Most Beautiful Villages of Spainby Hugh Palmer
The best-selling Most Beautiful Villages series now takes colorful, romantic, vibrant Spain as its subject. Traditional architecture and dramatic natural settings place these villages among the most unspoiled and appealing in Europe. Pretty Romanesque churches dominate mountain communities in the Asturias and the Pyrenees; walled hamlets rise from the high plains of Castilla; literary and artistic associations enrich the beautiful remains of Moorish Andalucía.More than thirty village gems are featured here. From Galicia to the Basque country in the north lie picturesque fishing villages. Patient exploration in the heart of the country reveals such delights as Pedraza's arcaded square seen against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains, or La Guardia's mighty defensive walls towering above the vineyards of Rioja. In the east, the whitewashed houses of coastal Cadaqués have become famous as an artists' colony, while El Palmar is renowned for its paella. And in the villages of Andalucía, like Medina Sidonia, the traces of Moorish civilization can be found. The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain is completed by special sections on local culinary delights, as well as listings of places to stay and eat and sights to visit. 266 color illustrations.
Author Biography: Hugh Palmer is one of the world's foremost photographers of rural life. His previous books include Garden Ornament, The Water Garden, and many titles in the Most Beautiful Villages series.
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