Stay in an ice hotel, attend a winter festival and wander through an ice castle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[This story appears in the March 2020 edition of WestJet Magazine.]