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Cadogan's highly acclaimed guide will lead travelers expertly through undiscovered corners in Portugal's obvious attractions such as the Algarve coastline, as well as revealing the charms of lesser-known delights like the enchanted, invigorating, and strangely beautiful limestone mass of the Serra da Arrábida. Written by a passionate yet down to earth Portugal enthusiast, this guide delivers entertaining insights that reveal the nation's history, art, festivals, and folklore, as well as practical advice on how to...
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Overview

Cadogan's highly acclaimed guide will lead travelers expertly through undiscovered corners in Portugal's obvious attractions such as the Algarve coastline, as well as revealing the charms of lesser-known delights like the enchanted, invigorating, and strangely beautiful limestone mass of the Serra da Arrábida. Written by a passionate yet down to earth Portugal enthusiast, this guide delivers entertaining insights that reveal the nation's history, art, festivals, and folklore, as well as practical advice on how to get there, travel around, and where to stay. Discerning reviews ensure visitors be able to find the perfect palace hotel or family pension, the freshest fish or the finest white port. Dazzling landscapes, ornate palaces, and traditional villages--all are available to explore with Cadogan at their side.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566567671
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Cadogan Guides
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 944,019
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (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.'
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Table of Contents


(1) Photo Essay;
(2) Introduction;
(3) History and Art;
(4) Topics;
(5) Food and Drink;
(6) Travel;
(7) Practical A-Z;
(8) The Minho;
(9) Trás-os-Montes and the Alto Douro;
(10) Oporto and the Douro Litoral;
(11) The Beiras;
(12) Estremadura;
(13) Lisbon;
(14) The Ribatejo;
(15) The Alentejo;
(16) The Algarve;
(17) Rulers of Portugal to 1910;
(18) Language;
(19) Selected Bibliography;
(20) Index;
(21) Color Maps
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