List of places to visit in Barcelona with children

Beautiful and interesting places in Barcelona well worth visiting with children. You can also read the post – Barcelona with children (Part 1) if you haven’t already read it.

In addition to all the best-known attractions, if you come to Barcelona with children, you will undoubtedly want to discover more places that will interest, motivate, and entertain them.

In Barcelona, just like in all cities, many of the children’s activities on offer, such as children’s plays, festivals, and concerts, are more targeted at local audiences, due to the language issue. So, we have decided to offer you a list of attractions and places that are open to all audiences, not just Barcelona residents. Discovering Barcelona with children will be a great experience for all the family!

  • HORTA LABYRINTH PARK

Laberynth Park Barcelona

The park is a favorite with all children and an extremely cheap family activity.

This is your chance to go inside a real labyrinth!! This labyrinth of cypresses is located inside a beautiful park in the Horta neighborhood. The park was built in the early 19th century on private property and is set around romantic-style gardens. It opened as a public park in 1971. It is an oasis of tranquility with oaks, pines, holm oaks, redwoods, camellias, lime trees, and laurels, among other tree species. It also contains water channels, fountains, and ponds with swans and ducks. The jewel of the park is its labyrinth or maze, where children and adults can enjoy running around its myriad paths, trying to find the right one that will lead them to the exit.

You can get there on the green line of the metro, getting off at the Mundet stop.

The entry price is symbolic to cover park maintenance.

PRICE: 2.23 euros for adults, free for children under 5 and retirees. FREE for everyone on Sundays and Wednesdays.

  • COSMOCAIXA 

Cosmocaixa Barcelona Science Museum for children

It is a favorite for all children and with a super reduced price.

CosmoCaixa is the name given to the Barcelona Science Museum. It was inaugurated in 1981, and has been remodeled on several occasions; it is currently a modern and large center of scientific dissemination for all audiences. The original building, dating back to 1904, was built in a modernist style by the architect Josep Domènech i Estapà.

Children love the museum because they can see, touch, and learn. You get to immerse yourself in science and in the evolution of homo sapiens, discover the origins of the universe in the Planetarium and explore the museum’s star attraction for young visitors, the FLOODED FOREST, with 1,000 m2 of Tropical Amazon Rainforest providing a habitat for a variety of animal species such as alligators, boas, fish, turtles, tarantulas, glass ant farms, birds, and many more.

The museum is very spacious, and there are seldom lines to get in or crowds inside. Children under 16 and many groups go free. Adult admission is 6 euros.

Open every day of the week from 10 am to 6 pm. The easiest and most comfortable way to get there is by taxi. By public transport, you can take buses H2, H4, V17, V15, V19, V13, 196, and 123. By FGC (Catalan Government Railway), you can take Line L7, stopping at Av. Tibidabo.

For more information on temporary exhibitions visit: cosmocaixa.es

  • TIBIDABO AMUSEMENT PARK

Tibidabo amusement Park Barcelona

Tibidabo amusement park is the second oldest amusement park in Spain and one of the world’s oldest in operation. It was inaugurated in 1901, and although it has been renovated it still preserves some of its original and emblematic rides and attractions such as the Automata Museum, the Carousel, the Plane, and the Watchtower.

It is located at the top of the Collserola mountain range, on the Tibidabo, at a height of 512 m, so it is also worth visiting just to enjoy the views over the city. Right next to the entrance is the spectacular Church of the Sacred Heart, illuminated every night and an unequivocal symbol of the Barcelona skyline.

How to get to Tibidabo amusement park

The only drawback is that it takes some time to get to. You must take the FGC train, line S1 or S2, at Plaça Catalunya, and get off at Peu del Funicular, then take the FV line one stop to Vallvidrera Superior. From there you can walk for half an hour or take the 111 bus, which will leave you right at the park. Calculate around 1 hour from Plaça Catalunya.

  • ICE RINK AND FC BARCELONA CAMP NOU STADIUM

FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium

A must-see for soccer lovers is the Camp Nou Stadium of Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB), a club founded in 1901 and popularly known as “Barça.” You can see the museum, the trophy room, the stands, and the grandstand, step on the grass, go up to the broadcast booths, and visit the locker rooms and press room.

Did you know that Diego Armando Maradona played at FCB? To read some interesting information about FC Barcelona, click HERE.

Although the entry price is not cheap (26 euros for adults and free for children under 4), it is still one of Barcelona’s most visited places.

The Camp Nou is located in a sports complex made up of the Palau Blaugrana, the mini-stadium, and the PALAU DE GEL, a large ice rink open to the public to go ice skating and have fun. Skates, socks, and gloves can be rented.

To know more about the opening hours of the ICE RINK, click HERE.

  • CHOCOLATE MUSEUM

Chocolate museum Barcelona with children

This is a museum dedicated to chocolate, with a historical part explaining the origin of cocoa and how the hot drink arrived and became popular in Europe. The museum also houses an exhibition of “Monas”, a popular Catalan tradition where figures are made out of chocolate and given to children by their godparents on Easter Monday. There are also screenings at the Museum and workshops for children.

The Museum is located in the Born neighborhood, very close to the PARC DE LA CIUTADELLA and the PICASSO MUSEUM.

It costs 6 euros and is free for children under 7 years old.

To check out the Chocolate Museum, click HERE.