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Top Ten Barcelona (Eyewitness Top Ten Travel Guide) by Annelise Sorensen, ISBN: 756623901 is a very handy, concise and compact guide to the city. Small enough to fit in the average pocket, it's an invaluable travel aid.


With a full compliment of maps - including a main Barcelona one - and some invaluable mini maps, this little book makes it relatively easy to navigate around the main tourist areas of the city. There are also color coded maps of the RENFE and Metro lines to ensure that one can get around with ease and minimum fuss.


If you are unsure of the best place to eat, the whereabouts of the hottest bar or exactly where to find those all important souvenirs, this guide points you in the right direction. With handy hints and tips clearly laid out down the sides of its pages, it's difficult to go wrong with this guide.

Top Ten

The guide also provides the traveler with a top ten list of attractions and must see's. This is a great and no-fuss way of planning an itinerary for a break in the city.


Streetsmart is an invaluable section containing hints and tips from communication to security and health. It is almost like having the advice of a local in your pocket!

All in all, Top Ten Barcelona is a superbly laid out city guide, filled with tips on everything that even the most seasoned traveler could need.

From Barcelona: Stories Behind the City Vol 1. Jeremy Holland, ISBN 1905430744. 

A short story collection starring the tourist, Saint George, a ghost, Antoni Gaudí and many more...

June 01, 2005 new by bigbabbar

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The Shadow of the wind

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The novel, set in post-Spanish Civil War Barcelona concerns a young boy, Daniel. One day just after the war, Daniel's father takes him to the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a huge library of old, forgotten titles lovingly preserved by a select few initiates. According to tradition, everyone initiated to this secret place is allowed to take one book from it, and must protect it for life. Daniel selects a book called The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax. That night he takes the book home and reads it, completely engrossed. Daniel then attempts to look for other more..

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author:Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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