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Barcelona for Kids

Children love Barcelona for its whimsy, fairy tale–like history and seaside. Indagare can arrange guided tours of the the impressive Camp Nou football stadium, home to the popular soccer team, and Gaudí's fanciful architecture in Park Guell and Casa Milà. Another fun option is to "hunt for dragons" in the city that adores the mythical creatures or trace the history of the city through its varied chocolate shops (tasting along the way.) A stroll along the coastline and in the Barceloneta neighborhood reveals the importance of the sea in developing cities.

Aerial View-CaixaForum ,Barcelona, Spain


This 12,000-square-foot contemporary art space is in one of the city’s first modernist buildings, a former textile factory. Poetic steel-and-glass “trees,” designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki in 2002, frame the entrance, and the large interior accommodates an intriguing mix of exhibitions.

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Camp Nou Stadium

The largest football stadium in Europe, Camp Nou holds almost 100,000 people and has been the home stadium of FC Barcelona since 1957.
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Casa Batlló

Three blocks away from Casa Milà, this architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudí was built between 1904 and 1906.
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Casa Milà

Among the best examples of Antoni Gaudí’s unique vision, the undulating façade of Casa Milà can be appreciated from the Passeig de Gràcia.
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Casa Vicens

This is Antoni Gaudí’s first important work and reveals his early interest in Moorish décor and tiles. It reopened to the public in November of 2017 after a major restoration.

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Day Trip: Montserrat

True to its name, which means “serrated mountain,” Montserrat is a captivating conglomerate of jagged subpeaks and stone towers.
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Day Trip: Sitges

This charming seaside town is as popular for its family-friendly beaches as it is for its nightlife and was a former fishing village.
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Day Trip: Tarragona

Tarragona is a city atop a city, with physical layers of history that are most reminiscent of Rome and its many ruins.
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El Altar

Inside the famous Boqueria market, El Altar is a bespoke culinary space where guests can craft their own menus and interact with one of the city’s top chefs, Oscar Manresa. Guests shop at the market with the chef for the freshest ingredients and then watch the meal being prepared in the open kitchen before enjoying it in the modern, airy dining room. The personalized experience offers a taste of classic Catalonian cuisine, including the best Spanish cheeses and meats.

Foundation Photo Colectania

This private collection founded in 2002 features more than 2,500 photographs from 1950 through today with a focus on Portuguese and Spanish photographers.

Aerial View-Fundació Joan Miró , Barcelona, Spain

Fundació Joan Miró

Situated inside the Palau Nacional building, the Fundació Joan Miró is home to wonderful paintings and prints bequeathed by the artist himself. Half the fun of a visit here is the funicular ride up the mountainside and the outstanding views from the top.

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Hospital de Sant Pau

Hospital de Sant Pau has been transformed into a museum and cultural center that holds over six centuries of Catalan history.
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Indagare Tours: Barcelona's History

To get an initial grasp of Barcelona's rich and lengthy history, many visitors take a walking tour upon arrival.
Interior View-Contemporary Art ,Barcelona, Spain-Courtesy ADN Galeria

Indagare Tours: Contemporary Art

Barcelona has a small but dynamic contemporary art scene. Some of the best galleries include ADN Galeria for experimental works by emerging artists; Angels Barcelona for Catalan and international artists working in new media; etHall, a small project space in the Raval district dedicated to drawing and works on paper; ProjecteSD, for solo and group shows featuring rising stars; and Galeria Joan Prats, a pioneer in Barcelona's gallery scene that has been showing contemporary art from around the world since 1976.

For a list of current shows, visit Ja3B.

Food at Pakta, Barcelona, Spain

Indager Tours: Gastronomic Barcelona

Barcelona's food alone is worthy of a trip to the Spanish city. Get a hands-on understanding of the history and importance of cuisine here with a gastronomy tour, sampling chocolate, understanding avant-garde cuisine, shopping in the overwhelming La Boqueria market and taking a Spanish cooking lesson.

Indagare members can contact our bookings team to arrange for guided visits.

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Front of MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona) in Spain

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

When Richard Meier’s blindingly white MACBA opened in 1995, it was dubbed the pearl of the Raval, a formerly crime-ridden neighborhood. Today, it houses a permanent collection of post-1940's international art and various temporary exhibits. The museum is also known as a pilgrimage site for skateboarders who roll and pose throughout the museum’s front plaza.

Interior View-Museu del Modernisme Catala ,Barcelona, Spain

Museu del Modernisme Catala

This private collection focuses on art and decorative objects from the Modernist period and is itself housed in a Modernist building built by Eric Santer between 1902-1904. A museum since 2010, here you will find furniture by Antoni Gaudí, (notably the loveseat he modeled after Mae West’s lips), Puig i Cadafalch, and Gaspar Homar, as well as sculptures by Josep Llimona and paintings by Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquim Mir and Ramon Casas.

Exterior View-Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya ,Barcelona, Spain

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

In the Palau Nacional building, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has outstanding collections of Romanesque and Gothic art.

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Museu Picasso

One of the city’s most popular museums, the Museu Picasso showcases more than 3,600 works in five adjacent medieval palaces in the El Born neighborhood. Most pieces date from the late 1800s, when Picasso lived in Barcelona as a young man.

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Palau de la Música Catalana

The great Modernist (Spanish Art Nouveau) architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner built this concert hall between 1905 and 1908 for the Orfeó Català, a choral society founded in 1891. Still a functioning music venue, this UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts diverse performances from jazz concerts to chamber music. Even without tickets for a concert, it is worth visiting the building during the day—as it is the only concert hall in Europe lit by natural light.

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Parc d’Atracciones Tibidabo

The old-fashioned rides at the historic Tibidabo Amusement Park are a big hit with local families.

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Parc Güell

Antoni Gaudí’s fairy-tale Parc Güell has colorful tiled fountains, curving, mosaic-covered benches and no shortage of architectural whimsy.
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Plaça Reial

One of the city’s oldest and most beautiful squares is right off the bustling Las Ramblas thoroughfare. The majestic central fountain is offset by palm trees, sidewalk arcades and Gaudí-designed lampposts.

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Placa Sant Felip Neri

This beautiful, hushed square in the Gothic Quarter holds a painful history and a Baroque-style church.
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Sagrada Família Cathedral

The surreal Sagrada Familia cathedral, Antoni Gaudí's final project, was left unfinished due to his untimely death in 1926.
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Santa María del Mar

Also known as the “cathedral of La Ribera,” this 14th-century parish church stands in the middle of the now-trendy Born neighborhood.
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