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The Sagrada Familia: The Astonishing Story of Gaudi's Unfinished Masterpiece
Towering over Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia has famously been under construction since 1882. Yet despite its unfinished state, the cathedral draws approximately 3 million tourists each year who revel in the wild masterpiece of devotional architecture. Gaudi’s vision combines Gothic and Art Nouveau, resulting one of the most original, memorable buildings in history.
Victus: The Fall of Barcelona
The delicate art of historical fiction breathes life into history and shows its relevance to the present. In his newest novel Victus: The Fall of Barcelona, Catalan author Albert Sanchez Pinol keeps the fires of the past burning by narrating the end of the nation of Catalonia. His engrossing story is a unique backdrop for the present-day independence movement in Catalonia and its crux: the War of Spanish Secession. Pinol’s novel is posited as the autobiography of a 98-year-old Catalan military engineer, Marti Zuviria. “Zuvi” is a picaresque character (much like Voltaire’s
Lonely Planet Make My Day Guides
Introducing Lonely Planet’s new Make My Day series, comprised of city guides designed for the traveler who wants to easily create custom itineraries. With a spiral binding and flip cards, each book offers more than 2,000 possible itineraries for each day -- morning, afternoon and evening. Just flip through to plan the perfect day. The profiles of each attraction are supplemented by nearby restaurants, bars and places of interest, and each book comes with a folded city map. The first cities made available this month include Paris,
Citi X 60 Guides
A series of hip, pocket-sized city guides targeting young, independent travelers was recently released by Viction:ary. The Hong Kong-based publisher of books that feature original, dynamic works of art has applied its trademark trendy style to Citi X 60 Guides that highlight the recommendations of 60 local creatives. Artists, designers, architects, chefs, musicians, photographers and filmmakers provide personalized reviews of their favorite spots, encouraging tourists to view their city as they see it.