Barcelona

Barcelona

by Judy Thomson
     
 

Insight City Guide Barcelona is your comprehensive guide book to one of the world’s most-visited cities. From the best spots to view the city to the incredible architecture to where to sample local food, our “Best Of Barcelona” section outlines what not to miss in the city. Features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects, including how

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Insight City Guide Barcelona is your comprehensive guide book to one of the world’s most-visited cities. From the best spots to view the city to the incredible architecture to where to sample local food, our “Best Of Barcelona” section outlines what not to miss in the city. Features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects, including how building projects have rejuvenated the city’s image, where to immerse yourself in the art of Picasso, Miró and Tàpies, Catalan food and up-and-coming wine labels. The travel tips give lots of practical information about what’s on when you’re there, and will help you get around, and find the best places to stay and to eat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780050553
Publisher:
APA Publications Services
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Series:
City Guide Series
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Barcelona is the largest and most exciting port city in the Mediterranean. It basks in a
nest of hills in the northeast corner of Spain, with its back to Madrid and its eyes on the sea that gave it, in parts, a glorious past. Formal, mercantile, medieval - the city's past reverberates in the dark canyons of the old town and in the vast dockyards that today form the maritime museum. Add to this a creativity of spirit that was responsible for some of the finest Romanesque art in the world as well as the great 19th-century modernista buildings of Gaudí and others, and you arrive at a dazzling mix of old and new, a place that never lacks the courage of its convictions. Reticence and shyness are strangers here.

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