1. Visit the Old City

Cathedral of Saint Eulalia, Barcelona, Spain

Visit the Cathedral in the old city, the Palau Reial Major, and the Picasso Museum. Take a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). Have lunch at Textil Café, Carrer Montcada 12. Tour the Textile Museum. Stop to see the Santa Maria del Mar church, one of the best preserved Gothic monuments in the city. Visit the Bridge of Sighs. Walk by the Roman walls near La Seu Cathedral. Dine at Portoles Restaurant, Diputació 375. (Remember, dinner does not begin before 8:30 p.m.)

2. Begin With the Ramblas

Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain

Las Ramblas begins at the Placa Catalunya. Take the elevator to the top of the Mirador de Colon, with a stature of Christopher Colombus on top, for a spectacular view of Barcelona. Stop for Italian ice cream at Farggi Tub's & Ice Cream, Plaça de Catalunua 19. Explore La Boqueria, officially known as Mercat Sant Josep. It is one of the most spectacular food markets in Europe. Els Encants, a traditional flea market, is on Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. They sell clothes and jewelry on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Visit the Gran Theatre de Liceu. Have a coffee by the Placa de la Boqueria, where Miro has a mosaic pavement in the square. Tour the Palau de la Musica Catalana and get tickets to a show. Dine at Cafe Alfonso, Roger de Luria 6.

3. See the Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

The Sagrada Familia is Gaudi's masterpiece. Visit the oldest synagogue in Europe. Shlomo Ben Adret. Stop for coffee in the Parc de la Ciutadella. Dine at Senyoy Parallada, C/Argenteria, 37.

4. Enjoy the Works of Gaudi

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Gaudi created some delightful and amusing buildings. Begin at La Pedrera, the Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Casa Terrades, and then relax in the Parc Guell. Spend the afternoon shopping in the Corte Ingles, Spain's largest department store.

5. Replicas, Montjuic & the Magic Fountain

Magic Fountain, Barcelona, Spain

Poble Espanyol, a "village" containing replicas of buildings of most of Spain's regions. Book Flamenco for an evening. Explore Montjuic. On the way, stop at the Magic Fountain. The Fundacio Joan Miro is a museum that welcomes children.

6. Take a Train to the Beach

Beach at Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

Take a train to Sitges to relax on the beach. Dine at Restaurant Mediterran-ni, C/Major 80.

7. Relax or go to Tibidabo

Tibidabo, Barcelona, Spain

Free day to relax and go back to favorite places. Go to a tapas bar: Xaloc, Barri Gothic, or Sagardi, Ribera. Take a boat tour on the Golondrinas or go to Tibidabo, Barcelona's amusement park.

8. Visit Girona

Spend the day in Girona. Wind through the narrow medieval streets. Visit the Banys Arabs (Arab baths). Explore the Jewish quarter. See the Cathedral, which has the world's widest nave. Wander over to the Museu d'Art. Lunch at El Celler de Can Roca.

9. Tour the Cava Region

Corduniu Winery Entrance Hall, near Barcelona, Spain

Visit the Cava region, Codorniu and Freixenet. Eat in a tapas bar.

10. Spend the Day in Barcelona

Spend the day in Barcelona. See the zoo and La Barceloneta. Dine at the famous fish restaurant Agua, Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta 30.

11. A Day in Montserrat

Mo nastery at Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain

Take the train to Montserrat, the monastery where you can visit the shrine of the Black Virgin of Montserrat.

Before You Leave

Revisit the places you loved the most or to see something you missed. Reflect on all you've done and save the rest for next time. ¡Hasta pronto!