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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. Experience the pitch in 360 Virtual Reality (if this option is booked). 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: Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Live Music Option

2. Barcelona: Catamaran Cruise with Sunset Live Music Option

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 sailing 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: 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.

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Entry Ticket

4. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 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. 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.

Barcelona: Illa Fantasia Water Park Skip-the-Line Day Ticket

5. Barcelona: Illa Fantasia Water Park Skip-the-Line Day Ticket

Enjoy a whole day of fun at the Illa Fantasia Water Park, just 20 minutes from Barcelona, by train, bus or car. Illa Fantasia offers all kinds of exciting attractions on a 75,000-square-meter site, including 22 water attractions, 3 giant swimming pools, a playground and recreational areas. One of the most popular attractions, the pirate ship, in turn offers fun entertainment out of the water. Attractions and fun for the whole family, water spaces and games for children, adrenaline slides for young people and quiet spaces for everyone. Facilities include free parking, and a large area for picnics and barbecues if you wish to bring your own food. If you’d rather buy food at the park, you’ll find a number of restaurants offering different menu choices.

Barcelona Skyline and Beaches Boat Tour

6. Barcelona Skyline and Beaches Boat Tour

Enjoy a boat tour that gives you the opportunity to visit the port, coastline, and beaches of Barcelona. This experience is the perfect activity for children, as it is a unique opportunity to enjoy nature and different views of the city while allowing you to discover all of its emblematic monuments, the symbols of the culture of Barcelona. With the 60-minute tour - the Skyline and Beaches Ride - the ship will sail from the Portal de la Pau (next to the DrassanesOpier, under the Colón monument), and travel for 9 miles. Sail along the coast of Barcelona and showcasing the main buildings that make up the city skyline. Alternatively, choose the 40-minute cruise on a classic wooden boat around Barcelona Port and take in the iconic monuments and landmarks of Barcelona from a different perspective. Some of the highlights of the tour include the Maremagnum Commercial Center, the Clock Tower, and the Sideroploide – an abstract sculpture made with recovered iron from the sea. Enjoy great views of the castle and Montjuïc Mountain, the lighthouse dating from 1906 (and still in use), and the W Hotel.

Barcelona: Big Fun Museum & Museum of Illusions Ticket Combo

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

Discover the most exciting museums in Barcelona: Big Fun Museum and Museum of Illusions with only one ticket. Big Fun Museum is the most original illusions and entertainment museum in Barcelona and in the whole of Spain. Enjoy thematic rooms, incredible 3D facilities, divo into the ball pool or walk through the upside down house. Immerse yourself in an exciting world loaded with fantasies in 9 different museums: Believe it or not, Giant’s House, Topsy-Turvy House, Sweet Museum, Museum of Madness, Food Art, Alice through the Looking Glass, Dry Pool or the Museum of Illusions. The Museum of Illusions belongs to one of the 7 museums that make up the Big Fun Museum. A museum that is constantly being updated to offer visitors the opportunity to visit it several times. Enjoy themed rooms and immerse yourself in an exciting world full of fantasies. Live an exciting experience in one of the most magical museums in Barcelona and don't forget your camera!

Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

8. Barcelona: Flamenco Show with Tapas Dinner

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 rosemary olive oil, Spanish salad, potatoes bravas, marinated chicken, Oxtail croquettes, a potato ball with minced meat filling, and Catalan crème brulée. Sip on water, wine, sangria, coffee, or tea.

Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

9. Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

This 3-hour route tries to shed a different light on Barcelona. You will cover many subjects (cultural, historical, political) since the idea is to offer you a general point of view on this beautiful city, but with an original and critical approach that will give you the impression of getting to know the city and its inhabitants better. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance so you can meet the guide and the other participants. The guide will create a circuit that pleases everybody in your group, away from the main touristic sites, using bicycle lanes, crossing beautiful parks, and along the shore. Highly recommended for groups of friends and couples. This activity is also excellent for families (highly secured) as the guide will adapt their speech to interest everyone. All sizes of bikes are available as well as an arm that get attached to the main bike for smaller kids (also baby chairs).

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

10. 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.

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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

The experience was very nice. My 11 year old son was really excited and he enjoyed seeing the big ships near Barcelona's harbour. We booked the trip online, the price was very ok. Once you get to the meeting point, you have to go to the ticket office first, to receive an actual ticket to be able to go on board. You can buy something to drink during the cruise, if you want to. The views are spectacular. We recommed the trip.

The best way to go and enjoy the two theme park in one day. But better buy an express ticket to be able to enjoy all the major rides easily

Absolutely loved this trip - great way to squeeze as much value as possible out of a short stay!

Minimal queues and we’ll managed access to the gondolas at each stop

Enjoyed it so much, we've booked the evening one, with love band.