Moon Barcelona & Madrid (Travel Guide) (Paperback)

By Jessica Jones

Moon Travel, 9781640492233, 394pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2019

List Price: 21.99*
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Description

Whether you're rambling down Las Ramblas or making your way down the Gran Via, take your time getting to know Spain's top cities with Moon Barcelona & Madrid. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries for up to a week in Barcelona or Madrid that can be combined into a 2-week trip, including day trips to Montserrat, the Penedès wine region, Toledo, and more
  • Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Marvel at Gaudi's architectural masterpiece Sagrada Familia, stroll through the baroque Royal Palace, or contemplate Picasso's Guernica and Velázquez's Las Meninas. Cheer for the home team at a fútbol match, people-watch from a sunny café terrace, or climb to the top of Mount Tibidabo and explore the lush surrounding park
  • Savor the flavors of Barcelona and Madrid: Sample mouthwatering jamon or zumo at a sprawling market or snag a table at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Post up with the locals at a no-frills tapas joint, sip authentic vermouth, or snack on the catch of the day at a beach-front bar
  • Honest suggestions from Madrid local Jessica Jones
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of each city
  • Handy tools such as visa information, Spanish and Catalan phrasebooks, and local insight for solo travelers, visitors with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ travelers, travelers of color, and families with children
With Moon's practical tips and local insight, you can enjoy Barcelona and Madrid at your own pace.

For more of Europe's best cities, try Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.


About the Author

Jessica Jones grew up in the North East of England and loved adventuring from an early age, from cycling in the countryside surrounding her hometown of Stockton-on-Tees to exploring the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors. She developed a passion for geography thanks to her dad quizzing her on capital cities when she was young, sparking a fascination with other countries and cultures (as well as the useful knowledge that Madrid was, indeed, the capital of Spain).

She first lived abroad, in France and Chile, while studying French and Spanish at Durham University. Upon moving to Madrid in 2014 to work as a journalist covering Spanish news, travel and features for a British and international audience, Jessica immediately fell in love with the city's laid-back lifestyle and fantastic terrace and tapas culture.

She has covered many of the biggest recent news and travel stories in Spain for publications including the i newspaper, The Telegraph, BBC Travel, Momondo and Culture Trip.

In her spare time, Jessica loves exploring Madrid and beyond, from marvelling at the great masters in Madrid's Prado Museum to checking out the latest street art in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona. She is a dedicated foodie and loves exploring markets, classic tapas bars and hidden food gems.

Follow Jessica's adventures on Twitter (@jessicajones590) and Instagram (@jessjonestravels).