation of a flooded Amazon rainforest complete with its flora and fauna. Spread over 1 sq km, this exhibit will leave your kids amazed and busy for a long time as they observe and admire the different species of plants and animals. And to add to the authentic experience, there are even heavy simulated rains in this jungle! The Geological Wall is another popular display at the CosmoCaixa, where 90 tons of rocks have been assembled to create the wall. A host of other displays and interactive exhibits ensure a fun and memorable time for the little ones, with some age-wise installations providing the perfect mix of learning and fun for the kids. And when you want to take a break, you can take a stroll through the Plaça de la Ciència outside, and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean flora in the garden.
A beautiful architectural museum, the Poble Espanyol is the fourth most popular tourist attraction in the city, and another great place to visit on a Barcelona holiday with kids. Here, you will get to learn about the lovely and diverse architecture of Spain with the breathtaking display of 117 full-scale replicas of buildings. This fascinating museum was built in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition to serve as the pavilion dedicated to art. Designed beautifully as a real village within the city, the aim of this structure was to give people an idea of an Iberian village. Take your time to observe this fascinating place as you can stroll around in the open-air structure and explore its streets, squares, and gardens. The building replicas here represent the architectural styles of different parts of the Peninsula, making it the ideal place to spend a fun time with the little ones while also having an educational experience.
A museum dedicated to chocolate—need we give any more reasons to visit this place during your Barcelona holiday? If you are a chocolate lover, taking the children to this museum might just be an excuse for you to indulge in some chocolaty treats. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the mouth-watering chocolate displays, there is a lot more to experience at this museum. Embark on a journey to learn about the origin of chocolate, how it spread over the world, and its nutritional value and medicinal properties. Apart from the large chocolate sculptures, there are a range of activities to make this museum visit a truly unforgettable one. Chocolate figurine-making courses on weekends, various workshops, guided tours, and interactive shows for children make it a great activity for the entire family. Don’t forget to include this in your Barcelona holiday itinerary if you are on a vacation with your children. After all, could there be a sweeter experience than a trip to a chocolate museum?
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