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Lonely Planet Barcelona is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll along La Rambla past colourful flower stands, enjoy the whimsy of Gaudi's architectural details, or spend an evening sampling Spanish tapas at an outdoor cafe; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Barcelona and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Barcelona Travel Guide:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, music, dance, architecture, politics, sports, cuisine, wine, and more
- Free, convenient pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 30 colour neighbourhood maps
- Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Day Trips
- Coverage of La Rambla, Barri Gotic, El Raval, La Ribera, Barceloneta, The Waterfront, La Sagrada Familia, L'Eixample, Gracia, Park Guell, La Zona Alta, Montjuic, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Barcelona, our most comprehensive guide to Barcelona, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for just the highlights of Barcelona? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Barcelona, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Barcelona, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Spain guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Spain, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Anna Kaminski, and Vesna Maric.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Overall, this is book is a very good source for anyone who plans to spend a significant amount of time in Barcelona. It's got useful information on just about anything worth experiencing and useful neighborhood by neighborhood descriptions and suggested walking tours. It's chock full of recommendations for dining, hotels, entertainment and other activities of interest. There are many useful maps. That said, if you're only spending a few days in Barcelona, then the Barcelona sections of the Spain guidebooks are probably sufficient. Rick Steve's book has an excellent section, for example. I was also extremely disappointed with the usability of the eBook format. I loaded the book on a new iPad Air 2, and pages loaded very slowly. Links to other sections of the book, which I thought would be a chief advantage of the eBook format, were so slow that I basically avoided using the feature. There are many links throughout the book to the applicable maps for specific sites and activities. Again, if the connections worked better, this would have been an extremely helpful feature. There are also links to Google Maps, which worked well when I downloaded the book to my desktop computer, but didn't function at all on the iPad. Overall, I would recommend buying the paper version of the book, if you want something to take with you.