An unbeatable guide to the buzzing city of Barcelona and the rural region of Catalonia, packed with photos and maps, insider tips, useful advice, and information.
Inspiring itineraries will help you discover the best things to do in Barcelona and Catalonia, from marveling at Barcelona Cathedral and Gaudí’s Sagrada Família and Park Güell, to enjoying the sun on the Costa Brava and visiting the peaceful monasteries, such as Montserrat, in the hills of Catalonia. You’ll find listings for a variety of Catalonian hotels and restaurants, as well as a guide to help you find the best tapas in Barcelona. Unique illustrations, stunning photography, and detailed maps make this guide the essential companion to your trip to the region.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Barcelona & Catalonia truly shows you this city as no one else can.
Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.
Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations
Detailed itineraries and “don’t-miss” destination highlights at a glance
Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights
Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums
Free, color pullout map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected site and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances
Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area
Area maps marked with sights and restaurants
Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation
Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights
Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city
Marketing: 25th-anniversary tote
Promotions at New York Times Travel Show
National trade and consumer advertising and promotions
Independent bookstore outreach
Year-long Google search and display
Targeted Facebook advertising
Social media campaign
Publicity: TV/radio tour
National consumer press outreach
Wanderlust Travel Awards 2009-2017
“Known…for its four-color maps, photos and illustrations, the [DK] Eyewitness Guides are extremely user-friendly for travelers who want their information delivered in a concise, visual way.”—Chicago Tribune
“The best option…Color photos, maps, and diagrams bring the place to life.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer