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  • Mr Fox Guide to Barcelona with Kids

    Great beaches and parks, sublime architecture, and fabulous eating and shopping – what’s not to like about Barcelona? For more ideas visit mrfoxmagazine.com

    • Feb 2017
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    Mr Fox city guides are a comprehensive must-do list of places to stay, play, eat, do and shop in family-friendly cities. Compiled by writers who have tapped up the locals and thrown their children in at the deep end to bring you a tried and tested edit of the best places to be.

  • Fuente Mágica de Montjuïc

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    Fountain

    DO: A funicular ride, a fortress, a pool built for the Olympics and the child-friendly Catalan National Art Museum. And did we mention the Magic Fountain?

  • Sagrada Família (Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia)

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    Church

    DO: Best with older kids (only 5s may climb the spindly towers), Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece and most famous work resembles a medieval spaceship.

  • La Pedrera (Casa Milà) (Casa Milà)

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    Landmark

    DO: Kids adore Gaudí's wavy-fronted apartment block, especially its fairytale-like rooftop with its topsy turvy chimneypots – great for a game of hide and seek

  • Museu de la Xocolata

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    Museum

    DO: Ignore the displays – Picasso's ‘Guernica’ rendered in chocolate seemed a bit tasteless to us. Come instead for the fun chocolate-making workshops and cafe

  • Parc de la Ciutadella (Parque de la Ciudadela)

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    Park

    PLAY: Home to the zoo and several great museums. Hit up the boating lake, the fountain with its water-spouting gilded dragons and spot the flying green parrots

  • Park Güell (Parque Güell)

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    Park

    PLAY: This amazing hilltop collection of gardens and Modernist buildings is THE place to introduce kids to Gaudí. Send kids on a hunt for the animal mosaics

  • Tibidabo

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    Theme Park

    PLAY: Charmingly old-fashioned, this amusement park overlooking the city has rollercoasters, fairground rides and a surreal museum of automatons among its draws

  • Vinçon

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    Shop

    SHOP The children’s section is a treasure trove of imaginatively conceived toys and home decor that will leave you wishing you’d brought an extra suitcase

  • Papabubble

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    Candy Store

    SHOP Sweet shops don’t come much chicer than this artisan store. Pop in to buy its scrumptious caramel and fruit candies and watch its sweet-makers in action

  • LOTTA

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    Kids Store

    SHOP Inspired by the Pippi Longstocking books, this Eixample kids’ clothing boutique is great for beachwear with a retro feel, classic stripy t-shirts and more

  • Vioko

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    Ice Cream

    EAT: The sleekest ice-cream parlour and chocolate shop in town, Vioko uses the finest ingredients, including French violets and Iranian pistachios.

  • Xurrería Manuel San Román

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    Snacks

    EAT: Skip breakfast or lunch in favour of a paper cone bursting with Spanish doughnuts from this tiny, no-frills churros shop. Great dipped in hot chocolate.

  • Mercat de Sant Josep - La Boqueria

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    Market

    EAT: a great place for child-friendly dining, with lots of tiny bars and restaurants offering tapas from their counters - just pull up a stool and point

  • La Paradeta

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    Seafood

    EAT: Just the ticket for refuelling after running amok in nearby Parc de la Cuitadella, this no-bookings fish restaurant draws long queues. Try the chanquete.

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