Fodor's Barcelona: with Highlights of Catalonia & Bilbao (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Barcelona: with Highlights of Catalonia & Bilbao (Full-color Travel Guide)

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 0804142289

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Barcelona, including the medieval Gothic Quarter, Barceloneta's beach life, and Gaudí’s distinctive architecture. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from the Boqueria market to Park Güell
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on Spanish wine and the Sagrada Família
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip

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free concerts featuring performers such as Arianna Savall, daughter of early-music virtuoso Jordi Savall. | Pl. de Catalunya 9, Eixample | 08002 | 93/301–4494 | www.obrasocialcajamadrid.es | Station: Catalunya. Centre Cultural Metropolità Tecla Sala. Some of the most avant-garde exhibits and installations that come through Barcelona find their way to this cultural powerhouse, a 15-minute metro ride away in the suburb of Hospitalet de Llobregat. (Note that the Josep Tarradellas address is not

Heaven” is widely considered among the best in Barcelona for herbal remedies, teas, spices, oils, natural cures and treatments and cosmetics of all kinds. A mere deep breath of air here will probably cure whatever ails you. | Travessera de Gràcia 120, Gràcia | 08012 | 93/218–6907 | Station: Gràcia. Mercat Gòtic. A browser’s bonanza, this market for antique books and art objects occupies the Plaça de la Seu, in front of the cathedral, on Thursday. | Pl. de la Catedral s/n, Barri Gòtic | 08002 |

the action; top technology; nonpareil views. Cons: corporate groups favor this hotel; bookings can be hard to get. | Port Alegre 53 | 93/894–8676 | www.hotelsansebastian.com | 48 rooms, 3 suites | In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi hotspot, Internet terminal, pool | AE, DC, MC, V | EP. Terramar. $$ | This once-splendid hotel built in the 1930s sits at the end of the long beachside promenade. Some rooms, with drab orange-and-brown color schemes, still show the effects of a 1960s

the lofty patio with its rooftop skylight, and the bustling, busy feel of the place will help to boost your biorhythms to those of energetic Barcelona. This hotel is about equidistant from everything in the city, and its soundproofed rooms provide the refuge you need from the roaring Gran Via. Pros: well positioned; lively lobby filled with savvy clients from all over the world; friendly staff. Cons: on a major cross-town artery, where traffic is usually frantic all day; sometimes booked by

groups; undistinguished architecture and design. | Gran Via 647, Eixample | 08010 | 93/412–1115 | www.hoteles-silken.com | 141 rooms, 4 suites | In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, gym, parking (paid) | AE, DC, MC, V | EP | Station: Passeig de Gràcia Granvia. $$ | A 19th-century town house and Moderniste enclave with a hall-of-mirrors breakfast room and an ornate staircase, the Granvia allows you to experience Barcelona’s Art Nouveau even while you’re sleeping. (To stay in character, go

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