Ramble down Las Ramblas, relax on Mediterranean beaches, and marvel at the sweeping curves of Gaudí's architecture with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Barcelona you'll find:
Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Barcelona
Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
Top sights and hidden gems, from Gaudí's mind-bending Sagrada Família and the colorful Picasso museum to cozy bars with vermouth on tap
How to connect with local culture: Join hands with locals in a traditional sardana dance, chat with fans about the latest fútbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas
Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of cava
Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods, museums, and cathedrals
Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go
Useful resources including a packing list, Spanish and Catalan phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended reading
Over 300 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
Complete, up-to-date information on Las Ramblas, Barri Gòtic, El Born, Eixample, Montjuïc, and more, as well as day trips to Montserrat, Figueres, Cadaqués, and Sitges
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Barcelona. Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona.
About the Author
Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually. He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves' Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.
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