The Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España)
is a country largely located in the Iberian peninsula in southwestern
Europe. The country also incorporates a three enclaves in North
Africa (Ceuta, Melilla, Peñón de Alhucemas),
an exclave within France (Llívia),
a island archipelagoes within the Atlantic Ocean (the Canary Islands)
and the Mediterranean Sea (the Balearic Islands).
Gibraltar (a British overseas territory, but which Spain claims),
and through its North African exclaves,
Spain has a northern coast on the Bay of Bascay,
and a southern coast on the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic.
the estimated population of Spain was
about 45.1 million.
The capital and largest city of the country, Madrid,
had a population of 3.2 million people in the city, and combined total
population of about 5.5 million people in the combined city and metropolitan
Other important cities in
Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Murcia, Málaga,
Palma de Mallorca, Seville (Spanish: Sevilla), Valencia and Zaragoza.
Walk the Camino de Santiago, run with the bulls in Pamplona, or relax on Barcelona's beaches: experience Spain with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Spain 2019 you'll find:
Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Spain
Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
Top sights and hidden gems, from El Escorial and the great mosque of CĂłrdoba to medieval bars serving house-made madroĂąo liqueur
How to connect with local culture: Enjoy a flamenco show in Madrid, chat with fans about the latest fĂştbol match, or meander down winding streets in search of the best tapas
Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of sangria
Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
Detailed maps, plus a fold-out map for exploring on the go
Useful resources including a packing list, Spanish phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
Annually updated information on Barcelona, Basque Country, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, LeĂłn, Salamanca, Madrid, El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen, Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Sevilla, CĂłrdoba, AndalucĂa, Spain's Southern Coast, Gibraltar, Morocco, and more
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Covers Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, Toledo, Santiago de Compostela, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, Extremadura, Andalucia, Murcia and more.
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Product Description: With superb photography, illustrations, and maps, this comprehensive travel guide will help you plan your trip to Spain.
This guide will show you the best of Barcelona--such as GaudĂ's Sagrada FamĂlia and Park GĂźell--to the spectacular castles of Castile, the golden beaches of Costa Blanca and the stunning natural landscape of the Basque Country. Learn about Spain's beautiful national parks, its iconic fiestas, and the art of flamenco. There are also practical tips, transportation information, and hotel and restaurant recommendations to help you plan the perfect trip.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain truly shows you this city as no one else can.
Written by locals, Fodorâs Essential Spain 2019 is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Madrid, Barcelona, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Spain travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodorâs in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Europe.
Spain remains one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing architecture, exciting soccer league, and more. In stunning full-color, Fodor's Essential Spain 2019 puts the best the country has to offer at your fingertips.
Fodorâs Essential Spain 2019 includes:
â˘UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Updated every year, this edition of Fodor's Essential Spain offers fully updated coverage of cities, neighborhoods, must-see attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, beaches, and more. Fodorâs writers have scoured the country to showcase the best new hotels and restaurants at different price points and categories.
â˘ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Spain to inspire you.
â˘PULLOUT MAP AND DETAILED MAPS: A handy PULLOUT map of Spain will help you navigate on the go. Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
â˘GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color photos will help inspire you. Stunning, full-color illustrated features illuminate Spain's highlights: Gaudi's architecture, Spanish tapas, flamenco, the Alhambra, Basque culture, El Camino de Santiago, the Museo del Prado, and Spainâs historic hotels. Food spotlights will introduce you to must-try dishes in each region and beach spotlights help you choose the best beaches.
â˘ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries will help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. âFodorâs Choiceâ designates our best picks in every category.
â˘INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Our recommendations for Top Museums, Architecture, Beaches, and Hiking, along with FAQs make planning simple. Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car, bus, and train. A convenient Travel Times by Train map helps you plan trips within Spain.
â˘COVERS: Madrid, Barcelona, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia, Bilbao, La Rioja wine country, the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Seville, Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Cordoba, Toledo, the Pyrenees, Ibiza, and more.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodorâs has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.
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With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Seville & AndalucĂa truly shows you this city as no one else can.
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With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Northern Spain truly shows you this region as no one else can.
Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Sevilla, Granada, and Southern Spain.
In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the best of Granada, Sevilla, CĂłrdoba, AndalucĂa, and Spain's southern coast. With Rick's helpful hints, you'll learn how to get a reservation for the Alhambra and where to dance the Flamenco in Sevilla. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.
Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
Product Description: Discover Spain with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan on exploring Andalucia's White Towns, sampling the legendary nightlife of Madrid or hiking in the Picos de Euuropa, this new edition of The Rough Guide to Spain will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.
Inside The Rough Guide to Spain - Independent, trusted reviews writtenwith Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the backstreets of Barcelona or Granada's AlbaicĂn without needing to get online. - Stunning, inspirational images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Spain's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed city coverage - whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, AndalucĂa, Castilla y LeĂłn, La Rioja, the PaĂs Vasco, Navarra, Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia, AragĂłn, Barcelona, Catalunya, Valencia, Murcia, and the Balearics. Attractions include: Museo del Prado, Reina SofĂa, El Escorial, MĂŠrida, the Alhambra, La Mezquita, Parque Nacional Coto de DoĂąana, Univeridad de Salamanca, Burgos Cathedral, Museo Guggenheim, Santiago de Compostela's cathedral,Sagrada FamĂlia, FundaciĂł Joan MirĂł, Teatre-Museu DalĂ, La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias, and the Palma Cathedral. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, festivals, culture and etiquette; sports and outdoor activities, tourist information and more - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, wildlife flamenco and books and with a handy language section covering Castilian (Spanish), Catalan, Basque and Galician.
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