One of the best things about Barcelona
is its many delicious cafes, offering strong Spanish coffee and rich, flaky pastries. I've found the best cafes to be concentrated in the city's enchanting Gothic Quarter, or "Barri Gotic." As in a lot of other European cities, you can linger over a cup of coffee, chocolate croissant, and the morning paper for as long as you'd like without risk of being bothered to give up your table. When you're in Barcelona make sure to enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a stroll through the charming Gothic Quarter, where you'll find everything from entertaining street performers to fun little shops to the obvious highlight, beautiful Gothic architecture.