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Apr 25th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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4 Days in Barcelona

with my 19, 23 and 24 year old kids. Any recommendations for what we MUST see, tours (maybe a hop-on/hop-off thing?), restaurants?
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Apr 25th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Okay, this is a rather vague request knowing nothing at all about your interest, or what of your "kids" are interested in seeing and doing. A little more information would be helpful (as well as pertinent, if not essential), and the time of year would be helpful in pointing you in the right direction.
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Apr 25th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Robert2533 - other than that, want to add that the city is over 2,000 years old? Agree. Too many variables for such a grand city to give recommendations to.

If any of your kids are boys, they will spend their time checking out Las Chicas. Anything else will distract them from their distraction.
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Apr 26th, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Hey K,

It would help if you told us when you will be going.
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Apr 26th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Agree with the above comments but and do suggest you get a guidebook. In it you will find (among many other things!)

Gaudi / Modernismo architecture - highlights Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and some of the private homes

Wonderful port / beach area for all kinds of fun. We rented bikes and biked along the boardwalk and into the park. I think there is also a Fat Tire bike tour - these are led by young adults and have a nice combination of facts and fun.

You might want to do a daytrip to Figueres and the Dali museum - pretty entertaing art

Las Ramblas with the street perfomers should be entertaining - watch your wallet.

There is food food everywhere from markets / takeouts, tapas cafes for outdoor dining and also fine food. If you want specific rec's for those give your location and pricepoint.
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Apr 26th, 2012, 08:37 AM
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http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/spain/barcelona/

Suggestions aplenty.
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Apr 26th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Sights:
A walk down Las Ramblas, La Boqueria (lively market area and cafes around there) Picasso Museum, Sagrada Familia, City History Museum, Catalan Concert Hall (interesting interior) Casa Milla, Columbus Monument (great view of city) Catherdral of Barcelona, Church of Santa Maria del Mar, Palau Guell, Parc Guell, Fundacion Joan Miro, Montjuic Castle, Catalan Art museum, Magic Fountains near Placa d'Espanya, Barcelona Beach.

Restaurants to name just a few (this city is full of great food places):
• Tapeo, anem de tapes: C/ Montcada 29, (Tapas)
• Maitea Taberna: Casanova, 157 (entre Paris y Corsega) (Tapas)
• Taverna Basca Irati: Cardenal Casanas, 17 (Tapas)
• Bubo: Caputxes, 10 (outstanding desserts)
• Gelaaati: Llibreteria, 7 (Gelatto)
• Churros con Chocolate at Granja La Pallaresa (churros with hot chocolate)
• La Paradeta: Carrer Comercial 7 (Seafood)
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Apr 26th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Free Walking Tour in Barcelona (Gaudi and Old City). Kids & Family ...
www.runnerbeantours.com/Runner Bean Tours. Specialised in Walking Tours in Barcelona. Gaudí Free Walking Tour. Old City Free Walking Tour. Kids & Family Walking Tour.

Our two "kids"-22 and 29- and we really enjoyed taking two of these during the 5 days we were in Barcelona.

Agree with Magic Fountains and Sagrada Familia as definites.
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Apr 27th, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Take tram and funicular up to old amusement park tibidabo; take funicular to montjuic and then after maybe doing the miro museum take the cable car down to barceloneta area by the water and beach; tapas and cava; gaudi sites; parc guell and on and on.
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