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More than 60-million tourists flock to Spain each year including one million Americans. They seek the sun, the sights,...
More than 60-million tourists flock to Spain each year including one million Americans. They seek the sun, the sights, the sounds, the taste, and the style of Spain. For Spain is unique...
A small continent of matchless beauty, a place to discover through its soaring Cathedrals and castles, the singular history of its Moorish occupation, the seduction of throbbing guitars, bullfights and flamenco dancers. Young Spaniards throng the Plazas far into the night and speak in a fountain of phrases...endlessly. Intense, dramatic, fascinating, Spain is enormous fun. Napoleon claimed that Europe ended at the Pryenees but now in the Year 2000 Spain, to me, reigns as the jewel of the Mediterranean. Both modern and ancient, many faceted, Spain is a marvel to behold and to discover.
|How to Get There||19|
|The Many Facets of Madrid||27|
|The Immortals of the Prado||51|
|The Brave Bullfighters or the Bulls Must Die||61|
|The Satellite Cities of Madrid||71|
|Alcala de Henares||73|
|San Lorenzo Del Escorial||89|
|The Drama of Toledo||101|
|The Towered Walls of Avila||111|
|The Serenity of Segovia||119|
|The Insouciance of Aranjuez||125|
|The Sapience of Salamanca||135|
|The Ebullience of Burgos||145|
|Santiago de Compostela||161|
|The Black Virgin of Guadalupe||173|
|The Caliphate of Cordoba||181|
|The Allure of Granada||191|
|The Sorcery of Sevilla||201|
|Sherry Merry in Spain||211|
|The Surprises of Barcelona||219|
Posted October 5, 2000
Here's a book about Spain that delves into the people, and their stories, behind the cities, palaces, churches and monuments in this fascinating country. Peggy Donovan takes us with her on her travels, describing in short, sparklingly written chapters, not just the monuments but the fiesta of life and tapestry of history that is Spain. The illustrations by the prominent Spanish political and social cartoonist Antonio Mingote are beautifully drawn and most amusing.
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