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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (25 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141010711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141010717
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.8 x 16.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,279,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'hugely extensive...a unique insider perspective on everything from festivals to food' -- Sunday Express --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Time Out Barcelona steers you around Spain's coolest city

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By saliero on 11 Feb. 2007
Format: Paperback
I went to Barcelona recently, and in the planning of the trip I consulted four guide books:

Lonely Planet's Barcelona City Guide

Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Barcelona and Catalonia

Cadogan Guides Barcelona (Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls)

Time Out Barcelona

All of them were good. I took two with me: Lonely Planet and Eyewitness.

The reasons I chose those two:

Eyewitness unfailingly has a good quality map, which in my view is LP's downfall. Eyewitness always includes a Street Finder Index which LP does not, and LP often misses out on streets other than the major ones, which can be very frustrating, especially in a city like Barca where there are many alleyways. I never use Eyewitness for hotels - the information is scant and usually more expensive than my (more Lonely Planet) budget, but it has fantastic colour photos and cutaways of buildings, and illustrations which place buildings within their streetscapes. It's a nice book to read on the bus or train going somewhere.

LP specialises in listings, which seemed to be more up-to-date and comprehensive than either Time Out or Cadogan, It also had a good Excursions section which helped a couple of times when I travelled beyond the city. I also liked a couple of the walking routes they recommended. Information on matters such as public transport is comprehensive and detailed. I like the chapters on history, architecture and food as well.

Time Out's great strength for me was in helping to plan. It had a huge array of hotels, and if you were especially interested in nightlife, I would take Time Out. I was there primarily for a conference, and many of my evenings were organised. And I'm also night a great nightclubber, perhaps contrary to Barca lifestyle!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Worthington on 8 Jan. 2008
Format: Paperback
This guide was a thrill to read as it encapsulated the typical guidebook style as well as giving me a new understanding of the city. The first time I went to Barcelona was on a school trip where we spent hours on a bus only to get off, stare at Gaudi's famous Parc de la Ciutadella for two hours (which, by the way is breathtaking) and then go home again. Needless to say I wanted know more about the city, so I bought several guidebooks looking for the one which would help me the most. Timeout helped me no end in planning my second trip and helped me realise there was a lot more to Barcelona than at first sight. Eyewitness and Rough Guide were helpful too but failed when it came to delivering their message promptly and concisely. In reading Timeout, I learnt a lot more about the city's history and beautiful architecture, but certainly the sections to read are Nightlife and Festivals - I was surprised to find out that there were so many festivals in Barcelona, at whatever time in the year you go, there's bound to be one on! When I eventually did go on my second trip, it was a help to know that I had such a comprehensive and up to date guide in my bag. Also the general information on hotels and restaurants was a great help, I stayed in one of their suggested hotels and it was better than expected!
The maps in the guide are very concise. You have the main street maps around central Barcelona, as well as maps for the RENFE local train service and of course the metro.

Timeout stands out as a travel guide as a lot of the information given to you is not touristy - a lot of the listings are hang outs for locals and are lesser known so are less crowded. This makes for a much better trip, and you leave feeling like you have really seen the city, and not just the architecture, at least I did!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Not too touristy! 12 Sept. 2005
By Jennifer - Published on Amazon.com
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We just returned from Barcelona two weeks ago. We had three guide books with us, and this is the one that we consistently carried around. The books were identical in terms of the touristy information and sites. But where Time Out really shines is in the food and drink and nightlife sections. We tried many of their listings and they did not steer us wrong once. Also, their listing s are for places where locals also frequent, which makes for a much more pleasant trip! We had a fabulous time in Barcelona. A couple of recommendations: Park Guell is worth the trip. The following tapas bars were delicious and swarming with locals: Euskal Etxea, Bar Celta Pulperia (get the pulpo and acompany it with a bottle of albarino), and Cerveceria Catalania.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Buy Time Out for nightlife listings for a late-night city 11 Feb. 2007
By saliero - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I went to Barcelona recently, and in the planning of the trip I consulted four guide books:

Lonely Planet's Barcelona City Guide

Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Barcelona and Catalonia

Cadogan Guides Barcelona (Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls)

Time Out Barcelona

All of them were good. I took two with me: Lonely Planet and Eyewitness.

The reasons I chose those two:

Eyewitness unfailingly has a good quality map, which in my view is LP's downfall. Eyewitness always includes a Street Finder Index which LP does not, and LP often misses out on streets other than the major ones, which can be very frustrating, especially in a city like Barca where there are many alleyways. I never use Eyewitness for hotels - the information is scant and usually more expensive than my (more Lonely Planet) budget, but it has fantastic colour photos and cutaways of buildings, and illustrations which place buildings within their streetscapes. It's a nice book to read on the bus or train going somewhere.

LP specialises in listings, which seemed to be more up-to-date and comprehensive than either Time Out or Cadogan, It also had a good Excursions section which helped a couple of times when I travelled beyond the city. I also liked a couple of the walking routes they recommended. Information on matters such as public transport is comprehensive and detailed. I like the chapters on history, architecture and food as well.

Time Out's great strength for me was in helping to plan. It had a huge array of hotels, and if you were especially interested in nightlife, I would take Time Out. I was there primarily for a conference, and many of my evenings were organised. And I'm also night a great nightclubber, perhaps contrary to Barca lifestyle!! If you are - consider Time Out. Its maps were pretty good, but not comprehensive for the area I was staying in, beachside Barceloneta.

That is where the Cadogan guide excelled. Its maps were so good that I pulled them out of the book and took them with me. I would have taken the whole book, but for the weight in my suitcase! Its info about places and sights seemed accurate and comprehensive.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not updated! 11 May 2006
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Don't buy this guide if you are headed to Barcelona soon...The reaon I gave it a 3-Starts rating is that some of the bars this guide recommends do not exist anymore! I wanted to go to three of them and they were all closed or replaced by other businesses.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
how to stomach barcelona 29 Jan. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
it's a bit out of date now (some of the places have closed or changed hands) but still a great read - often with hilarious observations sneaked into the reviews. Plenty of good advice on bargain set lunches, wines, local specilaities and unusual restaurants. I live in Barcelona and still use it weekly for my restaurant picks as, unlke local restauarnt guides, each review comes with closing times, credit card policies, metro stops and illustrated map refereneces. Very handy - when's the next edition coming out?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Weekend in Barcelona 6 Sept. 2003
By John - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
With only one weekend to spend in Barcelona, the Time Out Barcelona: Eating & Drinking book guided us to a couple of great resteraunts. Like other Time Out publications the writers tell it like it is, plus it made for enjoyable reading on the plane.
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