Eclectic. Whimsical. Incomparable. Barcelona's character has always sparked the imaginations of creatives and intellectuals alike, including the famed architect Antoni Gaudí. Modernism's fantasy architecture and the alluring Gothic Quarter might seem like a contradiction, but both are an essential part of the city. Sun-drenched beaches, mouthwatering Catalan cuisine, and art and music scenes make this sophisticated metropolis a true masterpiece. The only limit to a Barcelona adventure is time.