Barcelona is one of the first destinations tourists go to when taking a trip to Spain, as it has some of the most beautiful surroundings in the world. With its tall mountains and pristine beaches, the lights and life in this modern cosmopolitan keep visitors awake, even at night.
Are you a nanny who’s visiting Barcelona with the children? If so, this fantastic city rich in architecture has a never-ending list of fun things for you and the kids to do.
We made a list of five unique places you and the children should check out while in Barcelona. And remember - when planning your visit, it is best to pack a set of clothes and start early as you’ll do lots of walking in the city.
Sagrada Familia is perhaps the most iconic attraction in the City of Barcelona. The Sagrada’s interior was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Adults and children are treated to an in-depth audio guide about the architectural advantages of Gaudi’s masterpiece.
The best time to visit the Sagrada Familia is anytime close to sunset. This is because the lights can bring out all the exquisite details in the architecture.
Note: Skip the long line by booking your tickets in advance. The entrance fee costs for 17€ adults, while children under eleven years old are free.
The Park Güell, another one of Gaudi’s masterpieces, is known to enchant its visitors; partly due to the majestic creations that resemble a fairytale. The Hansel and Gretel style house is adorned with ornamental dragons and leafy plazas where kids can rest.
Note: Children under the age of six are not required to pay the admission fee. However, those aged seven and above will be charged 8.50€ per person.
Prepare your charges to be fascinated as you walk your way through the L’aquarium Museum’s world-famous sea tunnel. Located in the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s aquarium tunnel is said to be Europe’s largest.
You and the children will see a variety of sharks, manta rays, moonfish and penguins as you walk through the long passageway. The L’aquarium Museum also features interactive spaces where kids can play and enjoy themselves.
Visitors are generally encouraged to visit in the morning to see the show. While queues are not long, pre-booking and buying your tickets online is still recommended.
Note: Admission prices differ depending on age and package. Adults are charged 20€, children ages 5 to 10 are charged 15€, children ages 3 and 4 are required to pay 7€. There is also a family pack for two adults and two children worth 60€.
Cuitadella Park is a wonderland for most kids, primarily because it features rowing boats, fountains, and plazas. It is a great place to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. Additionally, the children will also be treated to a life-size replica of a mammoth—an extinct elephant species known for its long, curved tusks and long hair.
The park’s vast space is also perfect for nannies and children looking for a spot to set up a small picnic.
If you and the kids plan to tour Barcelona during summertime, a visit to the Illa Fantasia Water Park is one you should include in the itinerary. This family resort features over 22 attractions and three macro swimming pools that guarantee a whole day of enjoyment.
Note: The prices are 28€ per adult and 17€ per child who is shorter than 1.20 meters. If the children you are taking care of are shorter than 90 centimetres, they can get in for free.
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