October 20, 2012

Family Guide to Barcelona

Barcelona is the perfect place for a family holiday. Antonio Gaudi’s famous architecture, cozy parks and alleys, chic shops and restaurants with delicious Spanish cuisine in Barcelona ensure a memorable vacation for the whole family. The ideal schedule for a family holiday in Barcelona is as follows:

Family Guide to Barcelona – Morning

The best way to get around the city during your vacation with children is by bus. They will absolutely enjoy the ride on a double decker bus with an open top. It is cheaper than using a taxi and besides that you can also get acquainted with the fellow travelers.

Double decker buses in Barcelona run every 5 minutes. Tourists are offered a choice of the 3 most popular routes. By purchasing a ticket, you can go out at any stop for sightseeing, and then hit the road again. When buying tickets in advance via the Internet, you get 10% discount.

Another nice feature of the coaches are its personal headphones. A pleasant voice tells you about the area or point of interest, all you need to do is to relax and enjoy the view.

During your family trip, you should stop at the Sagrada Familia, designed by the world-famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi. Being under construction from 1882 to 2026, the Sagrada Familia awaits tourists daily from 9 am to 20:00 from April to September and from 9 am to 18 pm from October to March.

After an impressive tour of the church, it is time to explore Casa Mila located on Passeig de Gracia and Park Guell, consisting of the most beautiful gardens and unique residential areas.

Family Guide to Barcelona – Day

One of the great lessons for children in Barcelona is a trip to the famous Aquarium, which is known for its unique collection of flora and fauna. Opened back in 1995, the aquarium has received more than 20 million tourists. Of particular interest, of course, is the show of sharks that even through the thick glass in still a bit scarry. Aquarium is open from 9:30 am. Adult tickets cost $ 17.50, and children – $ 12.50. To get a discount, one should pre-book tickets online.

On the way back to the city center walk through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, located in the very heart of the Old Town. The district received its name because of the ancient buildings that are perfectly preserved to our times.

Family Guide to Barcelona – Evening

Barcelona is an amazing place, so do not worry about your evening. All you need to do – is to find a cozy restaurant with a nice view, where you can enjoy relaxed atmosphere and delicious food.

This would be a great end of a wonderful day in the beautiful city of Barcelona.

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