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If you're trying to think of a way to introduce your children to a love of art, look no further than the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres.
Just the building itself is likely to set a child's imagination racing, and that's before they've seen the art itself. The tour guides there are used to having young 'uns on the tour and engage them frequently in the discussion of the weird and wonderful paintings and sculptures the eccentric Catalan created.
Unfortunately it is a two hour train ride to Figueres, but if you can keep the little ones occupied on the way then it this trip is one that your child won't forget.
Take the children for a walk down Las Ramblas to see the many street performers that entertain the crowds all day long. The costumes are elaborate and the show each one puts on is sure to either raise a smile or make you jump, depending on how which performer you've chosen.
Be sure to check out the animal stall in the middle of the Ramblas - they have baby rabbits, chicks and lots of other cute furry things to amuse anyone with a warm heart.
6. Kids Barcelona: Nou Camp
Nou Camp is the Barcelona soccer team's gigantic stadium and has been the venue of some the most important matches in history. Seating nearly 100,000 people, Nou Camp is the biggest soccer stadium in Europe.
The museum features historic football artefacts and a collection of soccer-related art. The Nou Camp tour gives soccer fans young and old first hand experience of the hallowed turf that millions would give their right hand (or foot) to experience.
7. Kids Barcelona: Poble Espanyol
The Poble Espanyol is a life-size showcase of Spain's varied architecture. Not something you would think would excite most children (or even a great deal of adults), but the Gimkhana Activity Day for Families they run is a great way to educate and entertain the kids while the parents take a whistlestop tour of Spain without leaving Barcelona.
The game pack costs five euros for up to five participants, though entry to the attraction is extra. Read more about Poble Espanyol Gimkhana.
8. Kids Barcelona: Montjuic's Magic FountainOn the way up from Placa d'Espanya to the Catalan national gallery on Montjuic there is a fountain that, if you come at the right time of day, erupts into a fun light, sound and water display. Set against a spectacular backdrop (the national gallery), the free show is a great treat after a long day out. The show takes place every half hour from 7pm to 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday from October to April and every night from Thursday to Sunday from 9.30pm to 11.30pm the rest of the year.
9. Kids Barcelona: Port Aventura
OK, I know, the kids are on vacation too, and just like you may crave your favorite dish or drink from home, the youngsters will probably have had enough of all that culture at some point and will want to just go visit a theme park for some white knuckle rides. But Barcelona has this too!
Port Aventura is Catalonia's biggest theme park, with lots of rides for all levels of thrill-seeking.