Barcelona’s history is seen everywhere in the city. The oldest areas are located by the sea, including the shopping enclave Barri Gotic. The main boulevard, Las Ramblas, is a tree-lined pedestrian mall in the center of the city that is popular with both tourists and locals alike. Further north is fashionable Eixample, the area created as a result of the 19th century expansion of the city. The beauty of Barcelona is the blending of old and new. Much of the attraction of Barcelona is the city’s wide range of sights. Whether you are into architecture, design, football, art, or food - there is something for all types of travelers in the most self-assured city on the Mediterranean.