Make sure to pack most of what you need for the afternoon including a diaper bag, snacks, local currency (euros) and your stroller.
The streets through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona are mostly cobblestone, so although taking your stroller around isn’t exactly smooth sailing, it’s not too bad.
Anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is great. Otherwise, 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. is also great. The timing in Spain is shifted back about three hours for what you might be used to for meals. For example, dinner is usually served at 9 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. Also, be mindful that most shops close between about 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for siesta.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Barcelona. The summertime is typically the busiest and most touristy and winters can be a little rainier.
Stroll through Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and end up at the amazing “Mercado de La Boqueria” (La Boqueria Market) on this half-day itinerary. These attractions in Barcelona offer an amazing array of sights, tastes and sounds. Start the day at the Cathedral of Barcelona and watch the locals do the sardana, a traditional dance. Join in! Then, meander west through the narrow alleyways of the town across Las Ramblas and eventually end up at La Boqueria Market. This is Barcelona’s premier food market. Parents and kids will be in awe at the wide selection of fantastic food and drinks. This adventure is a half-day, depending upon your pace. Either way, a great day out on your Barcelona family vacation.