This brand new edition provides a comprehensive and highly visual introduction to the lively and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, bringing its history, places and local people to life at the turn of a page. The 'Places' section provides a detailed, district-by-district exploration of all the places to visit and principal sites along the way are clearly cross-referenced by number to the full-colour maps found throughout the guide. Expanded and updated restaurant listings feature the best eateries to suit all budgets within each area, providing the address, phone number, opening times and price range, followed by a useful review. Barcelona is a shopping hotspot and this guide reveals insider tips on where to find the best buys. A brand new 'Editor's Choice' section illustrates everything you simply can't afford to miss, including lesser-known attractions, family activities and money-saving hints. Expert local writers provide authoritative essays on the city's history and interesting cultural features. A fully-indexed street atlas enables instant orientation, helping you to navigate around the city with ease and also plots restaurants.
The comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides all the essential information you'll need for a hassle-free holiday, covering accommodation for all budgets, transport, activities and useful booking information, plus a handy A-Z of further practical advice and contact details. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice makes this guide a fascinating background read and an invaluable on-the-spot companion.
Table of Contents
Best of Barcelona: Top Sights: La Boqueria; Fundacio Joan Miro; Palau; de la Musica Catalana; Park Guell; La Pedrera; Picasso Museum; La Rambla; Sagrada Familia; Santa Maria del Mar; Waterfront and Beaches; Editor's Choice. Introduction: Guide at a Glance; The Barcelonans. History: The Making of Modern Barcelona; Decisive Dates. Features: Architecture; Art and Inspiration; Designer City; A Passion for Food; Wine. Insights: Mini Features: Urban Spaces; History of La Rambla; The Jewish City; 22@ Business District; Photo Features: Festivals; Modernisme; Shopping and Markets; Beaches; The MNAC; Sagrada Familia; Park Guell; Montserrat. Places: Orientation; Placa de Catalunya and La Rambla; Barri Gotic; La Ribera, Born and Parc de la Ciutadella; El Raval; The Waterfront; Montjuic; The Eixample; Above the Diagonal; Around Barcelona. Restaurants and Bars: Placa de Catalunya and La Rambla; Barri Gotic; La Ribera, Born and Parc de la Ciutadella; El Raval; The Waterfront; Montjuic; The Eixample; Above the Diagonal; Around Barcelona. Travel Tips: Transport; Accomodation; Shopping; Actiivities; A-Z of Practical Information; Language. Maps: Map Legend; Orientation Map; Street Atlas; Restaurants and Hotels Atlas; Barcelona inside front cover; La Rambla; Barri Gotic; La Ribera, Born an Parc de la Ciutadella; El Raval; The Waterfront; Montjuic; The Eixample; Above the Diagonal; Around Barcelona; Barcelona Metro inside back cover.