Barcelona Art & Culture

Barcelona Art & Culture

By Agorite

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-07-28
  • Current Version: 3.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 104.64 MB
  • Developer: Agorite
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 5
5
From 2 Ratings

Description

BARCELONA, the new app in the Art & Culture series, is something different in tourism: a cultural travel guide that offers comprehensive, expert coverage of all the sights and attractions, all the things to do and see, complete practical information and detailed maps. BARCELONA is the indispensable guide to Europe’s most exciting city, for exploring the depth and richness of its history and its vibrant life of today. We don’t do hotels and restaurants and shopping; instead, we offer a cultural companion that can enrich your visit like no other guide, on paper or pixels. BARCELONA is where Europe goes to play. She’s a city that sparkles and fizzes, making the world watch just to see what she’ll do next. Plunge straight into her buzzing heart with this remarkably in-depth app by two old pros who have been writing about the city for decades: • Sparkling insights and handy tips on visiting 130 famous and secret sights, from Antoní Gaudí’s Sagrada Família to a bomb shelter from the Civil War • Up-to-date opening hours, prices, and details of all sites • Day trips—all you need to know to visit Sitges, Monserrat, the Dalí museum in Figueres, Girona, PortAventura (Spain's biggest theme park) and Tarragona • Biographies of all the great Modernista artists and architects • Fun alternatives for exploring Barcelona differently by day and night: with a local on a bespoke tour, on a scooter, or in a three-wheel GoCar • Unusual sidelights—discover Barcelona's secret fixation with bats and learn how truly nutty the great Gaudí really was • Walking tours of Barcelona’s most fascinating and up-and-coming neighbourhoods • Discover Barcelona’s vibrant music scene from opera to Manu Chao’s Rumba de Barcelona, along with the best venues and where to buy tickets • A menu decoder and a list of useful phrases in Spanish and Catalan • Up-to-date practical info on how to get around the city, and how to save money with special offers and discount cards • Great places to take the kids • A complete list of the important traditional and cultural festivals • Comprehensive search function lets you quickly find anything in the text About the Authors Authors of seven books on Spain and Catalonia, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls (www.facarospauls.com) have been around the block a few times. After a career as travel writers spanning centuries, they know the Mediterranean like a flea knows a dog. Currently installed just over the Pyrenees in southwest France, Barcelona is where they go for a dirty weekend and some stuffed squids.

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Reviews

  • Your Best Barcelona Buddy

    5
    By May-ran
    Barcelona Art and Culture really ripped the boundaries from Barcelona. The map feature has a variety of categories which made finding the museums and all the attractions a simple task, identifying each flag with a name and a picture. The app is easy to operate, even for a novice, and we had no trouble using it to access any information we needed. Useful hints, such as suggesting we get our Sagrada Familia tickets online ahead of time, had us skipping a line that curved around for over a block. Since English explanations around the city were rare, the app's background and detailed stories enriched our experience. I would not have known about the secret past of Christopher Columbus or the elevator in his monument or the impact of the anarchists The vivid photographs were an added bonus. I hope Facaros and Pauls create apps for all the places we want to visit.
  • Barcelona Unbound

    5
    By Best of Barcelona
    If you're going to Barcelona, buy this app!! Mike Pauls and Dana Facaros are the best travel writers out there- not only hugely knowledgeable, smart and witty, but fun just to read while killing time in the airport, in your hotel room or on the metro etc– their Cadogan guides are great (I have over a dozen of them) and this app is like their books...only more fun because there are thousands of great pix! Food entries spot on, too, and loved the bit on Catalan music. Just got the new update. Fantastic! The best app gets better. Just back form a short trip to my favorite city. This ap remains indispensable. October 2012.
  • Your Best Barcelona Buddy

    5
    By 9087yiopjuhoiyrt
    Barcelona Unbound really ripped the boundaries from Barcelona. The map feature has a variety of categories which made finding museums, restaurants, or any of the attractions a simple task. The app is easy to operate, even for a novice, and we had no trouble using it to access any information we needed. There were very useful hints such as getting our Sagrada Familia tickets online. We walked past a line that curved around for over a block. We took their suggestion to try Les Quinze Nits and went back again for very reasonably priced and tasty meals. Since we didn't find many explanations in English around the city, the background and detailed stories enriched our experience at every site. I never would have known about the secret past of Christopher Columbus or the elevator in his monument or the impact of the anarchists. The vivid photographs were just an added bonus. I hope that Facaros and Pauls write apps for the places we want to visit next year.
  • Gets better with each update

    5
    By appwarriorking
    I appreciate the way these authors maintain this info. They've never let me down. Thx.
  • Excellent guide

    5
    By Bucky Edgett
    I never thought an app could replace a good book, but this one proves me wrong. The incredibly detailed city map, zoomable down to intersection level is loaded with reference icons. The articles range from overviews to individual attractions to walks, all written in an entertaining, witty and obviously deeply knowledgeable style. This one can be the replacement for all that paper!
  • Crashes often

    2
    By DinoGrrl
    This app would be great because I can tell it has a lot of good information on it, but it is pretty much unusable because it freezes and crashes very frequently on both my iPhone 4S and my iPad (most recent model). Very disappointing for an app that is $5
  • Useful guide

    4
    By Klookster
    Easy to use. Works well for my 3 day trip. A bit slow on iPhone 4S.
  • Best of the App Store

    5
    By motleychris
    No other Barcelona guide comes close, especially if you're going to be offline. If you go to BCN, get this app.
  • Barcelona unbound

    5
    By Portgreek
    This is a fabulous app and easy to use. We were in Barcelona only a few days and able to narrow our tourist list to what we really wanted to see. The scroll bar allows for key area of interest. The restaurants we tried were spot on. I've used travel guides by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls over the years and they never disappoint!
  • The mobile travel app to get

    5
    By JMR - 675
    Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are hands-down the best travel writers I have come across. Their Cadogan guides have helped us across Europe for many years and I am very happy to see that they are now putting their great talents to work on a mobile app. Their content and insights make this app a priceless companion when visiting Barcelona. The redesigned version of this app just made the whole experience even better. Kudos.

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