Synopses & Reviews
What Will Your Barcelona Encounter Be?
...finishing a night out with a dip in the Med at sunrise (p170)
...fine Catalan cuisine in a low-lit Eixample restaurant (p119)
...funky little boutiques in the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic (p53)
...ascending La Sagrada Familia for an angel's-eye view of the city (p109)
...choral harmonies in the opulent Palau de la Musica Catalana (p79)
...glistening fish, juicy jamon and ripe fruit in La Boqueria market (p56)
Discover Twice The City In Half The Time...
-full-color pull-out map and detailed neighbourhood plans for easy navigation
-our resident author recommends top neighbourhoods, sights, restaurants, shops and entertainment
-unique itineraries and highlights help you make the most of a short break
-local experts reveal Barcelona's secrets: from the architectural highlights of the publisher at the Urban Landscape Institute to where the owners of Los Caracoles restaurant go for dinner
Chicago Tribune, August 5, 2007
"...a complete city guide boiled down to its essences, a sort of text-messaged guidebook with photos and quotes from locals geared to a savvy weekend visitor."
San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2007
...this one gets down to business...it packs witty writing, abundant maps (detailed neighborhood views and a citywide pullout) and informative photos into 288 pocket-sized pages.
, April 2007
'...Encounter guides...discreet in size, but generous enough on page count to provide a fuller city experience minus the hefty guidebook load.'
Written by a resident author, this edition now includes a detachable pullout map to a city that has seen a 249 percent increase in tourism in the past decade.
Written by a resident author and featuring a detachable pull-out map, this volume is a "complete city guide boiled down to its essences, a sort of text-messaged guidebook with photos and quotes from locals geared to a savvy weekend visitor ("Chicago Tribune").
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