Family Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

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Family friendly travelling in Barcelona

Most popular areas in Barcelona for family-friendly hotels

It may have a reputation as a place for art lovers and hardcore foodies, but Barcelona is also a firm favorite with families looking for a colorful city break. The sheer wealth of family-friendly hotels reflects this, with comfortable and facility-filled accommodation spread out across the whole city. You can choose to stay right in the center, in or around the Gothic Quarter, or perhaps you’d prefer to be within a stone’s throw of the beach, in Barceloneta? The modern quarter of Eixample is another hotspot with families here on holiday.

Top family-friendly hotels in Barcelona

If you really want to impress kids and teenagers in tow, check into the Barcelo Sants. The sleek, monochrome colors and space station decor of the guestrooms and dining areas make it an excitingly out-of-this-world experience. Grand Hotel Central is a great choice for fun in the sun, thanks to its shimmering outdoor pool, while free WiFi will be a hit with all members of the family. Then there’s spacious Vincci Gala, which also offers free WiFi, a vibrant and convenient snack bar, and rooms with delightfully retro styling.

Where to find the best restaurants in Barcelona

Grazing on gorgeous snacks is one of the best ways to experience Barcelona’s food scene. Tapas is also a fun treat for kids to get stuck into, and the eateries of the Gothic Quarter serve up classic dishes like oozingly eggy tortillas and more-ish potato bombas. The Gracia district also has restaurants where you can try out different Spanish bites in relaxed surroundings, while Barceloneta boasts welcoming restaurants conveniently close to the beach. There’s no better place to introduce younger members of your family to paella.

The most popular things to do in Barcelona

When the sun’s beating down, there are few better places to take the family than Barceloneta Beach. Here you can relax on the sands while the kids splash in the lapping waters of the Mediterranean, all within walking distance of cafés and restaurants. Another great family attraction is Tibidabo Amusement Park, where you can clamber onto thrill rides and carousels, and enjoy views of Catalonia. The underwater wonders of L’Aquarium Barcelona will beguile visitors of all ages – it even has special “sleeping with sharks” nights which lets kids spend the night getting to know the aquarium’s most fearsome residents. Another great place to explore is Parc del Laberint d’Horta, Barcelona’s oldest public garden, which features ravishing flowers and an emerald-green hedge maze which will challenge and delight the family.

Best ways to get around Barcelona

Bring comfy shoes to Barcelona, because you’ll want to see its historic and scenic areas on foot. Don’t worry if you have younger kids with you, as you can also make use of the super-efficient public transport system – particularly the underground metro which will get you almost anywhere in no time. Trams make for an enjoyable way to get around, while families may also want to hire a car, especially if going beyond the city to see the wider region is on the agenda.

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