Avinguda Diagonal is not one of the main attractions in Barcelona but it is one of the most important business and shopping areas in the city (for additional information – Shopping in Barcelona). In the area you can find many activities that are not dedicated especially for tourist but can be quite interesting for kids and families. For example, in the malls you can enjoy many family-friendly attractions such as movies, video games and many others. Another possibility is to visit the end of the boulevard, near the beach, where you can visit two markets that are enjoyable for the entire family (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona).
If you are interested in shopping opportunities, Avinguda Diagonal is the ideal place for you. It is different from Passeig de Gracia which is full of high-level and expensive fashion shops. On Avinguda Diagonal many shops and malls are dedicated for the inhabitants of Barcelona and not for tourists so you can find also cheap shops and outlets on the avenue.
Both on the west and east side of the street you can find many shops where you can buy clothes and toys for kids. Next to the beach you can visit the Glories Shopping Center and several small malls. In the western part, near Maria Cristina, there are also numerous family-friendly shops. Some examples of stores dedicated for children situated on Avinguda Diagonal: Mango, Boboli, Disney Store, Zara and many more. Therefore, if you are interested in shopping for your kids, the shops on the boulevard can be quite good options.
It is also suggested to combine your shopping tour with other attractions in the area, such as Torre Agbar and the beach.
Family-friendly Hotels near Avinguda Diagonal
The accommodation in the area of Avinguda Diagonal is highly recommended for families. Unlike the area of La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter, the avenue is not situated in the center of Barcelona but it is a very accessible area. This means that rooms are cheaper than in the city center (for additional information – Hotels near La Rambla, Hotels near Gothic Quarter and Cheap Hotels in Barcelona). Especially if you are not interested in the nightlife activities (for additional information – Visit Barcelona at night) and sleeping in the middle of the city is not something indispensable for you, accommodation near Avinguda Diagonal can be a good option for your family (for additional information – Family-friendly Hotels in Barcelona and Hotels in Barcelona).