Have you ever been to Catalonia? The slow holidays company Inntravel have asked me to share what I love about Catalonia and what makes it special for us.
Here are five reasons Catalonia is fantastic to experience with kids.
Barcelona has the amazing Gaudi buildings, like the gingerbread house, Parc Guell, and of course La Sagrada Familia, which still hasn’t been completed, 90 years after Antoni Gaudi’s death. Other family-friendly activities include the FC Barcelona stadium tour, and the zoo.
With the medieval walls and Roman ruins, Girona is a history-lover’s dream. You can explore the city walls in a 3-hour walk, and afterwards enjoy a Catalonian feast of delicious cured meats, olive oil and bread rubbed with garlic, olive oil and tomato. The city is home to Salvador Dali museums and his distinctive style of art is not to be missed, and children can appreciate the surrealist style paintings.
Calella is a beach resort that is perfect for little ones to splash about in the sea and build sandcastles. When you’ve tired of that you can go up to the lighthouse, and then climb to Les Torretes – ruined communication towers that offer views all the way along the coast to Barcelona. At night time the promenade is filled with dancing, puppet shows and story tellers sure to delight children.
In Catalonia, Tarragona sounds amazing for families. There are mosaic-filled museums and a seaside amphitheatre, which are bound to appeal to children studying the Romans at school. There’s something captivating about the Romans as it is, and seeing the constructions left behind will really make history come alive.
And last, but not least, the food in Catalonia is ah-may-zing. Like the thing dreams are made of. Jamón Ibérico, chorizo, olive oils, oh! The list goes on and on! Inntravel sent me a hamper full of delicious goodies, and we have had the best week of after-the-boys-have-gone-to-bed-snacks! The giveaway below has now closed. Thank you so much to everybody who entered.