Hotels

Best for Little Kids: Casa Gracia

Casa Gracia is an upscale hostel with homey, communal lounges and private dorm-style rooms to suit any family size.

casagraciabcn.com

Best for Big Kids: TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel

Chic and central, TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel’s quadruple rooms feature bunks in a space that’s (thankfully) separated from the big-people beds.

melia.com

Best for Teens: Casa Camper

Prepare to win them over with fun amenities like in-room hammocks and a 24-hour snack buffet at Casa Camper, a design hotel run by the eponymous shoe brand.      

casacamper.com

Attractions

Best for Little Kids: Poble Espanyol

Your tots may not “get” the Poble Espanyol open-air museum, with buildings from all regions of Spain, but they’ll love running through its car-less streets.

poble-espanyol.com/en

Best for Big Kids: Palau de la Música

Palau de la Música is a music hall that puts on concerts for families and is a breathtaking example of Catalan art-nouveau architecture.

palaumusica.cat/ca

Best for Teens: Fundació Joan Miró

There’s plenty of weirdness at the Fundació Joan Miró museum, where the madcap works of the surrealist Catalan artist are sure to get a like or two.  

fmirobcn.org/en

Food

Best for Little Kids: Pudding

Pudding is part café and part playgroup, where adults kick back with seasonal fare while the little ones cluster at the blackboard and craft table.

puddingbarcelona.com

Best for Big Kids: Semproniana

Semproniana provides the perfect intro to Catalan cuisine with an ever-changing, yet fussy-eater-pleasing menu and a shabby-chic setting.

semproniana.net/en

Best for Teens: Spoonik

If your kids have refined tastes, they’ll appreciate Spoonik’s innovative tasting menu that is paired with live musical performances.

spoonik.com/#home

[This story appears in the March 2020 edition of WestJet Magazine.]

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