Here is something that is probably true: If you go to Barcelona, you're gonna party. The club scene is incredible and massive and it feels like the party never ends. Thus, siestas are a necessity.
But don't party and siesta your entire experience away. Barcelona is defined by its absolute architectural mastery, historic streets, beautiful beaches, incredible art scene and don't forget the bold (and delicious) tapas.
So, get lost in the cobblestoned Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter), get awe-struck by Gaudi's masterpieces, venture into random restaurants and eat a ton of food, visit the Museu Picasso and the Fundació Joan Miró, and lay out on la Barceloneta.
Click through the slideshow below to experience why a visit to Barcelona is a must.
A group of people chat in a passage in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Antoni Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A view of 'La Rambla' street in Barcelona, Spain. 'La Rambla' is a street in central Barcelona, a 1.2 kilometer-long tree-lined pedestrian mall between Barri Gotic and El Raval, it connects Plaza Catalunya in the center with the Christopher Colombus monument at Port Vell. (Photo by Samuel Aranda/Getty Images)
La Rambla roundabout in a square of Figueres, Gerona province. (Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)
Artists perform a show in La Rambla street in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Samuel Aranda/Getty Images)
Plaça de Catalunya
A scenic view of Sitges, Spain. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
A view of the exterior of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. (Photo By View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images)
Barcelona. Old city: Gothic District. (Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)
Cathedral of Barcelona. Cloister. Gothic art. (Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)
Skyline of Barcelona's Old, Gothic and Raval Quarters in Catalonia, Spain.
A night view of Plaza Sant Jaume square in Barri Gotic Barri Gotic ('Gothic Quarter') is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Despite several changes undergone in the 19th and early 20th century, many of the buildings date from Medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. (Photo by Samuel Aranda/Getty Images)
Plaza del Rey. Barcelona. Gothic architecture. (Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)
Gothic quarters of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
A passage in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.