The capital of Catalonia and 2nd largest city in Spain is Barcelona with its nearly 2 million residents. It is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Mediterranean coast, which makes Barcelona an extremely popular tourist destination, as well as a favorite of the Spanish locals. The history of the city dates back to the time when it was known as Barcino, a Roman occupied town, some 2,000 years ago.
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Barcelona is a continually busy hub of activity and features one of the busiest seaports in Western Europe, excellent restaurants, many architectural landmarks, and top brand name fashion shops. It’s also a terrific vacation destination for families traveling with children due to the many notable theme parks located in the city. We’ve listed the top theme parks in Barcelona for your consideration when vacationing there.
Big Fun – located on the Centre Comercial Maremagnum’s second floor, this is one of Barcelona’s most famous and well-known theme parks. The latest novelties and technology associated with the video game world can be found here as well as what many consider an overwhelming assortment of fair games. There is a separate play area for children only where they can have fun climbing up, jumping, and sliding down to their heart’s content. If they just want to play around with a bunch of plastic balls, they can do that, too.
Caribe Aquatic and Port Aventura Park – if you want to experience a great family day out just playing and having fun, this is the place. Whether your preference is a thorough drenching on one of the many water rides or a heart-pounding ride on one of the numerous roller coasters, Spain’s most popular theme park is just the ticket. You can even listen to reggae music while relaxing in the sunshine if that is what you choose to do.
Isla de Fantasia – one of the most superbly designed and engineered aquatic theme parks offers a large variety of aquatic attractions such as 9 bars and restaurants, free buffet service, macro swimming pools, and much more. They also provide a variety of other services including ATM’s, dressing rooms, free parking, infirmary, locker facilities, mini golf,
shopping areas, and showers.
Tibidabo Amusement Park – this is one of Barcelona’s most famous theme parks and a favorite tourist destination as well as a popular attraction for the locals. The park probably sees more visitors in a year than what the population of the city is. The major attractions of the park include the Big Dipper, the Blue Tram, the Castle of Terror, and the Funicular. However, without a doubt, the Tibidabo Amusement Park crown jewel is the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart.
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