Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Gaudí Tour, by Raul Fattore

Raul Fattore's "The Gaudí Tour" should be mandatory reading for any tourist who visits Barcelona. Published as part of Mr. Fattore's "Barcelona on a Budget" series, the book provides a "[s]elf-guided tour with clear turn-by-turn instructions to discover 15 Gaudí works in Barcelona, including all the tips and secrets to do it on a budget." For each of these works, the book provides a history and detailed description, information on any mass transportation to the building, street by street instructions on getting there via a YouTube linked-video guide, the hours the building is open, whether the admission is free or discounted, and a list of places to visit nearby. While the book is available in paperback, the ebook format, capable of being downloaded to a smart phone, is especially convenient for a visitor who wants to limit the amount or weight of cargo to carry while touring Barcelona.

This is a book that introduces the visitor to Barcelona and its important Gaudí buildings. While I would prefer to see more photos of the buildings in the guide, since it not a treatise on architecture or art, additional photos may not be necessary. "The Gaudí Tour" is a valuable, very helpful tool to be used when visiting Barcelona.

(In exchange for an honest review, I received a review copy of this book.)
Print Length: 138 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC