Barcelona DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide & Map

Barcelona DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide & Map 2.00.30

Find your way around the best sights of Barcelona

Discovering a new city on your own can be great fun but also a little hard work, and even dangerous at times. This is why it's always good to have a travel guide to carry round as you go. View full description

PROS

  • Huge array of information
  • Simple and effective route planner
  • Lots of useful top tens
  • Changeable text size

CONS

  • Some price information is out of date
  • Icon-based navigation is a little unintuitive

Very good
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Discovering a new city on your own can be great fun but also a little hard work, and even dangerous at times. This is why it's always good to have a travel guide to carry round as you go.

The Top 10 series of travel guides from Dorling Kindersley has always been a favorite of mine. These days though, I always seem to have more and more stuff to carry on my trips so I've started installing guides on my PDA so I don't have to stuff a book in my pocket along with my phone, wallet, camera, sandwiches and map.

The Barcelona DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide & Map is designed to guide you through the highlights of this wonderful Spanish city, furnishing you with information about the best places to visit, and, more importantly, details of how to get there.

After installing the travel guide and the city pack, you're presented with a large array of different sections, represented in the form of icons. Among the options here are Highlights, Top 10, Streetsmart, Index, Metro and train guide, and Favorites. I felt perhaps these options would be better presented in the form of a more traditional menu interface, but nevertheless one tap on any of the icons will take you directly to that particular section of the guide.

Exploring the various sections is almost like perusing the city itself such is the wealth of information packed into the program. It details all of the major sights and attractions, as well as lots of lesser-known places that are worth visited. I particularly liked the 'Top Ten' section where you get loads of top ten lists to help you plan your trips, including everything from the best tapas choices, through the pick of the markets, to the most impressive paintings in the Picasso museum.

Living in Barcelona myself, I can vouch for the accuracy of the information and many of the interesting facts littering the guide were completely new to me. The zoomable maps and metro and train guides are clearly presented, and I love the way you can plan the best route between two places with ease.

I should point out though, that some of the train and bus prices are a little out-of-date so perhaps it's worth checking these online before you go.

On the whole though, this guide manages to translate the quality and depth of the famous travel book series into an accessible mobile companion.

From Gaudi's mind-boggling buildings to the Gothic Quarter, your holiday to Barcelona starts the moment you open the guide, plus Barcelona maps and metro maps. Discover unmissable museums and galleries, walks and itineraries, fascinating modernist buildings and best tapas to suit every budget and much more.

With this mobile travel guide you will save time, discover the 10 best of everything to see, buy, do, taste and avoid in Barcelona. With included maps and metro map this is your guide to the 10 best of everything that Barcelona offers.

Whatever you plan to do - whether you are traveling first class or on a limited budget - make sure you experience the best of Barcelona. This quick reference guide turns your mobile phone in your travel companion and source of information.

Barcelona DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide & Map

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Barcelona DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide & Map 2.00.30