Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona

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Discover the best of Barcelona with this compact, practical, entertaining Pocket Rough Guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for travellers on short trips, and covers all the key sights such as the Ramblas, Sagrada Familia, La Ribera, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest independent recommendations from expert authors.

The Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona covers: Along the Ramblas; Barri Gotic; Port Vell and Barceloneta; El Raval; Sant Pere; La Ribera; Parc de la Cituadela; Montjuic; Port Olimpic and Poble Nou; Dreta de l'Eixample; Gracia and Parc Guell; Camp Nou, Pedralbes and Sarria-Sant Gervasi; Tibidabo and Parc de Collserola; Montserrat; Sitges.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Barcelona, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Barri Gótic to family activities in child-friendly places, like Parc de la Ciutadella or or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Parc Güell.

Covering Port Olímpic, Poble Nou, Glóries and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

The routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like Sagrada Família and Parc Güell and hidden gems like La Seu and Caixa Forum.

Venture further afield to Montserrat or Sitges. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive.

Written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to Barcelona.

Packed with pertinent practical information, this is a convenient companion when you'reout and about exploring the Mercat de la Boqueria.

With every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy.

Features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout.

Includes invaluable background information on how to get to Barcelona, getting around, health guidance, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A–Z directory and a handy language section and glossary.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194289
Series: Pocket Rough Guides
Publication Date: 3/31/2019
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 100 x 191mm


This title is a part of Pocket Rough Guides

Pictorial, compact travel guides series to countries, cities and regions with a pull-out map and factual travel tips perfect for short trips and travellers seeking concise travel information and practical listings.

  • Concise practical travel information includes getting there, getting around, climate and safety tips, accommodation, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Things Not to Miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded places chapters with key coverage of places and sights in points-of-interest structure

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Pull-out detailed maps with marked-up key sights or listings

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide from May 2019

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99-£8.99 | $12.99-$13.99

Extent: 128–208 pages


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4.6 out of 5, 5 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Needs updating

Reviewed on May 28, 2022
Paperback | Verified

Post pandemic many of the recommendations are closed. We also found the maps to be inaccurate. I’m normally a big fan of the Rough Guide but this one was a little off.

Amazon Customer


Reviewed on December 29, 2021
Paperback | Verified

Really useful little book has all the info and a pockets sized map.

Amazon Customer


Reviewed on August 15, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Good little guide book.

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