Barcelona is the capital of the Mediterranean and the jewel in the crown of European art nouveau. This guide is the best way to get your bearings. More than 20 handy maps will help you find your way around and explore and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and local colour of the different neighbourhoods. The guide covers works by Gaudí, Picasso, Miró and Tàpies; it recommends the best beaches, gardens, museums and landmarks; it gives you tips about local gastronomy, from tapas bars to Michelin-starred restaurants; it provides information about theatre, music, sporting events and festivals; it lists the finest shops, from centuries-old emporia to cutting-edge boutiques; and it introduces the top tourist attractions found in the counties near Barcelona. The information is presented in an easy-to-use and convenient format.