The Rough Guide to Barcelona
This guide provides coverage of all the sights, from Gothic churches to Gaudi’s extraordinary architecture and the Picasso museum, as well as information and advice on where to stay, where to eat, etc.
Enjoy the ultimate city break with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan on exploring the Sagrada FamÃlia, hitting the tapas trail in La Ribera or chilling out on one of the city’s glorious beaches, this new edition of The Rough Guide to Barcelona will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.
– Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit.
– Full-colour maps throughout and a handy city plan – navigate the back alleys of the Barri GÃ²tic or the Eixample’s grid of modernista buildings without needing to get online.
– Stunning, inspirational images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.
– Things not to miss – Rough Guides’ rundown of Barcelona’s best sights and experiences.
– Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.
– Detailed city coverage – whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: the Ramblas, the Barri GÃ²tic, El Raval, Sant Pere, La Ribera, Ciutadella, Barceloneta, Port OlÃmpic, Port Vell, MontjuÃ¯c, Dreta de l’Eixample, Esquerra de l’Exiample. GlÃ²ries, GrÃ cia, Parc GÃ¼el, Horta, Les Corts, Pedralbes, SarriÃ -Sant Gervasi, Tibidabo, Pacr de Collserola. Attractions include: Sagrada FamÃlia, Casa BatllÃ³, La Pedrera, FundaciÃ³ Joan MirÃ³, La Seu, Transbordador Aeri, La Bouqeria, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Museu Picasso, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Camp Nou.
– Listings – honest and insightful reviews of all the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, with options to suit every budget, along with the latest on Barcelona’s clubs, live-music venues, theatres, galleries and LGBT scene, plus in-depth sections on the city’s sports and outdoor activities, festivals and events, and children’s attractions.
– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, the media; tourist information; entry requirements and more
– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history and books and with a handy language section covering Castilian (Spanish) and Catalan.