After I spent a magnificent week in this surreal beautiful city, I am happy to share my experience with you and help you save time, money, energy and see the best places and enjoy your time.

Family vacations can be a real challenge, especially if you are traveling with younger kids, but Barcelona has so many exciting things to offer, that I promise you, your kids will always be amazed and interested to roam the city with you.

If you want to avoid cranky situations and have a relaxing vacation, I suggest you to visit Barcelona Exclusive Private Tours. Here are their Twitter and Facebook pages; they were of great help for my family and made our Barcelona experience better than we imagined.

Ciutadella Park

This is one of Barcelona’s most popular and most visited locations, and there is a good reason for that. Ciutadella Park is located in the very city center and oozes with relaxation. Here you can let your kids roam carefreely and enjoy nature and fountains, while you are enjoying your coffee. Don’t be surprised to see people reading, meditating, jogging or even napping. Very often there are concerts and art exhibitions. Ciutadella Park is very close to another place you’d want to see – Barcelona’s Zoo Garden.

Barcelona Zoo

With or without kids, this place is a must see. Here you can see unique and well-maintained animal species. Now, you might wonder what is so special about a zoo? Even if you don’t find roaming the zoo as something unusual, you will leave it impressed after you see the acrobatic dolphin show (it starts every day at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM).

I suggest you book your tickets if you want to avoid long queues (the great thing is that the entrance is free for kids under the age of 3).

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Tibidabo will not only be your children’s favorite part of the vacation but yours as well. The first thing that you need to know is that it’s situated on a hill that is 500 meters above the sea level; the view is breathtaking, and if you want to have one of the best views of the city and still get some adrenaline entertainment, I suggest you spend a day there. Would I convince you if I tell you that this theme park is one of the oldest in Europe?

Park Guell

If you don’t want to get lost in the madness that is La Rambla Street (with all the tourists and stores), I suggest you spend an afternoon in the Park Guell. It’s located in the city center, but it’s never as crazy and hectic as the other super popular tourist places (at least it feels a bit more relaxed and has an excellent view). The wooded hills are free for entrance; however, if you want to visit the Monumental Core or the Gaudi House Museum, you will have to get tickets.

Designed by Gaudi, located on a hill, Park Guell will welcome you to relax on its mosaic benches where you can chat and relax after your touristy roaming, have a snack or take some pictures. This park is unlikely anything you’ve seen with its colorful colonnades, reptiles and unique nature. It truly feels as if you’re in some wonderland.