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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Barcelona!

•Updated frequently, Fodors Barcelona provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.

Fodors Barcelona features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including out top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Barcelona.

•Experience Barcelona like a local! Fodors Barcelona includes choices for every traveler from eating paella at a beachfront terrace to seeing Gaudís whimsical buildings to wandering the Gothic Quarters narrow streets , and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Fodor's writer George Semler, a Barcelona resident for three decades and a contributor to "Saveur" and other magazines, shares insider information travelers won't find elsewhere--from review of locals' favorite tapas bars to tips for viewing Gaudi's "Sagrada Familia."

Synopsis:

Indispensable for both business and pleasure travellers, "Fodor's Gold Guides" get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts, who live in Barcelona, give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do, from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. "Fodor's Barcelona" shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges, from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. One of the top Fodor's destinations, Barcelona has long been dubbed 'La Gran Encisera' - the Great Enchantress. Little wonder: capital of Catalonia, with the bustle of the world's busiest seaport, the medieval romance of its Gothic Quarter, and a feast of Catalan Art Nouveau buildings - including the great creations of Antonio Gaudi - Barcelona remains one of the most visually stunning cities in Europe.

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:
9781400014569
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Author:
Semler, George
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fodor's Gold Guides
Publication Date:
20080304
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.14x5.52x.78 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fodor's writer George Semler, a Barcelona resident for three decades and a contributor to "Saveur" and other magazines, shares insider information travelers won't find elsewhere--from review of locals' favorite tapas bars to tips for viewing Gaudi's "Sagrada Familia."
"Synopsis" by , Indispensable for both business and pleasure travellers, "Fodor's Gold Guides" get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts, who live in Barcelona, give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do, from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. "Fodor's Barcelona" shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges, from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. One of the top Fodor's destinations, Barcelona has long been dubbed 'La Gran Encisera' - the Great Enchantress. Little wonder: capital of Catalonia, with the bustle of the world's busiest seaport, the medieval romance of its Gothic Quarter, and a feast of Catalan Art Nouveau buildings - including the great creations of Antonio Gaudi - Barcelona remains one of the most visually stunning cities in Europe.
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