With children

DJ at Sónar Festival
Year after year, with the arrival of good weather, Barcelona is decked out to host major live music festivals and this year they will be marked by the return to normality after the pandemic.
Their Majesties kicking off the Barcelona Carnival / Photo: Ajuntament de Barcelona
Once again, the craziest celebration is here. After an edition marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year, Their Majesties will be back on the streets with an Arribo created by the Comediants theatrical company. The festival starts on Maundy Thursday, 24 February, with around thirty activities, and ends on Ash Wednesday, 2 March, with the Burial of the Sardine.
Parc Güell / Autor: MarinaD_37
You have three days in Barcelona, it’s a good plan and you’ll have time to get to know the city and have great memories from this trip. It’s a comfortable city, and it’s easy to get around thanks to a wide and complete public transport network. The Hola Barcelona Travel Card will guide you and help you experience the city to the fullest during your visit. This pass offers you unlimited trips on public transport for three consecutive days (72h) from the first validation. Plan your visit well, check the guide to see Barcelona in three days, and discover the secret of the city’s success.
El Tibidabo
Barcelona is a city that has a lot to offer families. Its architecture, history and culture can amaze not just adults, but also the little ones. If you’re someone who thinks that travelling with children can be complicated, we’re here to disprove this myth, and we propose five plans with a variety of places that your children won’t want to miss.
Barcelona Christmas Tour / Photo: TMB
This year, Barcelona will experience the Christmas holidays with a certain degree of normality after last year’s restrictions due to the pandemic forced the city to modify the traditional acts that take place during this time.
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc during the pyromusical / Photo: Dbascones a la Wikimedia Commons
This year is special for the Festes de la Mercè: it’s the 150th anniversary of Barcelona’s main festival since the city council started organising it. It was in 1871 that a celebration for the people of the city with cultural activities was established. To celebrate this anniversary, popular culture plays an important role in this year's programme.
Port de Barcelona
Barcelona is a representation of the Mediterranean sea and has a seafaring tradition with centuries of history. When the city was named Olympic host city in 1986, it launched an ambitious project to restore its coastline.
Barcelona Bus Turístic in front of Sagrada Família
Since July 2, the Barcelona Bus Turístic buses are rolling again through the streets of the city. Getting on board one of these vehicles is an experience that is not to be missed if you come to Barcelona, and which awaits you again like you've never seen it before. You’ll travel through the most emblematic streets and you’ll be able to see the most special monuments and sites from a different perspective.
Fountains in the Jardins de la Tamarita / Foto: Pere López, CC BY-SA 3.0 via la Wikimedia Commons
If you want to relax in Barcelona and isolate yourself from the urban noise, a perfect choice is to visit the city's parks and gardens. There are plenty to choose from, but here are eight that you may not know about and which are not to be missed.
A close up of one of the species that can be found in the Barcelona Botanical Garden / Foto: Jorge Franganillo CC BY 2.0 via la Wikimedia Commons
Barcelona has green areas, such as parks and gardens, to enjoy nature in the heart of the city, and large natural spaces to walk around and breathe. In the municipality of Barcelona, which includes the Serra de Collserola, there are over 1.4 million trees. The most common are holm oaks, white pines, London planes and stone pines. This information comes from the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications and the Urban Forest Effects Model.