Move over Rick Steves and Anthony Bourdain – rising star of travel journalism Ben Holbrook of Driftwood Journals has authored an exciting new book about his idyllic hometown of Barcelona.
His latest book is among the award-winning Precincts series from Hardie Grant Publishing – which offer a curated snapshot of the best and brightest things to do in compelling destinations around the globe.
Welsh born Holbrook moved to Barcelona in 2009. Drawing from his extensive knowledge he guides you through the cream of the city’s shops, eateries, bars and other hangouts across 12 different barrios (neighbourhoods).
Each precinct chapter includes striking imagery, maps, an interview with a creative local and a ‘while you’re here’ section highlighting major sights and cultural attractions.
The guide caters to all tastes and budgets with coverage of everything from glamorous Michelin-starred restaurants in Eixample to the authentic hangouts of salty sea dogs in the Barceloneta neighbourhood.
Beautifully designed in hardback, the Barcelona Precincts edition has luxurious thick paper splashed with the Mediterranean colours of photography painstakingly shot by the author himself.
“…it’s something I poured my heart and soul into (and plenty of blood, sweat and tears along the way). This is not just a book, but a little slice of my very being…”
Whether you are eyeing Barcelona as a holiday destination, a place to live or the subject of an attractive coffee table book, Barcelona Precincts comes highly recommended!