DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spainby Jane Ewart, Tom Prentice (Editor)
Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." Spain remains one the prime destinations of travelers going to Europe, and no guide book covers it like DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain. More than 1400 full-color exclusive photographs capture the romance and glory of Spain's cities, landscape, and treasures. Divided into five regional sections plus additional sections devoted exclusively to Madrid and Barcelona, this invaluable reference covers Spain -- from Pontevedra to the Canary Islands -- in a series of illustrated maps that direct you to such major sights as its rustic parques naturales (national parks), many museums -- especially the Prado -- and enables you to enjoy the unique art of bullfighting, and the country's numerous fiestas. Travel through Northern Spain's Basque Country, Navarra, and La Rioja, and tour Santiago de Compostela's Santiago Cathedral in a two-page layout that showcases its Baroque influence in a graphic cutaway capturing all the structure's most interesting aspects. Enjoy the wonders of Barcelona, one of the Mediterranean's busiest ports, Catalonia, Aragon, Valencia, and Murcia -- located in Eastern Spain --and discover the Spanish Pyrenees, whose green valleys house picturesque villages and Romanesque churches, or the beaches that dot the Costa Brava. This resource features unique historical background, architectural perspectives, and special attention to each region's cuisine and fine local wines.
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