Step onto the other side of Las Ramblas and you will find the somewhat shabby district of Raval. Whilst some bits of Raval are far from wholesome, some of Barcelona's prettiest streets and outdoor cafes can be found here, and the MACBA hosts some of the best contemporary art in the city.
We've come so far and yet haven't even mentioned Senor Gaudi yet! Time to introduce the great man. Whilst his handiwork is dotted all across Barcelona you'll find the maestro's most familiar facades, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo, on the Passeig de Gracia (another of the city's huge boulevards, and a haven for high end shopping). For his masterpiece however you'll have to take the metro into L'Eixample ('The Addition') where you can witness first hand the overpowering architecture of La Sagrada Familia. Complete your Gaudi-themed tour with a trip to Park Guell.
Sick of sightseeing? Well chomp on an energy bar and get going again because there're plenty more attractions you can't go home until you've seen. Montjuic mountain with its castle and Magic Fountain, views from the top of Tibidabo, and lazy days on the beach at Barceloneta. There really is more to see than can be printed here so check out our district by district guide to find out more about Barcelona's abundant attractions, or venture further into Catalonia on one of these unmissable day trips.