Berlitz Pocket Guide: Barcelona
Berlitz Publishing Company
Publisher: Berlitz Publishing Company
Series: Berlitz Pocket Guides
This fully revised and updated Berlitz Pocket Guide is packed with all the information you need to enjoy Barcelona, in a genuinely pocketable format. Places to go are explored within easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, so you can locate the information you need at a glance. The city's top attractions are conveniently identified to help you plan your trip and to ensure you see the most spectacular architecture, museums, beaches and other unmissable attractions.
The brand new 'Perfect Day' feature is designed to link all the most exclusive experiences that won't fail to inspire you and help you plan your ideal trip, beginning with breakfast in La Rambla and ending with a night on the town, where you can dance until dawn. From Barri Gotic and La Ribera to the Diagonal and Tibidabo, all areas are covered in depth alongside full-colour photographs that give a highly visual introduction to the city. Full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation wherever you are and include a plan of the Barcelona Metro and Rail.
For those wanting to travel further afield there is information on the best excursions, including a trip to Montserrat's monastery and Sitges with its three seaside museums. A concise history chapter and the handy cultural tips throughout the guide combine to give you a deeper understanding of Barcelona's past and present, from the Catalan strive for independence to famous personalities and their work such as Antoni Gaudi. There are also plenty of ideas for how to spend your leisure time, whatever your interests, from shopping and the exciting array of nightlife on offer, to art galleries, local festivals, relaxing on the beach and popular activities for children.
The 'Eating Out' chapter recommends local specialities and provides full listings for all the best places to eat and drink, including useful Spanish phrases to help you read the menu and place your orders. Further Spanish phrases can be found on the front cover flap, ideal for quick reference. The comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides an A-Z summary of all the expert practical advice you will need, including reliable recommendations of hotels to suit all budgets, information on health, transport, climate and currency, tips for travellers with disabilities and much more.
Small in size but big on content, this guide will help you truly get to the heart of this fabulous city.