Barcelona Guidebook

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Barcelona Guidebook
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • Stuffed with self-guided walks and tours
  • Full coverage of four day-trip destinations
  • Extra tips on kids, shopping, and nightlife
  • Easy-to-follow maps

    Buy your Barcelona Guidebook:

    What's Included

    In Rick Steves Barcelona you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:

    • Practicalities
      • Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of Spain, Barcelona, Barcelona's Old City, and Barcelona's transit system)
      • ​Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and movies
      • Getting around Barcelona by metro, bus, and taxi
      • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
      • Transportation in Spain: Trains and driving
      • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, making hotel reservations, and other helpful hints
    • Recommended Sights and Activities
    • Recommended Hotels and Restaurants
    • Self-Guided Walks
      • Ramblas Ramble
      • Barri Gòtic
      • El Born
      • Eixample
    • Self-Guided Tours
      • Cathedral of Barcelona
      • Picasso Museum
      • Sagrada Família
      • Park Güell
    • Day Trips
      • Figueres
      • Cadaqués
      • Sitges
      • Montserrat
    • And More
      • Barcelona's history, culture, and cuisine
      • Barcelona with children
      • Barcelona's shopping and nightlife
      • Handy Spanish and Catalan survival phrases


    Author(s): Rick Steves
    Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x 1 ¼"
    Weight: 10.5 oz
    Pages: 330
    Publication date: October 2014
    Next edition arrives: Not yet scheduled

    Is This the Right Book for Me?

    Should I get both the Barcelona book and the Spain book?

    Probably not. If you're only spending a few days in Barcelona, as part of a longer trip in Spain, the larger guidebook for the whole country is all you're likely to need.

    If, however, you're spending at least four days in Barcelona, the extra information in Rick Steves Barcelona is worthwhile. Compared to the Barcelona chapter of Rick Steves Spain, the Barcelona guidebook offers much more in-depth sightseeing information, more self-guided city walks and museum tours, and more advice for travelers specifically interested in the city's shopping, nightlife, or activities for kids. Other information is generally the same — the Barcelona chapter of our Spain guidebook has all the hotels, restaurants, and nitty-gritty practical advice for Barcelona that you'll find in the city guidebook (and the Near Barcelona chapter of Rick Steves Spain has just as much detail on Barcelona's day-trip options as Rick Steves Barcelona).

    What's the difference between the Rick Steves Barcelona guidebook and the Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona guide?

    Our Pocket Barcelona guide works best for people taking a short trip, or perhaps a return trip, to Barcelona. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket Barcelona is smaller than the full-size guidebook and in full color (but still offers our best sightseeing advice and a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, plus a fold-out map). For travelers who want to delve deep into Barcelona — whether it's because they're staying longer, are visiting for the first time, and/or appreciate more thorough information — the full-size guidebook is a better option, as it offers more substantial (and more frequently updated) advice on every front: more information on practicalities, sightseeing, self-guided tours, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, kids' activities, and the city's history and culture, plus complete chapters on the best nearby day trips.

    Updates and Feedback

    Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Spain, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

    Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.