8 tips to visit Casa Batlló with children and enjoy it to the fullest.

I am José Gómez, a full time licensed guide and  father of 2 little ones who love to discover exciting things about Barcelona.

Children really enjoy  Antonio Gaudí´s buildings and Casa Batlló is one of his most original works.

Taking a child to visit a house of Gaudi is almost guaranteed success. The little ones love colors, shapes and fantastic shapes  that are very present in all  these houses that he designed.

In all the years that I have been working as a licensed guide, I have guided to hundreds of families with children through this monument.

I am going to give you 8 tips to visit Casa Batlló with children and enjoy it to the fullest:

1. Before entering, stand on the opposite sidewalk, from where you can enjoy an excellent view of the facade.

On the roof you will see a large stretched dragon with his scales. The façade is inspired by the legend of Saint George who saved a princess fighting a terrible dragon.

2. Buy tickets in advance and on the official site as there are some web portals that charge you an extra commission.

3. Make your visit first thing in the morning. You will enjoy it much more.

Inside the Casa Batlló the corridors are narrow and when many people gather, the little ones can become overwhelmed and lose interest in the visit.

4. When entering, let the children go first and leave them set the pace.

The whole house is a great surprise and when we go from one room to another. Little ones love to discover all these items and show us.

5. As you go up to the attic, you will see a transparent glass on the landings that when looking through them gives us the feeling that we are diving.

Gaudí was inspired to decorate the interior of the house in an underwater world.

6. When we reach the attic, a white spiral staircase awaits us that goes up to the roof. Children enjoy this spiral stairs because they do not know what they will find at the end. It leads to the roof.

7. From the roof you enjoy a magnificent view of the city and you can touch the back of the dragon!

8. Learn a little about the history and most remarkable points of Casa Batlló.

In this way, you can explain things to  children and together you will enjoy the experience much more.

You can find information in all the travel guides. The monument has audio guides, but sometimes you get lost between the buttons and the headphones.

And also… .you have me… .I would love to be your guide! 🙂

I provide private guided tours of La Casa Batlló that also include a visit to Paseo de Gracia, the exterior of La Pedrera, La Casa Amatller and La Casa Lleó i Morera, as well as many more surprises.

The price of the guided tour is € 110 per group (up to 9 people).Duration 1h20. The price does not include tickets. I assure you that we will have a great time.as I am a licensed guide you will avoid the long lines.

Here you can read some opinions of some participants in my visits.


If you want more information you can listen to the podcast I dedicated to visiting La Casa Batlló with kids.

4 tips to visit La Sagrada Familia with children and spend an exciting time together

Children love La Sagrada Familia.

In all these years that I have been working as a guide I have seen many families with their little ones enjoying a lot discovering this wonder by the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudí.

It is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential visit if you come to Barcelona.

In this post I am going to give you 4 important tips to visit it with children and enjoy it to the fullest.

1. Buy tickets in advance (it is very important)

The access to the interior is limited and if you want to buy the tickets on the same day of the visit they will surely be sold out.

Buy tickets on the official site of La Sagrada Familia. There are some sites that sell them, but they charge an extra commission.

The ticket price is: € 26 for adults, € 24 for students and € 22 for seniors. Free for children under 12 years old.

2. Visit it early in the morning. (doors open at 9:00)

I know what you are thinking … that we are on holidays and we want to sleep! but if you continue reading, I will explain below why it is so worth going to La Sagrada Familia  soon.

You will avoid the hottest hours that in the summer months can be very overwhelming. Our goal is to carry out the activity in such a way that our little ones feel as comfortable as possible.
You will also  avoid the large queues to access the venue that usually form from mid-morning.

3.Plan well how to get there.

There are two metro lines that reach the monument (the blue and the purple lines). The stop is called “Sagrada Familia”

If you have a bad combination to get there by public transport, I recommend you take a taxi. Traveling by taxi in Barcelona is quite affordable. It is essential to have a good start and that the children do not arrive tired and overwhelmed by the rush and subway transfers.

4. Prepare the visit, you will enjoy it much more.

You can use a travel guide will tell you about the most important stuff: history, symbols and anecdotes about La Sagrada Familia.

La Sagrada Familia also has audio guides that you can use. They are a good option, although the little ones find them a bit difficult since they tend to get confused with the numbers and the explanations.

and you also have me :-). I would love to be your guide. My guided tour to La Sagrada Familia is a private tour, just for you and although it is not a visit only for children I adapt it to the little ones and adults, so that they can also enjoy it to the fullest.

The price of the tour is €110 par groupe (up 9 people).  Tickets are not included :€26 adult, €24 student and €22 seniors. Free for less 12 years old.The visit lasts 1h20 and as I am a licensed guide you will avoid the long lines.

I encourage you to visit this marvelous place you will surely love it.

If you want to know more about how to prepare the visit with children, I invite you to listen to my podcast: