Rather than waking up to the sound of tourists descending on the Sagrada Familia, in Sants-Montjuïc you’ll wake up to the buzz of locals scurrying off to work. Or, perhaps they'll be enjoying their first or second breakfast of the day. This is Barcelona at its unhurried best: atmospheric, not over-exposed to tourists, and alive with places to enjoy a coffee or vino blanco. There are plenty of sights in Sants-Montjuïc, too. You can catch a cable car up to Montjuïc Castle, take in a light show at the Magic Fountain or check out the Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya. This landmark institution features one of the world’s best collections of 19th- and 20th-century Catalan art. Spending a couple of hours here is the perfect way to engage with Barcelona’s Catalan identity.