Size is everything
The tiny Eyewitness Travel Pocket Map & Guides look as though a harried traveler accidentally put a full-sized Eyewitness guide through the laundry and ended up with these pocket- or purse-sized wonders. The Barcelona guide divides the city into three sections Montjuic, Old Town and Eixample and includes the usual mix of sights and eateries, along with an overview of the region's cuisine, complete with glossary. A Survival Guide at the back of the book provides information on money, communication and other essentials, while a foldout map shows metro routes and includes a street index. Since this is billed as everything you need for a perfect day out, you won't find information on lodging; this is suggested as a companion to the full-sized Barcelona & Map; Catalonia guide. However, the editors manage to squeeze in info on day trips and the Catalonian region.