Author(s): Insight Guides Staff
A vibrant, dynamic city that also passionately preserves its heritage, Barcelona offers everything from innovative architecture and food to Gothic treasures and streets that are made for strolling. Explore Barcelona is a brand new guide and the perfect pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 19 easy-to-follow routes, taking in all of the classic sights, such as the Sagrada Familia and La Rambla, alongside discoveries of art in Monjuic, beaches at the Port Olimpic and wine, further afield, in Catalonia. Insight's trademark cultural coverage and stunning photography perfectly set the routes in context, with introductions to Barcelona's cuisine and shopping, as well as an overview of Catalan identity and modernisme, the city's distinctive architectural style. Each route guides you through an interesting neighbourhood with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information including a language guide and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map.
Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Barcelona will help you discover the very best of the Catalan capital.
Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.