Why kids love Barcelona

Why kids love Barcelona

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This idea is based on the idea of «the city is our playground». In this version, it is applied to kids, and it relates to what they use their free time for. What they do in Barcelona is to play.

The skate version of this article is The Barcelona skate scene.

The student version is also valuable.

The parents take them out to play

The parents bring their kids to places to play. The parents traditionally sit on a bench nearby to chill out. Sometimes the parent actually plays with the kids, too. The parent of Barcelona takes part in the time that is the most fun of the kid here. They sometimes take part in play time. The parents play ball, or hide and seek with their children.

Parc de la Ciutadella
Parc de la Ciutadella
Ciutadella Park, Passeig de Picasso, 21, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona invites everyone to play

It is very socially acceptable and looks natural to play as an adult in the streets. I haven't seen this in Norway, and I have been to a lot of parks. The parent who sits on a bench looks bored to death. The parent who plays in the park has an amazing experience. In Norway, we focus on the nature as you can see in The Lofoten article.

Besos bumps skatepark
Besos bumps skatepark
Rambla de Prim, 135, 08020 Barcelona, Spania

The scientific reason

My theory is that the comfortable weather and the color of the buildings and the personality of the participants is the reason why it is so common to play in these super public places. Or maybe it is because the city is super public and open. It becomes a lifestyle.

The squares and football

The kids in Barcelona is playing ball in the squares They have a beach ball and takes that to Universitat plaza and plays a type of football game with their own rules that they made. When you play with kids you don’t have to follow the strict regime of traditional football rules. The idea is to just put four bottles to make goals and then play FIFA street. There is no physical fighting in this version of football, only occasional crying.

Universitat plaza Barcelona
Universitat plaza Barcelona
08007 Barcelona, Spania

The sculptures are for play

The kids in Barcelona are using the sculptures as slides. You have a lot of shapes in Barcelona. The sculptures look like they are made for children to use, and some, actually are. There’s a dragon statue next to Sants station. It has three slides on it. The kids try to run as far up on the slide as they can, and then fall and slide down. The mothers of the child also try because it is hard not to!

Sants station
Sants station
Plaça dels Països Catalans, 1-7, 08014 Barcelona, Spania

Hide and seek

Kids play games like hide and seek around the buildings. You have a lot of hidden pockets around the buildings in Barcelona. There are little caves that are very tempting you to make a little house out of it. Some homeless people make houses out of these pockets and kids are using them for spots to hide in the game of hide and seek. The pockets are literally hidden gems in the city.

Marbella skatepark Barcelona
Marbella skatepark Barcelona

The author

Kai Bonsaksen

Kai Bonsaksen

I'm Kai from Norway. I always follow that little voice in my head that tells me to go and explore new places … and on itinari, I talk about the ones I know the best!

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