The Gothic Quartier
In this medieval area of Barcelona, you can visit the Gothic Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume, the Mayor's House and El Palau de la Generalitat (the regional Government Palace).
The genius of the young artist is revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent collection. The 50-year-old museum also reveals Picasso's deep relationship with Barcelona. www.museupicasso.bcn.es/en
The second-oldest restaurant in Spain dates to 1786 and serves excellent Catalan cuisine. Quintana, 5; (34-933) 173-027.