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70 Barcelona book cover70. The Geology of Barcelona
Wes Gibbons and Teresa Moreno (2012)


This guide describes the geology and scenery of the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Although a popular tourist destination much in demand for its cultural and historical riches, Barcelona is equally interesting from a geological viewpoint. The three excursions described in this guide can easily be completed in a short citybreak visit using public transport. The excursions (listed below) visit many of the scenically most attractive parts of the city, including places as yet virtually undiscovered by tourists, and provide an opportunity to see Barcelona from a different perspective.

Excursion 1. Passeig de les Aigües: Metamorphic and igneous basement in the Collserola Hills.

Excursion 2. Les Turons: The Palaeozoic and Mesozoic rocks around Park Güell.

Excursion 3. Montjuïc to the Medieval City: Scenery, history and the Great Seismic Crisis.

The 72-page guidebook includes 29 mostly full colour figures and photographs, an overview to the regional geology and history of research, a glossary of geological terms and a comprehensive reference list for further reading. It has been designed to be used not only by the professional and amateur geologist but also by the visiting tourist interested in understanding the scenery of this beautiful Mediterranean city.

Members Price: £8.00

Non-Members Price: £11.00


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