I return to the sea views, climbing to the Mirador de Colón lookout via the elevator installed inside the monument’s column. Once I am back on the street, I round out my visit with a tasting of four Catalan wines: Alella, Pla de Bages, Catalunya and Penedès. As the first street lights flicker on, the night tour of Ciutat Vella and the Gothic quarter begin, visiting Santa María del Pi, the Cathedral and charming plazas like Sant Felip Neri, a place that speaks to the working man’s Barcelona and still has wounds from the tragic Civil War on some of its walls.