An update of our popular Barcelona guide. There are those who would deny you the right to have your cake and eat it too. Such people should stay clear of Barcelona, a city that encompasses the very best of old and new: stunning mediaeval and modern architecture, an efficient comfortable mass-transit system, a superabundance of wonderful food, traditional independent shops, and even a beach of golden sand. We have included all of the above in this guide, which keeps its focus on the old city, an area easily explored on foot. This is Barcelona the easy way, a careful selection of places, many of them popular with both locals and tourists, and justifiably so. Barcelona is a city where you can have it all. And with this guide you don t even have to work for it."