Barcelona offers a multitude of things to do and places to see, and if you are with the whole family you will be thrilled with the wide range of choices that the capital of Catalonia offers during the summer. Concerts, shows, night excursions and neighborhood parties, Barcelona never stops, and indeed, for the summer season it becomes even more beautiful. We have chosen for you best things to do in 2021 on holiday in Barcelona, to have fun with your kids.
1) Discover the Raval
The simple things are often the best: the Raval, one of the most effervescent neighborhoods in the city, is characterized by its lively and creative environment. In good weather, why not take the opportunity to explore the most hidden corners of this wonderful neighborhood? Read this step by step guide, and breathe the air of the neighborhood preferred by Picasso and Miró.
2) See the show of the Font Màgica
The show of the Font Màgica is one of those must-see things if you are in Barcelona, especially on warm summer evenings. From June to August, the shows repeat every week from Thursday to Sunday, starting at 21:00 and ending at 22:30. It would be the best idea to end a day of visiting Montjuïc, before tackling the long Barcelona evening. If you want more information on the Font Màgica read this article.
3) Have a beer on an outdoor terrace
What could be better than having a beer in some outdoor bar, perhaps in a privileged position, to enjoy enviable views or breathtaking environments? If you have children with you, you can combine business with pleasure: some bars are inside parks, with play areas for the little ones within sight of the tables. Find out how to get to the most charming open-air bars of the Catalan city, in this review.
4) See the Feria de Gràcia
The Gràcia district maintains its autonomous spirit from the rest of the city, and exhibits it with its wonderful Feria: the main streets of the district are decorated with different themes. An ideal event to discover the air of Barcelona with your kids. Discover the detailed program of the 2021 fair on the official website of the event.
5) Have a feast of fish
Outside the most touristic districts (or sometimes even inside, knowing where to go), you can find a lot of taverns or restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest fish without spending a fortune. Do not you believe it? Read this article with our reviews!
6) Visit the CosmoCaixa
The CosmoCaixa, or rather the ancient science museum, is an interesting place to go with the little ones, and with a very cheap entrance ticket, it could be a low cost idea to spend an afternoon with your children. when the heat makes it difficult to go down the street. See all the information, and what you can do in the company of children by reading this article.
7) Try an Escape Room
You and your group, a room full of puzzles to solve, and a clock that runs. Will you be able to beat time? The Escape Rooms are now an established reality in the Catalan city, a different idea to spend a couple of hours together with friends, if you already have teenage children it could be an excellent idea to try a new experience with them. Read more in this detailed review.
8) Go to the flea markets
There are lots of flea markets in Barcelona, where everyone can find what they want: vintage clothes or items, collector's vinyls, books, and much more. Why not try the todo for 1 euro or go to the Flea Market? Read our guide to all the main markets, with dates and other useful information, in this article.
9) Take a bath on a city beach
Barcelona is one of the few cities that offers the unique experience of taking the metro to go for a swim. The beaches, very crowded during the hot summer, are not all the same. Find out which are the main ones and how to get there.
10) Take a night trip with the tourist bus
There is a night version of the turístic bus, and it is possible to take an excursion during the evening, when it is cooler, to see the main attractions of the city, such as Casa Milá or the Sagrada Familia, bathed in night lights. You can participate in a tour, comfortably seated on a panoramic bus, with audio guides in Italian available for all explanations: an experience to live as soon as you arrive, to get to know the city better, or before leaving and there are still things to see . Here are all the useful information about it, with the possibility of booking tickets at a discounted price.