The quirky capital of the Catalan region isn’t just a beachside city; it’s a haven for food lovers, history buffs, art connoisseurs and sports fans alike. Wander the Gothic Quarter, shop the Paseo de Gracia and stumble upon Gaudi’s intriguing work scattered across the city. The views from Park Güell and the inside of Sagrada Familia are not to be missed – it’s impossible to understand the scale of Gaudi’s vision until you’ve sat beneath its vast roof. Visit the massive Boqueria market and take a cooking class preparing a feast of local specialties. At night catch a flamenco show or stop at one of the city’s many wine bars and feast on tapas to your heart’s content.