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• An Uncommon Guide For an Uncommon City •

Barcelona is where Europe goes to play. She’s a city that sparkles and fizzes, over-the-top and up ‘til dawn, 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—with frequent dynamic updates.


“It is completely comprehensive and provided insights into a great deal that I had never heard of even though I have been to Barcelona a couple of times before… recommend to anyone wanting to get more out of Barcelona than the standard guidebook fare.” —Adam (Australia)

" information, smarts and wit. A fun read while killing time at a café or any time you've got a few minutes to spare...Great food and bar listings- not a single one let us down. I can't stress hard enough how valuable this app was for our group."— Thomas Jones (USA)

“…straightforward to navigate, fast, clear, and full of inspiring photos. The organisation of the content is what makes it work, from the top sights to the links to relevant maps to the neighbourhood eating and drinking places - instantly get the right advice and ideas in a couple of clicks…The authors have literally decades of experience writing top-ranking travel guide books to Europe, and it shows." —London reader (UK)


•Avoid the tourist traps! Over 100 of Barcelona’s most interesting restaurants, bars and night spots at your fingertips
•Offline maps; no connection needed!
•Sparkling insights and handy tips on visiting 130 famous and secret sights, from Gaudí’s Sagrada Família to a bomb shelter from the Civil War
•Free things to see and do
•Fun ways to explore Barcelona differently by day and night- with a local on a bespoke tour, on a scooter, or in a three-wheel GoCar
•Walking tours of Barcelona’s most fascinating and up and coming neighbourhoods
•Discover BCN’s vibrant music scene from opera to Manu Chao’s Rumba de Barcelona: venues and where to buy tickets
•Up-to-date practical info on how to get around the city, and how to save money with special offers and discount cards.
•A menu decoder and a list of useful phrases (Spanish and Catalan).
•Shopping (the interesting stuff, not just the chain boutiques).
•Great places to take the kids
•Eight day trips around Barcelona and a complete list of the important traditional and cultural festivals.
•Unusual sidelights— Meet the eco-warriors of Barcelona’s squatters’ movement.
•2594 photos and dozens of video links, offering a preview of the city’s attractions
•A taxi fare estimator to featured sites from your location
•Free, periodic updates.

• About the Authors •

Authors of seven books on Spain and Catalonia, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls ( have been around the block a few times. After a career as travel writers spanning some 1,400 years, 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.

• About Sutro Media •

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

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What's New in Version 1.4

- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems


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Customer Reviews

Barcelona - Where Creativity Abounds

Barcelona is my favorite of the cities I've toured in about 20 trips to Spain, France, Italy, England, Ireland and Greece. My wife and I yearn to go back for more.

Barcelona Unbound provides the perfect blend of history, art, photography, practical travel advice and directions to gastronomic delights for those who are visiting or just want to know more about one of the most striking cities in Europe. Anyone who has enjoyed the numerous travel guides on Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Hell, Mars and beyond written by the wife and husband team of Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls will come away well satisfied with the couple's initial foray into electronic publishing.

If Barcelona is on your itinerary, Barcelona Unbound belongs on your iPad and in your travel bag. Facaros and Pauls lead the journey through the largest city in Catalonia. Anarchy, Sagrada Familia, Gaudi, Mirò, Museu Picasso, Santa Maria del Mar, Vicky Christina Barcelona walking tours, the Catalan Crapper, Museu de l'Eròtica, it's all there, and then some. Whether you are planning a visit to the second largest city in Spain, or just want to day dream and read about a walkable city where beauty and creativity abounds, this app is a worthy guide.

Your Best Barcelona Buddy

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.

Barcelona Unbound

This is the perfect gift for yourself- or anyone you know! - who is planning a trip to Barcelona. This colorful, entertaining and wonderfully informative APP will keep you company for hours during your travels to and throughout this magical city. There is something for everyone in this guide - from where to find vegetarian fare or one of city's fourteen Michelin-starred restaurants -- as well as beautiful pictures and stories about the many architectural masterpieces of Gaudi that grace this city.

My deepest appreciation to authors Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls. Thanks to their beautiful APP, I can carry now carry Barcelona in my purse for hours of entertainment -- and for inspiration as I plan my next trip!

Barcelona Unbound: A Travel Guide
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