One area in which Barcelona does not lack is in the array of eclectic, funky, innovative and really cool attractions and activities found within. It's a city full of avant- garde architecture, trendy design and advanced urban development, not to mention the thriving contemporary art scene and ties to luminaries such as Picasso, Miro and Dali; all of whom made Barcelona their watering hole at different points in their lives. Whether you're more partial to the 'foodie' experience, a history buff or fascinated by Modernism and the works of Antoni Gaudi, there are plenty of options to keep one occupied for a day, a weekend or a few weeks.
From tapas tours to the magnificence of Gaudi's works and that of his contemporaries including Lluis Domenech i Montaner amongst others, to bike excursions and relaxing strolls in Ciutadella Park, Barcelona has plenty of exciting things to see and do no matter how long your stay. There are also a fair amount of free activities and attractions in the city as well as plenty of great things for kids. La Rambla is a fun walkway to visit and the parks provide for beautiful scenery at no cost. There's also the chocolate museum, which isn't free, but provides for hours of entertainment.