At the heart of this full-colour and visually inspiring guide is a wealth of well-researched information and over 200 detailed recommendations, written by experts. From the unique geography and array of sporting activities to be found in the Pyrenees to the medieval charm of Ronda, you will find all the sights and top attractions explored in an easy-to-read A-Z format. Superb 3D laminated illustrations display the key sights in perspective and include the magnificent Mezquita of Cordoba, brought to life at the turn of a page. Clear and concise background texts cover Spain`s fascinating history, tracing key events from prehistoric times up to the 21st century. Special feature pages cover topics of particular interest that give a rare glimpse into everyday life, such as `The Basque Country and its Freedom` and `In Search of El Duende`. You will also find the answers to some of Spain`s most intriguing cultural questions such as `What is the proper way to drink sidra?` and `Where can you get the best and greatest variety of tapas in Spain? A comprehensive `Practicalities` chapter covers all the essential travel advice you need, including accommodation, transport, food and drink, health, shopping, money, language and much more, not to mention useful insider tips for those travelling with children. There is a handy calendar of events to ensure you don`t miss out on Spain`s fabulous array of festivals and holidays taking place throughout the year. There are plenty of `Baedeker tips` alongside the relevant places and sights information, making this guide ideal for on-the-spot reference. The guide is accompanied by a large, fully indexed, pull-out map, along with 80 detailed maps and plans within the text that clearly pin-point the best places to stay and top venues to eat and drink en route. There are 6 recommended tours specially designed to ensure you see the very best of Spain, they cover different parts of the country and range in journey length, so whatever your interests you can choose the tour to suit you and the time you have to spare. Top sights are clearly plotted along the way with the distances marked between them to help you plan your route. All of this invaluable information is contained within a handy plastic wallet that allows you to keep the guide and map together whilst ensuring that both will survive in all weather. Baedeker - setting a new standard in 21st century travel guide publishing.
ISBN 3829765509 DEWEY edition DC22
(What`s this?) Pages 696
Publisher MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG Published in Ostfildern
Imprint Mairs Geographischer Verlag,Kurt Mair Series title Baedeker Guides
Format Paperback Height (mm) 189
Publication date 18 Sep 2008 Width (mm) 123
DEWEY 914.60483 Academic level General