Barcelona contains both the authentically historic and the wildly bizarre. From the tree-lined Las Ramblas to the narrow alleys of Barri Gòtic; from the beachside nightclubs to the city’s dozens of sacred churches and cathedrals, this city by the sea seems to attract all types. The family, the adventurer, the couple, the backpacker, the culture lover and many more. With an overwhelming variety of things to do, you could stay for a few days, but you really need a whole week to immerse yourself. Much of the activity revolves around Las Ramblas, a series of narrow streets and alleys packed with restaurants, nightclubs and a vibrant pedestrian market. Take a tour of Antoni Gaudí’s Parc Güell, Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia. The city offers one of Europe’s most eclectic shopping scenes and the region’s exquisite food and wine.