DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Barcelona Paperback – 1 Feb 2010
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It has an easy to follow grid referencing system with clear maps at the front and back of the book.
I swear by these guides and will not visit a place without taking a Top 10 guide with me.
Top 10 sights to see in BCN (with a detailed breakdown of each feature)
Then the top 10 buildings, squares (placa), churches, museums, cafes, restaurants, night spots, gay hang-outs, shopping areas, markets, city views, parks and beaches, walks and bike rides, activities, kids attractions, festivals, and arts and music venues.
Then broken down by each area ("around town") in BCN are the top 10 local sights, shops, clubs, cafes, bars and restaurants, including beyond BCN.
Then you have a "streetsmart" section which gives you all sorts of useful tips on getting around, getting to/from the airport, tours and trips, safety, money and banking, shopping and accommodation etc.
Finally you have the maps (Metro underground, zoomed out overall map, and zoomed in Barri Gotic area), within the book (including one you can remove and keep on your person) which were very useful for finding little places which are not actually in the book. The size of the book was great as if you have some decent sized pockets (like the side ones in a pair of long shorts) you can take this book with you everywhere and as a result hopefully never get lost!).
The one aspect of the book that I found a little light, was the restaurant reviews, it was great that there were lots of cafes, bars and restaurants named and mentioned, however the amount of information on each restaurant was a little lacking (although to be fair there was info on many places along with a rough price guide).Read more ›
It contains 3 important maps: A map of Barcelona, a map of the gothic quarter, and a subway map. These maps are clear and well detailed.
By using the top 10 guides I managed to plan out all the must see places and the best places to eat - I definitely recommend the sagrada famiia. + there are top ten guides for each district so you can find out what is near you.
Out of the guides I have seen, this and the AA one are easily the best.
Although the Rough Guide was much bulkier and heavier, I ended up carrying it with me all the time.
I think this travel guide is good if you dont have a lot of time and you just want to see the main things, and it is also quite good considering the small volume of it. For more information, get a more thorough guide.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Always a reliable brand to get with great maps and advised day tours in the city.Published 7 months ago by Magpie
Fantastic for the city weekend trip! I love the structure, top ten of everything and then top ten of every sights divided per city area. And the fold-out mini map is very helpful!Published 20 months ago by Nathalie Spång
Am going away to Barcelona for a few days and thought may as well check out Amazon for any guide books. Read morePublished on 22 Jan. 2013 by Trees
This is a quality product and fantastic value for money which should prove an invaluable aid for years to comePublished on 28 July 2012 by ray