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Fodor's Spain with Map (Fodor's Spain)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Spain!

•Updated annually, Fodors Spain provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Spain features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Spain.

•Experience Spain like a local! Fodors Spain includes unique photo-features that impart the countrys culture, covering flamenco, tapas, Gaudi, the wines of Spain, the Prado museum, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•8-pg. color insert; full-color pullout map

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Spain is the world's second most popular tourist destination, and "Fodor's Spain 2009" covers everything visitors love--captivating culinary experiences, spectacular beaches and islands, red-hot nightlife, and mountains for skiing and hiking. City maps of Madrid, Barcelona, and Andalusia included.

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 8

Chapter 1: Experience Spain ............ 9

Whats Where ............ 10

Spain Planner ............ 14

Spain Today ............ 16

Whats New in Spain ............ 18

Beating the Euro in Spain ............ 19

Top Spain Attractions ............ 20

Spains Top Experiences ............ 22

Quintessential Spain ............ 24

If You Like ............ 26

Great Itineraries ............ 28

Great Itineraries ............ 30

FAQ ............ 33

History You Can See ............ 34

Languages of Spain ............ 38

Chapter 2: Madrid ............ 45

Welcome to Madrid ............ 46

Madrid Planner ............ 48

Exploring Madrid ............ 51

Tapas Bars & Cafés ............ 80

Where to Eat ............ 85

Best Bets for Madrid Dining ............ 88

Where to Stay ............ 101

Best Bets for Madrid Lodging ............ 103

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 115

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 126

Shopping ............ 128

Side Trips from Madrid ............ 134

Madrid Essentials ............ 141

Chapter 3: CastileLeón & Castile La Mancha ............ 149

Welcome to CastileLeón & CastileLa Mancha ............ 150

CastileLeón & CastileLa Mancha Planner ............ 152

CastileLa Mancha ............ 155

CastileLeón ............ 173

Castile Essentials ............ 219

Chapter 4: Galicia & Asturias ............ 221

Welcome to Galicia & Asturias ............ 222

Galicia & Asturias Planner ............ 224

Santiago de Compostela & Eastern Galicia ............ 227

The Costa da Morte & Rías Baixas ............ 246

A Coruña & Rías Altas ............ 252

Western Asturias ............ 258

The Picos de Europa ............ 263

Galicia & Asturias Essentials ............ 267

Chapter 5: Bilbao & the Basque Country ............ 269

Welcome to Bilbao & the Basque Country ............ 270

Bilbao & the Basque Country Planner ............ 272

Cantabria ............ 276

Bilbao & the Basque Coast to Guetaria ............ 288

San Sebastián to Hondarribia ............ 309

Navarra & Pamplona ............ 317

La Rioja ............ 328

Bilbao & the Basque Country Essentials ............ 334

Chapter 6: The Pyrenees ............ 337

Welcome to The Pyrenees ............ 338

The Pyrenees Planner ............ 340

Eastern Catalan Pyrenees ............ 344

La Cerdanya ............ 349

Western Catalan Pyrenees ............ 356

Aragón & Central Pyrenees ............ 365

The Western & Basque Pyrenees ............ 378

The Pyrenees Essentials ............ 383

Chapter 7: Barcelona ............ 387

Welcome to Barcelona ............ 388

Barcelona Planner ............ 390

Exploring Barcelona ............ 393

Beaches ............ 434

Bars & Cafés ............ 434

Where to Eat ............ 439

Best Bets for Barcelona Dining ............ 442

Where to Stay ............ 454

Best Bets for Barcelona Lodging ............ 459

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 468

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 472

Shopping ............ 473

Side Trips from Barcelona ............ 479

Barcelona Essentials ............ 483

Chapter 8: Catalonia & Valencia ............ 489

Welcome to Catalonia & Valencia ............ 490

Catalonia & Valencia Planner ............ 492

Northern Catalonia ............ 496

The Costa Brava ............ 503

Southern Catalonia ............ 512

The Costa del Azahar ............ 522

Valencia & Environs ............ 526

Catalonia and Valencia Essentials ............ 536

Chapter 9: The Balearic Islands ............ 539

Welcome to The Balearic Islands ............ 540

The Balearic Islands Planner ............ 542

Majorca ............ 547

Minorca ............ 563

Ibiza ............ 571

Formentera ............ 578

The Balearic Islands Essentials ............ 579

Chapter 10: The Southeast ............ 585

Welcome to The Southeast ............ 586

The Southeast Planner ............ 588

South of Valencia to the Costa Blanca ............ 591

The Costa Blanca ............ 593

Inland from the Costa Blanca ............ 605

The Murcia Coast ............ 607

Inland from the Murcia Coast ............ 611

The Southeast Essentials ............ 613

Chapter 11: Andalusia ............ 615

Welcome to Andalusia ............ 616

Andalusia Planner ............ 618

Seville ............ 621

Side Trips from Seville ............ 648

Western Andalusias Great Outdoors:

Province of Huelva ............ 652

The Land of Sherry: Jerez de La

Frontera & Cádiz Province ............ 657

Córdoba ............ 669

Side Trips from Córdoba ............ 683

Land of Olives: Jaén Province ............ 688

Granada ............ 698

Side Trips from Granada ............ 720

Andalusia Essentials ............ 726

Chapter 12: The Costa del Sol ............ 731

Welcome to The Costa del Sol ............ 732

The Costa del Sol Planner ............ 734

The Costa de Almería ............ 738

The Costa Tropical ............ 742

Málaga Province ............ 746

Gibraltar ............ 773

Side Trips from Gibraltar ............ 780

The Costa del Sol Essentials ............ 782

Chapter 13: Extremadura ............ 785

Welcome to Extremadura ............ 786

Extremadura Planner ............ 788

Upper Extremadura ............ 791

Lower Extremadura ............ 805

Extremadura Essentials ............ 813

Travel Smart Spain ............ 815

Getting Here & Around ............ 816

Essentials ............ 824

Vocabulary ............ 838

Vocabulary ............ 838

Menu Guide ............ 844

Index ............ 847

About our Writers ............ 864

Spain In Focus

Paradores: A Night with History ............ 40

El Prado: Madrids Brush with Greatness ............ 72

The Art of Bullfighting ............ 118

The Wines of Spain ............ 199

El Camino de Santiago ............ 239

Basque Spoken Here ............ 281

Minature Food, Maximum Flavor: An Introduction to Tapas ............ 302

Gaud: Architecture Through the Looking Glass ............ 416

Spains Food Revolution ............ 505

Flamenco: The Heartbeat of Spain ............ 642

The Alhambra ............ 701

Maps

Languages of Spain ............ 38

Centro Madrid ............ 5859

Where to Eat ............ 9091

Where to Stay ............ 104105

El Escorial ............ 135

Side Trips from Madrid ............ 138

Toledo ............ 158

Castile La Mancha ............ 163

CastileLeon ............ 174

Segovia ............ 178

Salamanca ............ 191

Burgos ............ 209

Leon ............ 213

Eastern Galicia to Santiago ............ 228

Santiago de Compostela ............ 230

Costa de Morta & Rias Baixas ............ 247

A Coruna & Rias Altas ............ 252

Western Asturia ............ 258

Picos de Europa ............ 266

Cantabria ............ 277

Bilbao ............ 292

The Basque Coast ............ 300

San Sebastián to Hondarribia ............ 311

Navarra & La Rioja ............ 323

Eastern Catalan Pyrenees & La Cerdanya ............ 345

Western Catalan Pyrenees ............ 357

Aragon & the Central Pyrenees ............ 366

The Western & Basque Pyrenees ............ 379

The Rambla & the Raval ............ 396

El Barri Gotic & La Ribera ............ 401

Barceloneta, La Ciutadella & Port Olimpic ............ 409

The Moderniste Eixample ............ 414

Upper Barcelona: Gracia & Parc Guell,

Pedralbes & Sarria ............ 426

Montjic ............ 431

Where to Eat in Barcelona ............ 444445

Where to Stay in Barcelona ............ 462463

Side Trips from Barcelona ............ 480

North Catalonia ............ 497

Southern Catalonia ............ 513

Costa del Azahar ............ 524

Valencia ............ 528

Majorca ............ 548

Minorca ............ 564

Ibiza & Formentera ............ 572

Valencia to the Costa Blanca ............ 592

The Murcia Coast ............ 608

Seville ............ 627

Seville Dining & Lodging ............ 637

Sidetrips from Seville ............ 649

Huelva Province ............ 652

Cadiz Province ............ 666

Cordoba ............ 670

SideTrips from Cordoba ............ 683

Jaen Province ............ 689

Granada ............ 699

Side Trips from Grenada ............ 722

Costa de Almeria ............ 739

Malaga & Inland ............ 747

Malaga ............ 749

Gibraltar ............ 776

Upper Extremadura ............ 793

Lower Extremadura ............ 806

Merida ............ 808

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400007042
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Editor:
Trefler, Caroline
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Spain
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fodor's Gold Guides
Publication Date:
20091103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PAGE COLOR SECTION
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 1.25 in 1.75 lb

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