Explore Barcelona, part of a brand-new series launch for March 2014, is the perfect pocket companion for your trip: a full-color guide containing 19 easy-to-follow routes, taking in all of the classic sights, such as the Sagrada Familia and La Rambla, alongside discoveries of art in Monjuïc, beaches at the Port Olimpic, and wine further afield, in Catalonia. A vibrant, dynamic city that also passionately preserves its heritage, Barcelona offers everything from innovative architecture and food to Gothic treasures and streets that are made for strolling. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Barcelona's cuisine and shopping possibilities, as well as an overview of modernisme, the city's distinctive architectural style, and its Catalan identity. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each tour and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of useful practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and the stunning photography captures the essence of Barcelona.