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Palau de la Virreina, free and welcoming

In one of the most crowded, most popular streets of Barcelona, La Rambla you will find Palau de la Virreina. This baroque building invites you to peek into the old timers’ wealth. From the front door, you will see a lovely interior courtyard and stone stairs. Take them to the first floor where you will be able to view one of the temporary exhibits in La Virreina. Most exhibits are art and image related.


Monestir de Pedralbes

Every now and then you find a hidden gem. This is what it felt like the first time I visited Monestir de Pedralbes. Tuckled away from the crowds, in the upper part of Barcelona, this gothic monastery was home to a comunity of Poor Clares.


Casa Amatller, modernism dipped in chocolate

On the fancy Passeig de Gràcia there’s a block known as “Illa de la Discòrdia”, in English Block of Discord. In this area, the most exuberant modernist buildings compete with each other in beauty and oddness, among them Casa Amatller.

Casa Amatller was built by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and is located next to another impressive building Casa Batlló, by Gaudí. It’s a must see building, with less queues than its neighbour and your kids will just love it…. because it smells of chocolate! 🙂


Castillo de Montjuïc, a fortress overlooking Barcelona

Montjuïc Castle or Castillo de Montjuïc stands at over 170 meters above sea level and offers stunning views of Barcelona and its waterfront. This castle, once a fortress, is now a museum opened daily and with a 360-degree view of the city

Located in one of the hills that surround Barcelona, a trip to Montjuïc Castle is a great opportunity to spend a day out with the kids. The castle itself is worth a visit but the surrounding area is also a must. Within the castle you will find a small museum and plenty of space for the kids to run around.


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