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Fodor's Barcelona, 3rd Edition: With Highlights of Catalonia & Bilbao (Fodor's Barcelona)

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Fodor’s Barcelona

PLAN YOUR PERFECT TRIP

Full-color guide 

• Make your trip to Barcelona unforgettable with maps, illustrated features, and color photos.

Customize your trip with simple planning tools 

• Convenient overview of each region/island/neighborhood and its highlight

• Best bets for local dining

• Easy-to-read color neighborhood maps

Explore the Sagrada Família, the Boqueria market, Park Güell, and beyond

 Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more 

• “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers

• Illustrated features on the Gaudí’s sites, Spanish wines, and Spain’s food revolution 

• Best tapas touring, museum hopping, and beachcombing

• Tips for making the most of your euros

Opinions from destination experts

• Fodor’s Barcelona-based writers reveal their favorite local haunts

• Frequently updated to provide the latest information

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 6

Chapter 1: Experience Barcelona ............ 7

Barcelona Planner ............ 8

Top Barcelona Attractions ............ 10

Great Itineraries ............ 12

Whats Where ............ 1416

Quintessential Barcelona ............ 18

If You Like ............ 20

Barcelona Today ............ 22

Chapter 2: Exploring Barcelona ............ 23

The Rambla: The Heart of Barcelona ............ 26

The Barri Gòtic: Medieval Splendor ............ 44

The Raval: West of the Rambla ............ 55

Sant Pere & La Ribera: The Medieval Textile & Waterfront Districts ............ 62

La Ciutadella & Barceloneta: Near the Port ............ 74

The Eixample: Moderniste Barcelona ............ 81

Gràcia: Radical Chic ............ 101

Upper Barcelona: Sarrià & Pedralbes ............ 107

Tibidabo, Vallvidrera & the Collserola Hills ............ 114

Montjuïc ............ 117

Chapter 3: Where to Eat ............ 123

Where to Eat Planner ............ 124

Best Bets for Barcelona Dining ............ 126

Cafés & Tapas Bars ............ 156

Wine Bars ............ 164

Chapter 4: Where to Stay ............ 167

Barcelona Lodging Planner ............ 168

Chapter 5: Nightlife & the Arts ............ 197

Nightlife ............ 198

The Arts ............ 209

Chapter 6: Sports & the Outdoors ............ 217

Chapter 7: Shopping ............ 225

Chapter 8: Catalonia: The Costa Brava to Tarragona ............ 251

The Costa Brava ............ 256

Inland to Girona ............ 288

Southern Catalonia ............ 300

Catalonia Essentials ............ 310

Chapter 9: Excursion to Bilbao ............ 315

Exploring Bilbao ............ 316

Where to Eat ............ 337

Where to Stay ............ 343

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 348

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 351

Shopping ............ 352

Bilbao Essentials ............ 353

Barcelona Essentials ............ 357

Getting Started ............ 358

Booking Your Trip ............ 363

Transportation ............ 372

On The Ground ............ 385

Spanish Vocabulary ............ 399

INDEX ............ 405

About Our Writer ............ 416

BARCELONA IN FOCUS

Exploring Barcelona

Gaudí: Architecture through the Looking Glass ............ 8893

Where to Eat

Spains Food Revolution ............ 141145

CLOSE UPS

Catalan First, Spanish Second ............ 28

La Diada de Sant Jordi: Barcelonas Lovers Day ............ 37

Barcelona: An Architectural Toy Box ............ 39

El Call: The Jewish Quarter ............ 48

The Fragrances of Sant Ponç ............ 59

The Barrio Chino ............ 61

Picassos Barcelona ............ 71

On the Menu ............ 133

Refuel Around Town ............ 139

Barcelonas “Must-Eat” ............ 146

With Children? ............ 152

Ground Rules for Coffee ............ 157

Tapas: The Ultimate Movable Feast ............ 161

Lodging Alternatives ............ 178

Care to Order a Beer? ............ 201

Move Over, Milan ............ 232

Savory Souvenirs ............ 243

On the Menu ............ 277

Farmhouse Stays ............ 295

Abandoibarra: Bilbaos New Heart ............ 327

MAPS

The Rambla ............ 32

Barri Gòtic ............ 46

The Raval ............ 57

Sant Pere, La Ribera, La Ciutadella & Barceloneta ............ 65

The Eixample ............ 84

Gràcia ............ 102

Sarrià & Pedralbes ............ 109

Montjuïc ............ 119

Where to Eat in the Barri Gòtic & Born-Ribera ............ 130131

Where to Eat in the Rambla, Raval & Poble Sec ............ 135

Where to Eat in Barceloneta & the Port Olímpic ............ 138

Where to Eat in the Eixample, Gràcia, Sarrià, Pedralbes, Sant Gervasi & Tibidabo ............ 148149

Where to Stay in the Ciutat Vella, Barceloneta, Port Olímpic & Fòrum ............ 173

Where to Stay in the Eixample ............ 185

Where to Stay in Upper Barcelona: Gràcia, Sarrià, Sant Gervasi, Putxet & Pedralbes, Tibidabo & Vallvidrera ............ 192

Catalonia ............ 258259

Girona ............ 289

Bilbao ............ 322323

Where to Eat in Bilbao ............ 341

Where to Stay in Bilbao ............ 345

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400004232
Publisher:
Fodor's Travel Publications
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Editor:
Hart, Maria Teresa
Author:
Fodor's
Author:
Hart, Maria Teresa
Subject:
Travel-Spain
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.00x5.32x.80 in. 1.16 lbs.

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