Spain in Your Pocket

Spain in Your Pocket

by Peggy Donovan

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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 Author Peggy Donovan retained the original text including prices and tariffs that are long outdated now that Spain has joined the European Union.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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595003204
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/17/2000
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note9
Dear Reader11
Prologue15
How to Get There19
The Many Facets of Madrid27
The Immortals of the Prado51
The Brave Bullfighters or the Bulls Must Die61
The Satellite Cities of Madrid71
Alcala de Henares73
San Lorenzo Del Escorial89
The Drama of Toledo101
The Towered Walls of Avila111
The Serenity of Segovia119
The Insouciance of Aranjuez125
The Sapience of Salamanca135
The Ebullience of Burgos145
Santiago de Compostela161
The Black Virgin of Guadalupe173
The Caliphate of Cordoba181
The Allure of Granada191
The Sorcery of Sevilla201
Sherry Merry in Spain211
The Surprises of Barcelona219
Majorca231
Epilogue257
Reading List259
Paradors261
Map269

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Spain in Your Pocket 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.