Packed with trivia, facts, travel tips, unmissable landmarks and more, The Little Book of Barcelona tells you everything you need to know about where to go, what to see and how to spend your time best.
Nestled between the mountains and the beach, this cross-cultural Catalan city enjoys the best of both worlds. It's a hub of the hottest trends in the world of culture, fashion, nightlife, cuisine, biotech and design, combining cutting-edge innovation with local and craftmaking traditions. One of the most popular destinations in the world, you can walk through the vibrant boulevard of Las Ramblas, see Gaudi's masterpieces of organic architecture Parc Guell and the breath-taking Sagrada Familia, and savour the gastronomic delights of New Catalan cuisine.
Packed with trivia, facts, travel tips, unmissable landmarks and more, The Little Book of Barcelona tells you everything you need to know about where to go, what to see and how to spend your time best. Take a tour around its neighbourhoods, visit the fine-dining destinations and cava bars, take in a match at Camp Nou - and celebrate this vibrant and romantic city.
'I wrote every day between the ages of 12 and 20, when I stopped because I went to Barcelona, where life was too exciting to write.' Colm Toibin
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Table Of Contents:
History and Heritage: This section covers historical facts, legends, folklore and anecdotes about the city.
The Barrios of Barcelona: Find your way around the pedestrian zones and plazas of the coolest neighbourhoods, from labyrinthine Gothic Quarter to the bohemian Gracia, the hip El Born, trendy Poblenou or edgy Raval, and visit the festivals that various local neighbourhoods host.
A Visual Playground: With unmissable architecture and sights to see, most famously the surreally fabulous Gaudi architecture in Park Guell, Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia, and so much more.
Natural Wonders: Mountains and beaches, parks and cliffs - there are many of nature's beauties to explore in and around Barcelona.
Culture and Sport: Known for the artists such as Picasso and Joan Miro, as well as the famous opera house del Liceu, the vibrant arts and culture are celebrated in this chapter.
Gastronomy and Nightlife: A city of hedonistic pleasures, here are ways to celebrate the rich offerings of the city, from the Mercado de La Boqueria market, festivals and Catalan gastronomy to live music and late-night dancing.