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Barcelona (Lonely Planet City Map) Map – 1 Jan 2005


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  • Map: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; Fol Map edition (1 Jan 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740597206
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740597203
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 10.3 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,880,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sherman's Travel, April 2007
'...Encounter guides...discreet in size, but generous enough on page count to provide a fuller city experience minus the hefty guidebook load.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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72 of 73 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:

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.

I took Eyewitness because it 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.

Time Out's great strength 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.
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67 of 73 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jan 2002
Format: Paperback
Every minute of my 4 days in Barcelona was used effectively due to planning my time using this book.
From which train line to get from the Airport, the precise 21 minute journey the book referred to, following the 'Moderinste' walk to view Gaudi to the tapas bar recommended for lunch, to the time of the water fountains - the entire book was first class.
If I had to find a criticism, it was that some of the restaurants recommended were closed - there again, I did go the first weekend in January, not an ideal time to visit anywhere!
Thoroughly good value buy for anyone visiting Barcelona!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By emgracelife on 19 Mar 2008
Format: Paperback
I have borrowed just about every well-known guide book on Barcelona from my library in preparation for my first visit to the city, and have got more use from this little book than all the others combined! The layout and contents are very user-friendly and tells you very useful stuff. I'd recommmend it for anyone who, like me, wanted an introduction to the city, and pointers on where to visit for a short break. I'll definitely be looking out for this range for future trips to other cities.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Mar 2006
Format: Paperback
Having just been to Barcelona, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, not only did it enable me to see both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Barcelona but it also helped me stay on my strict student budget. I especially liked the section on ‘Walking Barcelona’ where you can go on 3 specialised tours exploring the Old Town (my recommendation), El Raval and the Modernisme Trail.
You can buy this guide on most of the market stalls along La Rambla, but you will find that they come with a much higher price tag (I bought mine for 20 euros). I also recommend reading ‘Homage to Catalonia’ by George Orwell before you go; it is a brilliant insight into The Spanish Civil War. You may even be able to spot places along La Rambla where Orwell was caught up in the street fighting between the Assualt Guards and POUM troops.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Keen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Mar 2008
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After the low point of my relationship with Lonely Planet (Montréal and Québec City), I was pleased to have my faith restored in the imprint with this excellent guide.

As you'd expect, author Damien Simonis sings the city's praises, but it's never over the top and, let's face it, how many cities can you name that can beat Barcelona? (Of the three I can think of, two are Spanish.) This is a well-measured talking up of a city that needs no talking up.

A number of elements make Barcelona for me: accessibility of live music, art, food and language.

Taking the last first, this is the only place I found Simonis indecisive, and I have to admit I'm still confused myself, but generally speaking I get away with my self-taught Spanish, I've only been (semi-)upbraided once for not speaking English or Catalan, most of the signage is in Catalan, and all the newspapers in the hotels are in Spanish. The way I read it, Catalan in Barcelona is a little stronger than Gaelic in Dublin, but it's close. You'll hear "Adeu" in some places, but most people say "Adios". A useful addition to the Catalan section, though, would be some help with pronunciation.

For food, there are a few good tips, and although none of the restaurants I've eaten at are in the book it's hardly surprising - there are so many to choose from, and so many are good. So for tapas I could recommend Matamala in La Rambla de Catalunya (which may be too new for this edition), very swish and post-modern (and pricey), or the very basic, order-at-the-bar El Paso in one of the narrow carrers in the Bari Gòtic, where the tapas is half the price.
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