The Rough Guide to Barcelona

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Practical travel guide to Barcelona featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Barcelona. The Rough Guide to Barcelona also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Barcelona, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Barcelona covers: the Ramblas, the Barri Gòtic, El Raval, Sant Pere, La Ribera and Ciutadella, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic, Port Vell, Montjuïc, Dreta de l'Eixample, Esquerra de l'Exiample. Glòries, Gràcia, Parc Güell, Out of the city.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences selection for every kind of trip to Barcelona, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in La Pedrera to family activities in child-friendly places, like Park Güell or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like The Sagrada Família.


Essential pre-departure information including Barcelona entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Barcelona give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for hitting the tapas trail or chilling on one of the city beaches.


Rough Guides' rundown of La Ribera, El Raval, Port Vell, Barceloneta's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Barcelona, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Barcelona, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Barcelona, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning La Seu and the spectacular Casa Batlló.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Barri Gòtic, the Eixample and many more locations in Barcelona, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241306390
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 2/28/2018
Pages: 288
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
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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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