Catalunya in Miniature
February 21, 2013 Leave a Comment
If you are on holiday in Barcelona with the kids and you’ve seen all there is to see and done all there is to do, the kids by this time be starting to find the whole holiday thing a little boring. There is a little place just outside of Barcelona well worth visiting, Catalunya in Minature.
This fascinating park has 150 scale models of practically every important or historic building in Catalonia, some of which you may have already seen like the Barcelona Cathedral, the Sagrada Familia amongst many others. Master artisans take the buildings original plan and from these new plans are made at 1:25, then the work commences on building a scale model of the original building.
The scale models are then placed in the beautifully landscaped gardens, the park circuit is divided into the provinces of Catalunya, starting in Girona before heading through the provinces of Barcelona, Tarragona and Lleida and finishing with a homage to Catalonia’s own Antoni Gaudí.
Finally another activity for the kids is the enchanted forest, a great way to finish the visit. The kids are sure to love it, swinging through the trees like Tarzan, climbing rope bridges and ladders in the treetops. The Bosc Animat is an aerial forest park high in the trees. There are four adventure circuits, gnomes, fairies, elves and trolls. Each circuit is adapted to diffent ages and heigts of children and the more challenging are under the supervision of a park monitor.
There is also a mini train, picnic area and playground to make your day complete. So when you think there is nothing else to do in Barcelona and the kids are driving you crazy. Head out to Catalunya in Minature for a great day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the kids are sure to love it.
Torrelles de Llobregat
How to get there
Car: take the A2 until exit 602 and follow the signs to Torrellas de Llobregat.
Bus: Catch a “Soler I Sauret” bus 62 from the bus stop on C/Riera Blanca with Traveserra de les Corts
Train: Catch a FGC train to Sant Vicenç dels Horts then a bus to Torrelles de Llobregat.
Open every day
Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec :10am-5pm
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sept: 10am-6pm
July., Aug: 10am-8pm