The Best of Barcelona & Surrounding Areas | Guest Post

Catalonia’s capital is not only for those who appreciate the fine arts, culture and historical heritage of the place; it is also for the families who wish to bring their children for an exciting family holiday. There are a lot of places to visit which requires transferring from one place to another. To discover the surrounding areas of Barcelona at your own pace, you could rent a luxury SUV car in Spain via websites such as, so you can choose the best car for your comfort, safety and style. Here are some suggestions:

 The Costa Brava coastline

Explore the Costa Brava coastline! You can travel from Barcelona to as far as the French border passing some wonderful landscapes and stunning coastal spots along the way. Stop off for an afternoon on the beach that takes your fancy. You’ll find plenty of bustling resorts if you’re looking for a place to stop for a drink or to grab some tapas too.

Park Güell

parkgLocated on Carmel Hill, this is a public park system that comprises of gardens and architectural elements, one of the most wonderful icons of the city. It is a reflection of the genius works of Antoni Gaudi where he unleashed all his architectonic skills by incorporating his innovative and organic style into this colorful and playful park. Being one of the most impressive public parks in the entire world, you will definitely be taken by the natural forms of houses, quilts made of ceramic tiles, colonnades and archways as well as the artificial structures which are well-camouflaged. The park will surely play with your imagination and it will be an exciting and fun place to visit.


Located in the northern part of Barcelona, this is a lovely place to visit  . During the summer, you can have a picnic by the beautiful Siscaro Lakes or trek the amazing Incles Valley. Mountain biking is also a recommended activity. The scenery is fantastic and the air, fresh and rejuvenating.

During the winter season, you can have a skiing holiday with other choices of activities that are suitable for children such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and dog-sledding. Have some fun bonding with your kids by building snowmen and igloos or just have a snowball fight. Ideal ski slopes andorrajare located in the Grand Vilara area.


Located in the harbour area the L’Aquàrium has over 10,000 species of fish and water reptiles on display for visitors. A fascinating feature is a 80 meter glass tunnel through which visitors walk and view fish of various sizes swimming overhead. On the other hand, you shouldn’t miss visiting the Sagrada Familia and the countless parks, churches, museums and other monuments. Barcelona is a fun city!

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  • We were on holiday just outside Barcelona this summer – it’s a beautiful part of the world! I love Gaudi’s house and all the fantastic artwork! Makes me want to go back… #pocolo

  • This has taken me back to when we visited Barcelona in 2012. I would go back JUST for Park Guell; that place was magical!

  • If you are going to Barcelona it is worth noting that there is a great theme park just 45 minutes out of the city by train. Look up Port Aventura for furthe info. My family loved it.