Explore Barcelona with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful city has to offer... Spread out between the Mediterranean and gently rising mountains, modern buildings rise above the alleyways of the Gothic old city. Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle in countless bars, cafes and restaurants in this lively Catalan metropolis that is both ultra-modern and steeped in tradition and history. If you're interested in art and culture, you will be amazed by the city's extraordinarily well-preserved Gothic quarter, its fine examples of Catalan Art Nouveau (Modernisme), and its award-winning post-modern structures. This is Barcelona!
Your Marco Polo Barcelona Pocket Guide includes:
Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into the city. Savour delicious Catalan tapas, wander winding paths between bridges and fountains or discover architectural jewels and breath-taking art collections.
Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best `only in' Barcelona experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself. Sightseeing - all of the top sights are organised by areas of the city so you can easily plan your day.
Discovery Tours - 4 specially tailored walking tours that will get you to the heart of Barcelona. See the impressive basilica, explore the labyrinth of Gothic streets, enjoy glorious views or soak up the sunshine with a perfect paella. You can experience Barcelona's unique charm, green oases, hand-picked restaurants and the best local activities with these personal tours.
Barcelona in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Barcelona includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the city to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.
Touring App - you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again!
Street Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed street atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.
Useful Spanish phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by.
Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Barcelona to show you around this fabulous city. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Barcelona has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.