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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Spain features gorgeous color photos of the cities, villages, and countryside vistas that make a trip to Spain magical. We'll show you the best of the big cities: Madrid, with its tapas bars, nonstop nightlife, and the world-class Prado Museum; Barcelona, with Gaudí's wild modernist architecture, the astounding Picasso Museum, and the colorful street life of La Rambla; and Seville, from its monumental Gothic cathedral to the locals' favorite flamenco clubs. We'll take you into the countryside, where you can stay in historic paradors, tour the best sherry wineries in Andalusia, retrace the steps of Christian pilgrims in Galicia, and follow the careers of visionary artists like Salvador Dalí (in Cadaques) and El Greco (in charming, romantic Toledo). And we'll guide you to the country's best beaches, from the islands of Majorca and Ibiza to the mega-resorts along the Costa del Sol. Frommer's makes it easy to explore Spain as an independent traveler, always knowing that you have good advice, complete information, and helpful maps at your fingertips. It's all done with the trademark Frommer's attention to style, accuracy, and detail. Also included are an in-depth guide to Spain's art and architecture, as well as all the latest trip-planning advice on everything from bargain airfares to rail passes.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.
- From bullfights to Basque cuisine, modernismo to flamenco, our insider tips show you how to experience the best of Spain.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
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Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.
- More annually updated guides than any other series
- 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides
- Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries
- Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design
About the Author
As a team of travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous Frommer’s titles, including bestselling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. A film critic, columnist, and broadcaster, Porter is also a Hollywood biographer, his latest releases being Brando Unzipped and Jacko: His Rise & Fall. Prince, formerly employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times, is president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Spain.
1 The Best of Spain.
2 A Traveler’s Guide to Spanish Art & Architecture.
3 Planning Your Trip to Spain.
4 Suggested Spain Itineraries.
6 Side Trips from Madrid.
7 Old Castile & León.
10 The Costa del Sol.
11 Valencia & the Costa Blanca.
14 Girona & the Costa Brava.
16 Navarre & La Rioja.
17 The Basque Country.
18 Cantabria & Asturias
20 The Balearic Islands.
Appendix A: Spain in Depth.
Appendix B: Useful Terms & Phrases.