Barcelona's Most Exciting, Interactive and Informative Family-Friendly Museums

Barcelona's wide variety of museums lends itself to an array of people, including art and history buffs, designers as well as families and children. When people think of Barcelona's museums, usually Picasso and Miro come to mind, however there are other, wonderful, family-friendly options, which particularly lend themselves to children and those who aren't particularly interested in museum visits. In addition to the art and history scene, the city boasts creative and fun options including the Shoe Museum, the Wax Museum and the Chocolate Museum to touch on just a few. The Ideas Museum is particularly popular, especially amongst youngsters.

One of the greatest aspects about museums in Barcelona is that even if the adults want to visit a slightly less 'child-friendly' one, the Museums are often situated in beautiful locations with gorgeous views, so that you often forget you're inside a museum. Montjuic is one of the best lookout points in the city and atop this mountain are several museums, including peaceful gardens which provide an alternative for those who really don't feel like entering. The Miro Museum, is also a nice way to see a part of the city that is less touristy, as it's not located in the city center or even in the Eixample neighborhood, like so many of the others.  

Port Vell-old Town

Majestic building dates back to the Catalan Gothic era when it was employed as a hub for the Catalan navy. Unique artefacts such as nautical equipment, documents, ships and art provide an insightful glimpse into naval development and commerce....  Read More

Salvador Dali Museum at Figueres

Home to Dali's Museum and a nice day trip outside the city, Figueres is worth the short trek. Combine it with a visit to the beautifully historic (and very delicious) city of Girona, as they're only 20 minutes away by train. This is a nice mix...  Read More

CCCB (Barcelona Contemporary Cultural Center)

Established by Joan Miro as a forum for contemporary art. Much of Miro's work is displayed here in a wide variety of mediums, while periodic exhibits feature other artists. There's also a sculpture garden, library, gift shop, restaurant, and an...  Read More

MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum)

Named a national museum in 1990, this is the world's greatest collection of Romanesque mural paintings and home also to an impressive array of 14th and 15th century Gothic art. The allure of the MACBA is that it's always showcasing something...  Read More

Science Museum

Former home of sculptor Frederic Mares that he donated to the city for the purpose of opening an art museum. Fabulous collection of medieval sculpture, Gothic and Romanesque art, and many 19th century artifacts. There is also a unique exhibit of...  Read More

Opened to the public in 1975, The Joan Miro Foundation was created to promote the works of contemporary artists and today is one of Barcelona's most popular and most sought out museums. Renowned artist, Joan Miro, had his first large exhibit in...  Read More

A definite 'must-see', even if you're not into art. The Picasso Museum, showcases a small yet wide selection of the artist's works; you'll be taken through the different and very diverse stages of his life and career. The Museum often has...  Read More

Museu De La Xocolata

Barcelona's Chocolate Museum is one of the, if not THE funnest Museums in the city. If you're into chocolate or just want to entertain the kids for a while, this is an exciting, interactive Museum where you get to explore the world of Chocolate,...  Read More

Barcelona's Wax Museum is one of the best ways to learn about the history, culture, food and prominent figures in Catalunya and Barcelona. This is a fun and peculiar museum, ideal for children and families as well as those who don't enjoy the...  Read More

Barcelona's newly opened Museum of Ideas and Innovation is amazing. This new centre for inspirational designs and inventions, is a creative and fun place for children and family of all ages. The Museum is divided into five collections including...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

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