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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$337 privately
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Tour Details
2 hours
Product Type
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Gothic Quarter
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter through interactive activities that foster learning in a fun and engaging way
  • Led by an architect or art historian specially trained in working with children
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 an interactive "hunt" for 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. As we take to the streets, our guide will be our guide, as we seek out these creatures, often hidden in plain sight. Along the way, we 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.

Looking for more family friendly activities in Barcelona? Try our Barcelona Architecture Tour for Kids.

"[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. Depending on the age of the children, topics and difficulty will vary. The goal of this Barcelona tour for kids is to encourage active learning and fun while introducing children to Barcelona's history and architecture.

In addition to our kid-friendly tours, we may be able to adapt certain other tours to the needs of families, though please note such adaptations would not incorporate special activities. Please contact us for more details.

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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We loved the tour and Bernat was a great guide and he was exceptionally good with the two nine year old twins. Everyone went away with a better sense of the history of the city of Barcelona.
Cornel was extremely knowledgeable and delivered an incredible amount of knowledge to our group, both young and adults. He was able to communicate to both audiences very well and truly has a passion for history.
Tour and our guide was wonderful! A great way for us to see the city and learn a lot of fun facts. Great for our kids ages 10,8 and 6.