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Insight Guides Portugal (Insight Guide Portugal)

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Synopsis:

With its dramatic coastline, sun-kissed beaches and sublime weather, Portugal has no reason to envy its Spanish neighbor. Golfers wishing to practice their putting skills will be spoilt for choice with top-quality courses, hotels and resorts. Those who prefer cafés, culture and castles will head for the capital Lisbon, a delightful combination of old-world charm, local color and modern amenities - all of this washed down with a glass of fine port. This updated edition shows you how to get the most out of your trip to Portugal. Be inspired by our stunning photographs and Best of Portugal section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences. A detailed Places section covers the entire country in detail, with full-color maps, showing you where to go and what to do. Our selective listings guide you to the best and most authentic hotel and restaurants.

About the Author

Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Best of Portugal

Where Land Ends and Sea Begins

The Portuguese

 

History

Decisive Dates

Ancient Lusitania

A Nation is Born

The English Connection

Empire Building

The Conquerors are Conquered

Revolution and Evolution

 

Features

Saints, Miracles and Shrines

Travellers Tales

Fado

Wines

Portuguese Architecture

Portuguese Art

Pousadas and Manor Houses

Natural Portugal

 

Photo Features

Festivals

Azulejos

Arts and Crafts

Port Wine

 

Places

Introduction

Lisbon

Estoril and Cascais

Sintra

Setúbal and the Arribada Peninsula

Algarve

Évora and Alentejo

Estremadura and Ribatejo

Coimbra

Side Trips for Coimbra

Beira Alta and Beira Baixa

Porto

The Douro Valley

Costa Verde and the Minho

Trás-os-Montes

Madeira

Azores

 

Travel Tips

Transport

Accommodation

Activities

A-Z: Practical Information

Language

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780052274
Author:
Insight Guides
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
Travel-Spain
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Portugal
Subject:
Lisbon
Edition Description:
Sixth Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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With its dramatic coastline, sun-kissed beaches and sublime weather, Portugal has no reason to envy its Spanish neighbor. Golfers wishing to practice their putting skills will be spoilt for choice with top-quality courses, hotels and resorts. Those who prefer cafés, culture and castles will head for the capital Lisbon, a delightful combination of old-world charm, local color and modern amenities - all of this washed down with a glass of fine port. This updated edition shows you how to get the most out of your trip to Portugal. Be inspired by our stunning photographs and Best of Portugal section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences. A detailed Places section covers the entire country in detail, with full-color maps, showing you where to go and what to do. Our selective listings guide you to the best and most authentic hotel and restaurants.
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