Barcelona has an amazing range of things to do and see, from medieval lanes winding through the Gothic Quarter, to a rich Catalan culture and top-of-the-league soccer. Once a thriving maritime city, you can still explore the old city, including its 13th-century cathedral, museums housing Roman-era ruins, and neighborhoods made up of 19th-century modernistic architecture.

The city’s revamped waterfront is linked by palm-lined promenades running northeast from Port Vell to the seaside restaurants of Barceloneta, where you get to enjoy a bustling nightlife scene. Below is a comprehensive guide of things to do in the Catalonian capital, whether you’re looking to enjoy a beach getaway or experience Barcelona’s rich heritage.

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