Just thought I would give a heads up to anyone needing taxi's in Barcelona that are traveling with children. It is nearly impossible to flag a cab.
The drivers do not want to pick up anyone with chidren. It took a police officer to assist us and the officer had to threaten the driver with arrest if he did not take us to our hotel.
The cab driver repeatly screamed "no familia"!
Our children were standing on the streets with us for over an hour while literally a hundred cabs passed us by. Our children were not eating or having dripping ice cream coming from their hands. We were all well dressed and for some foolish reason, I tipped the driver anyway. Hopefully we set an example for the drivers that have developed this attitude and left us in a very perilous situation.