Your holiday starts the moment you open the guide... Ensure you don't miss a thing with the essential guide to this must-see city. This guide reveals, in words and hundreds of pictures and maps, the huge range of Barcelona's attractions, from Gaudi's mind-boggling buildings to the Gothic Quarter, and from the Ramblas to the beaches right in the city. Using the unique cutaway maps and 3D aerial views explore all the stunning architecture, inspiring art museums and beaches this cultural hot spot has to offer. Discover where the locals go with reliable restaurant recommendations including mouth-watering seafood, as well as some of Europe's best bars and clubs. Enjoy specially devised scenic walks and thematic tours, and if you need a break from all the urban excitement, the monasteries, vineyards, beaches, ski resorts and national parks of Catalonia are not far away - and are also featured in this guide. With tips on the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, you can be sure your visit to Barcelona is one you'll never forget. The book is the Winner of the Guardian & Observer 'Best Guide Books' Award and Wanderlust Magazine Silver Award for 'Top Guidebook'.