Ramble down Las Ramblas, relax on Mediterranean beaches, and marvel at the sweeping curves of Gaud’s architecture with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Barcelona you’ll find:
Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Barcelona
Rick’s strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
Top sights and hidden gems, from Gaud’s mind-bending Sagrada Famlia and the colorful Picasso museum to cozy bars with vermouth on tap
How to connect with local culture: Join hands with locals in a traditional sardana dance, chat with fans about the latest ftbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas
Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick’s candid, humorous insight
The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of cava
Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods, museums, and cathedrals
Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go
Useful resources including a packing list, Spanish and Catalan phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended reading
Over 300 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
Complete, up-to-date information on Las Ramblas, Barri Gtic, El Born, Eixample, Montjuc, and more, as well as day trips to Montserrat, Figueres, Cadaqus, and Sitges
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Barcelona.
Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Barcelona.
With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll ramble down the Ramblas, explore the medieval Old City, and discover funky boutiques and hangouts in characteristic El Born. Learn how to master the Metro and how to bypass the long lines at Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. Immerse yourself in Catalan culture, ponder the art at the Picasso Museum, and go on a tapas bar crawl. Then head to the Eixample—Barcelona’s “uptown”—to marvel at the Modernista architecture of Casa Milà and the Block of Discord.
Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations on what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
Date Published: 2013-01-08
Alternate description: Amazon
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