Built in 1929, the Montjuïc Magic Fountain is one of the city's most iconic attractions, and hosts spectacular light and water shows to audiences – for free – on selected days during the week.
Other works of Catalan-born architect Antoni Gaudí are synonymous with Barcelona, and include one of the city’s most iconic structures – the Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church.
Another of Gaudí's major sites in the city is the distinctive Park Güell – replete with colourful mosaic structures and sculptures, and boasting a famously fine view of the city.
Barcelona’s is known as the one of the best ‘beach cities’ in the world, with nine well-looked after beaches attracting sun-seekers and party-goers making the most of the year-round good weather.
Packed to the rafters with fresh fruits, cheeses, olives, meats, seafood, and much more, the colourful La Boqueria is known one of the best markets in the world – attracting a mix of locals, tourists, and restauranteurs to its busy La Rambla location.
Head to an authentic tapas bar, elbow your way to the front, and get stuck into the menu – which could include everything from pan con tomate (fresh bread with tomato, oil, and salt) to fideua, the Catalonian paella.