By Mary-Ann Gallagher
The new-look "DK Eyewitness trip consultant Barcelona & Catalonia" - now entire with a loose pull-out urban map, basically marked with points of interest from the guidebook - will lead you directly to the simplest points of interest this quarter has to provide. you will find specific listings of the simplest motels, eating places, bars and outlets for all budgets during this absolutely up-to-date and multiplied consultant, plus insider tips about every little thing from having fun with a Sangria within the Parque Guell to sunning your self in Port Olympic's lesser-known corners. additionally it is in-depth insurance of all Barcelona and Catalonia's unforgettable attractions, from Gaudi's remarkable Sagrada Familia to the old street of los angeles Rambla. DK's stunningly visible "DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant Barcelona & Catalonia" contains precise cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the region's beautiful structure, plus 3D aerial perspectives of Barcelona's most sensible districts to discover walking. And the new-look guide's necessary urban map is so easy-to-use - continue it with the booklet or get rid of and use by itself. The map has exact highway perspectives of the entire key components, plus there are shipping maps and data on how you can get round, from the easiest bus routes to the main necessary tickets to shop for in your remain, there is even a chart exhibiting the distances among significant points of interest for walkers. "DK Eyewitness trip consultant Barcelona & Catalonia" exhibits you what others merely inform you.
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1898) by Ramon Casas THE 19TH CENTURY Barcelona’s art school opened above La Llotja (see p63) in 1849 and new patrons of the arts appeared with wealth generated by the industrial revolution. Industry had, however, already begun to train its own artists. In 1783 a school was founded in Olot (see p115) to train designers for local textile firms. An Olot School of artists developed; its main figures were Josep Berga i Boix (1837–1914) and Joaquim Vayreda i Vila (1843–94), who also founded the Art Cristià (Christian Art) workshops which today still produce church statuary.
In autumn, Catalans head for the hills to seek out wild mushrooms (bolets), and classic Catalan bean dishes appear on menus as winter approaches. Summer fruits and vegetables lovingly displayed at La Boquería market partridge (perdiu). Rabbit (conill) and snails (cargols), come into their own in hearty winter dishes. Meat and fish are sometimes combined in dishes known as mar i muntanya (sea and mountain). suquet de peix. But humble dried, salted cod (bacallà), still reigns supreme in Catalan cuisine, and is at its most delicious when baked with tomatoes, garlic and wine (a la llauna).
NOVEMBER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Any Nou (New Year’s Day) 1 Jan Reis Mags (Epiphany) 6 Jan Divendres Sant (Good Friday) Mar/Apr Dilluns de Pasqua (Easter Monday) Mar/Apr Festa del Treball (Labour Day) 1 May Sant Joan (Saint John’s Day) 24 Jun Assumpció (Assumption Day) 15 Aug Diada de Catalunya (National Day) 11 Sep La Mercè 24 Sep Dia de la Hispanitat (Day of the Spanish-speaking nations) 12 Oct Tots Sants (All Saints’ Day) 1 Nov Dia de la Constitució (Constitution Day) 6 Dec Harvesting grapes in autumn with high hopes for a successful crop Tots Sants (All Saints’ Day) (1 Nov).