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Moon Barcelona & Beyond: With Catalonia: Day Trips, Local Spots, Strategies to Avoid Crowds (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
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Whether you're marveling at Gaudi masterpieces or cheering with locals at a fútbol match, soak up the best of Catalonia's sun, sea, and delicious flavors with Moon Barcelona & Beyond.
- Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Barcelona's most interesting neighborhoods, like the Gothic Quarter, El Born, the Ciutat Vella, and Gràcia, and nearby regions, including Girona, Sitges, and more
- Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from tons of itinerary options designed for foodies, beach-goers, history buffs, art lovers, and more
- See the Sights: Marvel at the Sagrada Familia's fantastical architecture, hike through the colorful Parc Güell, see Picasso's earliest-known drawings, and stroll the narrow streets of the Barri Gòtic
- Get Outside the City: Savor cava in the Penedès wine region, swim in the sparkling water on the Costa Brava, explore the medieval village of Besalú, or climb to the Sant Jeroni peak in Montserrat
- Savor the Flavors: Feast on a seafood paella, sample your way through a bustling market, and find the best spots for authentic tapas
- Experience the Nightlife: Sip sangria on the beach, discover a local favorite cocktail bar, people-watch from a bustling terrace, and enjoy regional Catalan wines
- Get to Know the Real Barcelona: Follow suggestions from Barcelona transplant Carol Moran for supporting indie businesses and avoiding crowds
- Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps
- Handy Tools: Background information on Catalan and Basque history and culture, plus tips on ethical travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around
Exploring more of Europe? Check out Moon Venice & Beyond or Moon Lisbon & Beyond.
About the Author
Originally from England, Carol Moran is a writer and editor who has been living in Barcelona since 2008. When she first arrived, she fell immediately in love with the city's vibrant street life, diverse cityscapes, and 2,000 years of history. Not too long afterwards, she fell in love with a local, who went on to become her husband.
Over the years, she has experienced Barcelona as a visitor, a student, a young professional, and, more recently, as a parent. She is the senior editor of Barcelona Metropolitan, the city's oldest monthly English-language magazine and website aimed at helping foreign residents navigate their new home. She previously worked in architecture after studying it at Newcastle University and the Universitat de Politècnica de Catalunya. When she's not busy writing, she loves to spend time dancing, cooking, and working on her newfound love of photography.