Thursday, July 7, 2011

BARCELONA: NICE PLACES FOR CHILDREN

Today I would like to show you what Barcelona can offer to children. For example, in a previous post called Barcelona: Montjuïc Viewpoints, you can see places pleasant for children where parents can also enjoy nice views of Barcelona.

In addition to this viewpoints, I'm sure that children will like and enjoy the following places in Barcelona:


Promenade and Beach



Barcelona promenade and beachBarcelona promenade is perfect for a walk, for cycling or for skating with the children


Golondrinas



Golondrinas offer a tour around the Barcelona harbourA Golondrina is a ship like the one of this picture which offers a tour around the Barcelona harbour

Maremagnum Area



Funny activities for children in MaremagnumThe Maremagnum area offers funny activities for children like the one of this picture, where children can jump and fly

Aquarium




Aquarium of BarcelonaChildren always like the Aquarium and the one of Barcelona is one of the more visited places in Barcelona


Useful Information

- Address: Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell s/n
- How to get there:
  • Metro L3, stop Drassanes and L4, stop Barceloneta.
  • Bus 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 45, 57, 59, 64, 91 i 157.
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Port Vell.
- Web site: www.aquariumbcn.com
- Opening time:
  • Monday to Friday, de 9.30am to 9pm. Weekends & public holidays, from 9.30am to 9.30pm.
  • June & September, daily from 9.30am to 9.30pm.
  • July & August, daily from 9.30am to 11pm.



Imax Port Vell



Imax Port Vell in Barcelona

Children can enjoy 3D movies inside the Imax cinema in the Port Vell, next to the Aquarium and the Maremagnum


Useful Information

- Address: Moll d'Espanya del Port Vell s/n
- How to get there:

  • Metro L3, stop Drassanes and L4, stop Barceloneta.
  • Bus 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 45, 57, 59, 64, 91 i 157.
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Port Vell.
- Web site: www.imaxportvell.com



Magic Fountain



Magic Fountain in MontjuïcImpressive look of the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc with the Tibidabo in the background



Useful Information


- How to arrive:
  • Metro L1 i L3, Plaça Espanya Stop
  • Bus 9, 13, 27, 30, 37, 50, 55, 56, 57, 65, 79, 109, 157 and 165
  • FGC parada Plaça Espanya
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, CaixaForum-Pavelló Mies van der Rohe Stop
- Web: www.bcn.es/fonts


Montjuïc Castle and Montjuïc Park



Montjuïc Castle in BarcelonaMontjuïc Castle is a fantastic place for children and their parents


Montjuïc Park in BarcelonaMontjuïc Park is a perfect place, safe and quiet, to spend a lovely evening with children



Useful Information

- Address: Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66.
- Phone: 932 564 445.
- How to get there: Bus 193. Telefèric Montjuïc, stop Castell.
- Web site: www.bcn.cat/castelldemontjuic.
- Opening time:
  • From 1st October to 31st March: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm.
  • From 1st April to 30th September: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm.



Ciutadella Park and Zoo



Ciutadella Park in BarcelonaCiutadella Park is the largest park in the Barcelona downtime with a nice fountain and a large green area. Besides, inside this Park is located the Zoo, where children can spend a funny day


Useful Information
- Address: Parc de la Ciutadella s/n
- How to get there:
  • Metro: L4, stop Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica.
  • Bus 14, 39, 40, 41, 42, 51 and 141.
  • Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Parc de la Ciutadella-Zoo.
- Web site Ciutadella Park: www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins
- Web site Barcelona Zoo: www.zoobarcelona.cat/
- Opening time Ciutadella Park:
  • December, January, february, from 10am to 8pm.
  • March & November, daily from 10am to 7pm.
  • April & October, daily from 10am to 8pm.
  • From May to September, daily from 10am to 9pm.
- Opening time Barcelona Zoo:
  • From 1st january to 26th March, daily from 10am to 5:30pm.
  • From 27th March to 15th May, daily from 10am to 7pm.
  • From 16th May to 15th September, daily from 10am to 8pm.
  • From 16th September to 29th October, daily from 10am to 7pm.
  • From 30th October to 31th December, from 10am to 5:30pm.



Park Güell



Park Güell offers nice places for childrenPark Güell, a masterpiece of Modernism designed by Antoni Gaudi, offers nice places where children can have a good time


Useful Information
  • Address: C/ Olot, 1-13.
  • Opening hours: de las 10am until the sunset.
  • Free tickets.
  • How to get there: Bus 24 and 92, Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Park Güell.
  • Web site: www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins



Parc del Laberint



Maze of El Parc del Laberint d'HortaI'm sure that children will have fun inside the maze of El Parc del Laberint d'Horta



Useful Information

- Address: Pg. dels Castanyers, 1
- How to get there:

  • Metro L3, stop Mundet.
  • Bus 27, 60, 73 and 76.
- Web site: www.bcn.cat/parcsijardins
- Opening time:
  • November, december, January and February: daily from 10am to 6pm.
  • March & October: daily from 10am to 7pm.
  • April: daily from 10am to 8pm.
  • From May to September: daily from 10am to 9pm.



Pedralbes Gardens


Pedralbes gardens in Barcelona
Pedralbes gardens are a fantastic place to spend a good time with children



Tibidabo



Tibidabo funfair is perfect for childrenTibidabo funfair is another place children will enjoy a lot



Tibidabo funfair in Barcelona is perfect for childrenOf course there are attractions for children of all ages


Useful Information

- How to get there:
  • Tibibus from Plaça Catalunya.
  • FGC, stop Av. Tibidabo + Tramvia Blau or Bus 196 + Funicular del Tibidabo.
  • FGC, stop Peu de Funicular + Funicular de Vallvidriera + bus 111.
- Web site: www.tibidabo.es



Castell de l'Oreneta Park




Ponies in Oreneta Park is perfect for children
Ponies in Oreneta Park, perfect for children


Miniature train in Parc del Castell de l'Oreneta
The miniature train in Parc del Castell de l'Oreneta, is one of the best scale models, and best equipped, in Europe. The route is 636m with three wide tracks (between 5 and 10 inches), goes through three tunnels, over two bridges and a metallic viaduct, and there is a main station and a wayside station.



Cosmocaixa (Science Museum)



CosmoCaixa is the science museum in Barcelona run by "la Caixa" Community Projects, and is designed to stimulate people's knowledge and opinion of science through exhibitions and a wide variety of activities.
CosmoCaixa offers its visitors a whole host of activities and permanent and temporary exhibitions to give anyone who is interested a greater insight into the world of science.


Highlights of exhibitions include the Flooded Forest (Bosc inundat), which recreates an Amazonian rainforest ecosystem; the Geological Wall, which illustrate the world's different geological structures; and the Room of Matter, a journey through the evolution of matter and life on our planet. Finally, the Planetarium invites you to take a journey through space and time, past the stars and planets of the firmament.


Useful Information

- Address: Isaac Newton, 26
- How to get there:
  • Bus: 17, 22, 58, 60, 73, 75 and 196
  • FGC: stop Av. Tibidabo + Tramvia Blau or bus 196.
- Web site: www.lacaixa.es/obrasocial
- Opening time:
  • Tuesday to Sunday & public holidays, from 10am to 8pm.
  • Opens Monday during the Christmas and Easter holidays, and in summer.
  • January 1st & 6th and December 25th, closed.


Camp Nou Experience (Camp Nou Tour and Museum)



Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona StadiumOverview of the Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona Stadium, one of the largest football stadiums in Europe, with a capacity of more than 98.000 spectators


Can Mercader Park



Train in Can Mercader Park
Children can enjoy a trip in these trains of Can Mercader Park in Cornellà de Llobregat, a town located beside Barcelona



Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to other beautiful places in Barcelona.


2 comments:

Margaret said...

Thank you for such a lovely insight into Barcelona. Our family is presently visiting from Australia and we have enjoyed reading about the places they are visiting on your site as well as the beautiful photos.

Frank said...

You are welcome, Margaret. I'm really happy that you and your family have enyoyed reading this blog.