Spain in Your Pocket

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After European editions of 25,000 copies, Spain in Your Pocket is being reprinted in the United States. Author Peggy Donovan retained the original text including prices and tariffs that are long outdated now that Spain has joined the European Union. However, the monetary exchange is extremely favorable to the dollar at present.

More than 60-million tourists flock to Spain each year including one million Americans. They seek the sun, the sights,...

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Overview

After European editions of 25,000 copies, Spain in Your Pocket is being reprinted in the United States. Author Peggy Donovan retained the original text including prices and tariffs that are long outdated now that Spain has joined the European Union. However, the monetary exchange is extremely favorable to the dollar at present.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595003204
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/17/2000
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note 9
Dear Reader 11
Prologue 15
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
Majorca 231
Epilogue 257
Reading List 259
Paradors 261
Map 269
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2000

    A book that tells you more than just where to go and what to see in Spain

    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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