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Synopses & Reviews

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:

"Fodor's Spain 2010" covers everything visitors love about this popular tourist destination--captivating culinary experiences, spectacular beaches and islands, red-hot nightlife, and mountains for skiing and hiking. color photo insert; full-color pullout map.

Synopsis:

• Full-color guide • Make your trip to Spain unforgettable with illustrated features, 75 maps, and 340 color photos.

• Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Convenient overviews of each region and its highlights • Top experiences & attractions • Easy-to-read color regional maps

Explore Madrid, Barcelona, Andalusia, and beyond

• Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers • Illustrated features on El Prado, the wines of Spain, paradors, bullfighting, Gaudí, flamenco, the Alhambra, El Camino de Santiago, tapas, and Basque Country • Best beaches, best restauranst, best tapas spots, and best lodgings

• Opinions from destination experts • Fodor’s Spain-based writers reveal their favorite local haunts • Revised annually to provide the latest information

Synopsis:

Fodor's. For Choice Travel Experiences.

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

-Updated annually, Fodor's Spain provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

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

-If it's not worth your time, it's not in this book. Fodor's discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor's Choice designations, ensure that you'll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Spain.

-Experience Spain like a local Fodor's Spain includes unique photo-features that impart the country's 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.

Table of Contents

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

What’s Where............10

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

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

What’s New in Spain............18

Making the Most of Your Euros............19

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

Spain’s Top Experiences............22

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Getting Here and Around............50

Exploring Madrid............52

Tapas Bars and Cafés............81

Where to Eat............86

Best Bets for Madrid Dining............87

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

Best Bets for Madrid Lodging............102

Nightlife and the Arts............115

Sports and the Outdoors............126

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

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

 

Chapter 3: Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha............141

Welcome to Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha............142

Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha Planner............144

Getting Here and Around............145

Castile–La Mancha............147

Castile–León............164

 

Chapter 4: Galicia and Asturias............209

Welcome to Galicia and Asturias............210

Galicia and Asturias Planner............212

Getting Here and Around............214

Santiago de Compostela and Eastern Galicia............216

The Costa da Morte and Rías Baixas............225

A Coruña and Rías Altas............240

Western Asturias............247

The Picos de Europa............253

Cantabria............258

 

Chapter 5: Bilbao and the Basque Country............267

Welcome to Bilbao and the Basque Country............268

Bilbao and the Basque Country Planner............270

Getting Here and Around............272

Bilbao and the Basque Coast to Getaria (Guetaria) ............275

San Sebastián to Hondarribia............302

Navarra and Pamplona............311

La Rioja............322

 

Chapter 6: The Pyrenees............329

Welcome to The Pyrenees............330

The Pyrenees Planner............332

Getting Here and Around............334

Eastern Catalan Pyrenees............336

La Cerdanya............342

Western Catalan Pyrenees............348

Aragón and Central Pyrenees............357

The Western and Basque Pyrenees............372

 

Chapter 7: Barcelona............379

Welcome to Barcelona............380

Barcelona Planner............382

Getting Here and Around............384

Exploring Barcelona............387

Beaches............427

Bars and Cafés............427

Where to Eat............432

Best Bets for Barcelona Dining............433

Where to Stay............449

Best Bets for Barcelona Lodging............451

Nightlife and the Arts............462

Sports and the Outdoors............466

Shopping............466

Side Trips from Barcelona............473

 

Chapter 8: Catalonia and Valencia............477

Welcome to Catalonia and Valencia............478

Catalonia and Valencia Planner............480

Getting Here and Around............482

Northern Catalonia............485

The Costa Brava............492

Southern Catalonia............501

The Costa del Azahar............512

Valencia and Environs............516

 

Chapter 9: The Balearic Islands............527

Welcome to The Balearic Islands............528

The Balearic Islands Planner............530

Getting Here and Around............532

Majorca............537

Minorca............556

Ibiza............566

Formentera............574

 

Chapter 10: The Southeast............577

Welcome to The Southeast............578

The Southeast Planner............580

Getting Here and Around............582

South of Valencia to the Costa Blanca............584

The Costa Blanca............587

Inland from the Costa Blanca............600

The Murcia Coast............603

Inland from the Murcia Coast............608

 

Chapter 11: Andalusia............611

Welcome to Andalusia............612

Andalusia Planner............614

Getting Here and Around............616

Seville............619

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

Western Andalusia’s Great Outdoors: Province of Huelva............651

The Land of Sherry: Cádiz Province and Jerez de La Fronter............656

Córdoba............668

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

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

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

Side Trips from Granada............722

 

Chapter 12: Costa del Sol and Costa de Almería............727

Welcome to The Costa del Sol............728

The Costa del Sol Planner............730

Getting Here and Around............732

The Costa de Almería............735

The Costa Tropical............741

Málaga Province............746

Gibraltar............780

 

Chapter 13: Extremadura............787

Welcome to Extremadura............788

Extremadura Planner............790

Getting Here and Around............792

Upper Extremadura............794

Lower Extremadura............808

 

Vocabulary............815

 

Travel Smart Spain............823

Getting Here and Around............824

Essentials............832

 

Index............846

 

About Our Writers............864

 

SPAIN IN FOCUS

Experience Spain

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

 

Madrid

El Prado: Madrid’s Brush with Greatness............72

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

 

Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha

The Wines of Spain............189

 

Galicia and Asturias

El Camino de Santiago............229

 

Bilbao and the Basque Country

Basque Spoken Here............283

Minature Food, Maximum Flavor: An Introduction to Tapas............292

 

Barcelona

Gaudí: Architecture Through the Looking Glass............408

 

Catalonia and Valencia

Spain’s Food Revolution............495

 

Andalusia

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

The Alhambra............703

 

Maps

What’s Where............10–11

What’s Where............12–13

Great Itineraries............29

Great Itineraries............31

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

Centro Madrid............60–61

Where to Eat............90–91

Where to Stay............106–107

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

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

Toledo............150

Castile La Mancha............155

Castile–Leon............165

Segovia............170

Salamanca............181

Burgos............200

Leon............204

Eastern Galicia to Santiago............217

Santiago de Compostela............220

Costa de Morta & Rias Baixas............236

A Coruna and Rias Altas............241

Western Asturia............248

Picos de Europa............256

Cantabria............259

Bilbao............277

The Basque Coast............291

Southern Navarra and La Rioja............312

Eastern Catalan Pyrenees and La Cerdanya............337

Western Catalan Pyrenees............349

Aragon and the Central Pyrenees............359

The Western and Basque Pyrenees............373

The Rambla and the Raval............389

El Barri Gotic and La Ribera............394

Barceloneta, La Ciutadella and Port Olimpic............402

The Moderniste Eixample............405

Upper Barcelona: Gracia & Parc Guell, Pedralbes & Sarria............419

Montjic............424

Where to Eat in Barcelona............436–437

Where to Stay in Barcelona............452–453

Side Trips from Barcelona............474

North Catalonia............486

Southern Catalonia............503

Costa del Azahar and Valencia............514

Valencia............519

Majorca............540

Minorca............558

Ibiza and Formentera............568

Valencia to the Costa Blanca............585

The Murcia Coast............604

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

Where to Eat and Stay in Seville............636

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

Huelva Province............653

Cadiz Province............657

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

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

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

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

Side Trips from Granada............723

Costa de Almería and Costa Tropical............737

Malaga and Inland............747

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

Gibraltar............784

Upper Extremadura............795

Lower Extremadura............809

Merida............810

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400004812
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Author:
Fodor's
Author:
Trefler, Caroline
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Travel-Spain
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20101116
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
884
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 1.25 in 1.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Fodor's Spain 2010" covers everything visitors love about this popular tourist destination--captivating culinary experiences, spectacular beaches and islands, red-hot nightlife, and mountains for skiing and hiking. color photo insert; full-color pullout map.
"Synopsis" by , • Full-color guide • Make your trip to Spain unforgettable with illustrated features, 75 maps, and 340 color photos.

• Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Convenient overviews of each region and its highlights • Top experiences & attractions • Easy-to-read color regional maps

Explore Madrid, Barcelona, Andalusia, and beyond

• Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers • Illustrated features on El Prado, the wines of Spain, paradors, bullfighting, Gaudí, flamenco, the Alhambra, El Camino de Santiago, tapas, and Basque Country • Best beaches, best restauranst, best tapas spots, and best lodgings

• Opinions from destination experts • Fodor’s Spain-based writers reveal their favorite local haunts • Revised annually to provide the latest information

"Synopsis" by , Fodor's. For Choice Travel Experiences.

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

-Updated annually, Fodor's Spain provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

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

-If it's not worth your time, it's not in this book. Fodor's discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor's Choice designations, ensure that you'll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Spain.

-Experience Spain like a local Fodor's Spain includes unique photo-features that impart the country's 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.

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