Take your morning coffee or chocolate and churros in the refined streets of Sant Gervasi. A former medieval village, it was one of the last areas to be absorbed into metropolitan Barcelona which accounts for the charm and personality of village life that it still retains. The well-maintained streets of this prosperous district are lined with opulently decorated homes and lovely gardens, with residents and visitors enjoying rewarding views of Barcelona set out below and the Tibidabo peak of the stunning Collserola mountain range towering above. At weekends and holiday times, head to this lively extension of Sant Gervasi topped with the Tibidabo Amusement Park, The Sagrat Cor Church and Sir Norman Foster's Torre de Collserola television tower. This unique building was constructed for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Taking a lift to the highest viewpoint in Barcelona on the 10th floor is a must. Let a pleasant few hours drift by while you browse the charming shops lining Sant Gervasi's pedestrianised streets, sampling the artisan bread the district is known for or shopping for souvenirs in quirky independent stores. Locals boast that the best patatas bravas in Barcelona are found on their doorstep, the perfect Spanish lunchtime treat. And, the icing on the cake - the countryside is just a step away."