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Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour for Kids

Learn why dragons are the most ubiquitous creatures in the Barri Gotic in this dynamic family tour
From US$92 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Gothic Quarter
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter through captivating storytelling that fosters learning in an engaging way
  • Led by an expert guide who will make history come alive for your family
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Tour Description
Hidden in dark corners of the Gothic Quarter, or sleeping in the upscale apartments of the Eixample, Barcelona’s most illustrious inhabitants watch silently as tourists and natives walk the city’s streets. But of whom do we speak, exactly? Dragons of course! Barcelona is home to the largest population of dragons in Europe. Carved out of stone, pieced together with bright tiles, or forged in a hot fire and beaten into shape on an anvil, these creatures guard ancient and modern façades all over the city. Our 2-hr Barcelona for kids tour provides an orientation to the Gothic Quarter through exploring the city's most iconic symbol, along the way revealing the history—both legendary and real—of the Catalan capital.

How to See Barcelona with Kids

Strap on your armor and grab your spear, as we head out into the streets of the Gothic Quarter in search of Barcelona's dragons. Along the way, you will stop by some of the area's most important monuments, tracing the Gothic Quarter's history while discovering the city’s special relationship with dragons. Strolling La Rambla, Barcelona's main pedestrian thoroughfare, we will admire the rich diversity of architecture on display, learning about the myths, legends, and yes, dragons that are associated with each of them.

"[Our guide] was amazing! Before retiring, I was the principal of a private school in Washington, D.C., and I thought to myself that he is exactly the kind of teacher I would have jumped at the chance to hire...really an incredible experience."

Experience Barcelona as a Family

The walk serves as an introduction to the bustling Gothic Quarter and provides an overview of some of Barcelona's distinctive architecture especially designed for kids. Material from the Gothic period to the early 20th century will be covered with a kid-friendly expert guide. The goal of this Barcelona tour for kids is to encourage active learning and fun while introducing children to Barcelona's history and architecture.

FAQ About the Barcelona Tour for Kids

My children are in their early to mid-teens. Is this walk appropriate for them? Our family tours are primarily designed for children under the age of 13, and this one in particular is ideal for young kids. For teens, we would recommend our private adult Gothic Quarter tour, the content for which can be adapted to an age-appropriate level.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible? The general route may include narrow sidewalks and cobblestoned streets; please contact us to discuss in more detail any mobility concerns so that we can best advise. We are always happy to discuss possible adjustments to the tour for clients with mobility concerns.
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Really enjoyed it. And it was nice and flexible when the kids needed a break etc
Our guide David did a marvelous job explaining the Gothic quarter and adapting tour and pacing to our kids’ needs. Really great introduction to the city.
Manfredi was an excellent guide and very patient with our young children.