TWLO 002 – Family Friendly Barcelona with Ann-Marie Brannigan of Runner Bean Tours
In this episode, we discover the city of Barcelona, Spain with Ann-Marie Brannigan of Runner Bean Tours. Ann-Marie is originally from Ireland and has called Barcelona home for 7 years. She runs Runner Bean Tours with her Spanish partner and they do walking tours for young and old all around the city. Specifically, Ann-Marie runs a tour for kids through the Gothic quarter, the historic part of the city.
We talk about what to do in Barcelona, where to go, and how to find kids friendly activities around town. We also chat generally about travel to Barcelona, such as safety, food, accommodation and the best times of the year to visit.
Runner Bean Tours - Ann-Marie's tour company in Barcelona
Poble Nou - a family friendly area along the beach where Ann-Marie recommends to stay with your children in Barcelona.
Plaza Espanya - site of the magic fountain where daily fountain shows draws crowds in thousands.
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - free for children to visit after 3pm on Saturdays
CosmoCaixa Barcelona science museum - holds interactive sessions with children from 0-4 and 3-9 years where they can touch, smell and interact with different geological formations, as well as see all sorts of animals.
Sagrada Familia - offers a audio guide for kids, great for making the tour into an interactive session, children can even use it as a scavenger hunt!
Park Güell - colourful and popular with children of all ages
Casa Batlo - Gaudi architecture popular with both the young and old.