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Barcelona with Kids

#1
We are planning a trip to Barcelona next February during the kid's "ski week". A Swiss tradition where everyone heads out of town to enjoy peak ski conditions. We are not skiers, so we are heading to Barcelona. I chose Barcelona because our middle child is an aspiring artist and will be inspired by Joan Miro's and Salvador Dali's museums as well as the architecture of Antonio Gaudi. I would appreciate any advice on activities, adventures, and distractions that will suit a 7 and 9 year old... plus a 15 month old who is along for the ride.

Thanks in advance!

Dan
 
#2
You might try reposting your question on the Rick Steves Spain travel forum. There is a frequent poster there, Enric, who lives in Barcelona, is extremely knowledgeable, and has written a guide book for seeing the city with children. Sorry, I don’t know anything more specific about the book, but Enric always has lots of excellent advice.
 
#3
You may wish to add the Picasso museum to your list.
Although they have become less an attraction, children enjoy making the living statues on the Ramblas move for a coin or two. There is the Tibidabo amusement park with old-fashioned rides. The Magic Fountain show could be a late night experience for your older children. Check to make sure of dates and time. It may be closed in winter. If the weather is pleasant there's always a walk along the beach.
A trip to the Dali Museum in Figueres is a full day trip but worthwhile in my opinion. Again check opening times.
The Periodico de Barcelona newspaper lists children's activities for the week. You may wish to check their on-line site prior to leaving.
 

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