The Rough Guide to Barcelona

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This Barcelona guidebook is perfect for independent travellers planning a longer trip. It features all of the must-see sights and a wide range of off-the-beaten-track places. It also provides detailed practical information on preparing for a trip and what to do on the ground. And this Barcelona travel guidebook is printed on paper from responsible sources, and verified to meet the FSC’s strict environmental and social standards. 

This Barcelona guidebook covers: The Ramblas; Barri Gótic; El Raval; Sant Pere, La Ribera and Ciutadella; The waterfront; Montjuïc; Dreta de l'Eixample; Esquerra de l'Eixample; Sagrada Família and Glòries; Gràcia, Park Güell and Horta; Les Corts, Pedralbes and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi; Tibidabo and Parc de Collserola; Out of the city.

Inside this Barcelona travel book, you’ll find:


  • A wide range of sights – Rough Guides experts have hand-picked places for travellers with different needs and desires: off-the-beaten-track adventures, family activities or chilled-out breaks

  • Itinerary examples – created for different time frames or types of trip

  • Practical information – how to get to Barcelona, all about public transport, food and drink, shopping, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, tips for travellers with disabilities and more

  • Author picks and things not to miss in Barcelona –  La Pedrera, city beaches, a tapas tour, Camp Nou, Fundació Joan Miró, La Seu, Transbordador Aeri, Tibidabo, Casa Batlló, La Boqueria, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), The Ramblas, Park Güell, Museu Picasso, Sagrada Família, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)   

  • Insider recommendations – tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money, and find the best local spots

  • When to go to Barcelona – high season, low season, climate information and festivals 

  • Where to go – a clear introduction to Barcelona with key places and a handy overview 

  • Extensive coverage of regions, places and experiences – regional highlights, sights and places for different types of travellers, with experiences matching different needs

  • Places to eat, drink and stay – hand-picked restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels

  • Practical info at each site – hours of operation, websites, transit tips, charges

  • Colour-coded mapping – with keys and legends listing sites categorised as highlights, eating, accommodation, shopping, drinking and nightlife  

  • Background information for connoisseurs – history, culture, art, architecture, film, books, religion, diversity

  • Essential Spanish, Catalan dictionary and glossary of local terms 

  • Free download of the eBook – available after purchase of the printed guidebook to Barcelona 

  • Fully updated post-COVID-19

The guide provides a comprehensive and rich selection of places to see and things to do in Barcelona, as well as great planning tools. It’s the perfect companion, both ahead of your trip and on the ground. 

Book Details

ISBN: 9781839059933
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 7/2/2024
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.4 out of 5, 5 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Better guides are available

Reviewed on October 28, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Ok. Wouldn't say it is a must have. Better guides sre available

Amazon Customer

Very useful... The only one we used

Reviewed on August 19, 2019
Paperback | Verified

A great book. Useful for proper websites to buy tickets before you go, or even when you're there. Also useful for opening times and free times (eg after 3pm on Sundays)

Amazon Customer

Little pocket friend

Reviewed on October 31, 2018
Paperback | Verified

I have also loved the style of Rough Guide books, the way they are written is both entertaining and insightful. Great city to visit and definitely worth investing in this great little book.

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