Cadogan Guides: Portugal

Cadogan Guides: Portugal

by David J.J. Evans
     
 

Acclaimed on first publication, Cadogan's new, fully updated guide, complete with an expanded section on the Algarve, offers the key to finding Portugal's unspoiled, hidden charms – tiny walled villages, virgin beaches, brazen castles, crenellated cathedrals, markets and museums – as well as erudite commentary on its more famous sights. Entertaining and

Overview

Acclaimed on first publication, Cadogan's new, fully updated guide, complete with an expanded section on the Algarve, offers the key to finding Portugal's unspoiled, hidden charms – tiny walled villages, virgin beaches, brazen castles, crenellated cathedrals, markets and museums – as well as erudite commentary on its more famous sights. Entertaining and full of fresh insights, author David Evans leads you through sophisticated urban excitements and medieval back streets, astonishing landscapes and the intricacies of rural life, from smoked sausages to wolves and witches. He explains this beguiling nation's history, art, festivals and folklore, and his discerning reviews will enable you to find the perfect palace hotel or family pension, the freshest fish or the finest white port wherever you go.
Inside you will find: practical travel advice; over 750 hand-picked places to stay; over 600 restaurants, bars & cafes; 32 maps; color touring-map section; stunning color photography; the best of every region - food, wine, festivals, beaches, art and architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860111266
Publisher:
Cadogan Guides
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Country & Regional Guides - Cadogan
Edition description:
Fifth
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

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'Portugal's astonishingly beautiful landscapes range from the simplicity of the Alentejo's vast arid space and strong, pure colors to the intricacy of the Minho's lush, drowsy smallholdings. The provinces state their identities on every street corner and in every field: slim delicate chimneys or no chimneys at all; dogs for herding goats, or wearing nail-studded collars to protect them from wolves; the smell of pine, or eucalyptus, or the sea.'

Meet the Author

David J.J. Evans has worked as a freelance writer on both sides of the Atlantic. He has also spent a little time as a catwalk model and a rather longer time as a Franciscan friar. He lives in London and hotfoots it to Portugal at every opportunity.

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