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6 Best Places to Visit in Spain with Family

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Mother and daughter at Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

With beautiful beaches and countless activities, Spain is an exceptional choice for your family vacation, with these top six must-see places to visit for families with children of any age.

Promises of medieval passageways and a coastline blanketed with golden sands, preserved Moorish palaces, and displayed works of master artists create a compelling ambiance across the country. You can sample new and exciting flavors or learn to cook traditional Spanish dishes in a family-friendly kitchen.

From Malaga to Barcelona, you can find these six exciting places you must visit during your family vacation to Spain.

Overview

  1. 1. Travel in Time to Medieval Spain at Toledo
  2. 2. Explore Medieval and Contemporary Charms of Barcelona
  3. 3. Enjoy History and Culture as a Family in Seville
  4. 4. Revel in Culturally Rich Ambiance Along the Coastline at Malaga
  5. 5. Discover Glimmering Moorish Interactive History at Granada
  6. 6. Explore Magical Island Life at Majorca
  7. Find the Best Place in Spain for Your Family

1. Travel in Time to Medieval Spain at Toledo

View of The Alcázar of Toledo in Spain.

The Alcázar of Toledo in Spain.

Whether wandering the cobblestone streets or visiting a working sword-maker, Toledo is the perfect place to explore Spain as a family.

No matter the age of your children, you can experience the past, revel in the preserved beauty, and even take a high adventure with a ziplining excursion that takes you soaring over the medieval rooftops.

In Toledo, your family will not just learn about history, but feel immersed in it.

Highlights of Toledo: Alcázar de Toledo | Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes | Sinagoga de Santa Maria La Blanca | Museo el Greco | Puerto de Alfonso VI

2. Explore Medieval and Contemporary Charms of Barcelona

Interior of La Sagrada Familia  in Barcelona, Spain.

Interior of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona is a wonderland of majesty for children of all ages, demonstrated in surreal architecture and vibrant cultural life. The enticing ambiance of lively streets and aromatic cafes turns into an immersion of medieval history and local heritage, unique artwork, and colorful views across the cityscape.

Whether visiting Parc Guell or witnessing the majesty of a dancing fountain, Barcelona feels like an adventure that embraces a rich past with unique perspectives to create a wonderful place your family can discover.

Highlights of Barcelona: Gothic Quarter | La Barceloneta | Museum of Catalan History | La Boqueria Market | La Sagrada Familia | Park Guell

3. Enjoy History and Culture as a Family in Seville

Plaza de Espana at sunset in Seville, Spain.

Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain.

Seville is an astonishing city for families, where the layers of Spain’s history and culture converge.

The cobbled lanes that lead to the cathedral can become a playground where the past comes to life, whether when strolling through Plaza de Espana or taking a horse and carriage to beneath the towering former minaret.

With an archeological collection on display in the Palace of Countess of Lebrija to the rhythms of flamenco that pulsate on the streets, visiting Seville with the family is an experience of connection.

Highlights of Seville: Royal Alcazar |  Museum of Flamenco Dance | Catedral de Sevilla | Barrio Santa Cruz

4. Revel in Culturally Rich Ambiance Along the Coastline at Malaga

View of Malaga Bullring and Harbor in Spain.

Malaga Bullring and Harbor in Spain.

Malaga is the embodiment of quintessential Spain, where you can uncover the gateway to the golden coastline and the visions of Moorish Andalusia. With an elegant history dating back nearly three millennia, your family can bask in the glamour of castles as you walk along preserved ramparts or enjoy the sounds of the rickling fountains.

Art lovers can sample the diverse aesthetics of famous local artists or the famous perspectives of Picasso. Whether lounging on the beach or being inspired by artifacts, Malaga can introduce your family to new cultures and history, while highlighting the fun of Spain along the way.

Highlights of Malaga: Alcazaba Castle | Gibralfaro Castle | Principle Sciences Museum | Picasso Museum | Playa de la Misericordia

5. Discover Glimmering Moorish Interactive History at Granada

Alhambra palace and fortress in Granada, Spain.

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

Granada is a land of myth and legend, ancient walls, and enchanting mysteries. Synonymous with the preserved regal ambiance of Spain, the Alhambra is a sprawling palace that provides an imaginative space where your family can explore crumbling towers or investigate lush gardens.

The Science Park transforms the historic city into the future as you explore the modern world with interactive exhibits. From the cuisine to the ambiance, hiking the hills to exploring the streets, Granada brings the fantasy of Spain to life for the entire family.

Highlights of Granada: Alhambra | Generalife | Nasrid Palaces | Royal Chapel of Granada | The Science Park

6. Explore Magical Island Life at Majorca

View of Porte de Soller in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Porte de Soller in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Beaches, caves, castles, and more can reveal the charm and beauty of this bustling island escape, Majorca.

Visit the Cuevas del Drach to find one of the largest underground lakes in the world. Pay a visit to the Arta Caves, with their impressive stalactites and stalagmites, as you move from chamber to chamber, after which some downtime on any of the island's breathtaking beaches invites you to soak up the sun in style.

For something different, walk out to the Lighthouse of Cap de Formentor or discover the Castell de Capdepera with your family.

Highlights of Majorca: Cuevas del Drach | Palma de Mallorca | Old Town | Valldemossa

Find the Best Place in Spain for Your Family

Mother and son playing at Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain.

Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain.

The must-see family-friendly places in Spain can open exciting perspectives into the history, heritage, and authentic daily lives of locals. From the quiet ambiance of a traditional plaza to the colorful aesthetic of an historic town, Spain can captivate your entire family.

Our Spain Tours & Vacations have the right combination of excursions and explorations for your next trip, and Zicasso’s Spain Travel Guide can give you new insight into how to explore Spain.

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