Lonely Planet Discover Spain (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler
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Lonely Planet Discover Spain is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Bask in orange-scented breezes while savoring a Valencian paella, witness the fiery passion of Andalucia's flamenco dancers, or be captivated by Madrid and Barcelona's art and architecture; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Spain and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Discover Spain:
- Full-colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, dance, architecture, landscapes, bullfighting, cuisine, wine, and more
- Free, convenient pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 20 colour maps
- Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Kids
- Coverage of Barcelona, Catalonia, Eastern Spain, Camino de Santiago, Basque Country, Madrid, Seville, Andalucia Hill Towns, Granada, Southern Coast, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Spain, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.
- Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Spain guide.
- Looking for a guide focused on Barcelona? Check out Lonely Planet's Barcelona guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, Lonely Planet's Discover Barcelona, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Barcelona, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler, Anthony Ham, Anna Kaminski, John Noble, Miles Roddis, Brendan Sainsbury, Regis St Louis, and Andy Symington.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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Spain. If you are in any doubt, ask ¿Es potable el agua (de grifo)? (Is the (tap) water drinkable?). Do not drink water from rivers or lakes as it may contain bacteria or viruses that can cause diarrhoea or vomiting. Insurance A travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, medical problems and cancellation or delays to your travel arrangements is a good idea. Paying for your ticket with a credit card can often provide limited travel-accident insurance and you may be able to reclaim the
clear tones dominate in the ultramodern rooms, of which there are several categories. HOTEL CONSTANZA Boutique Hotel €€ Offline map Google map ( 93 270 19 10; www.hotelconstanza.com; Carrer del Bruc 33; s/d €130/150; Girona or Urquinaona) This boutique beauty has stolen the hearts of many a visitor to Barcelona. Design touches abound, and little details like flowers in the bathroom add charm. The terrace is a nice spot to relax with views over the rooftops of L’Eixample. Eating Barcelona
buttresses and an interior that will simply take your breath away, León’s fabulous cathedral (Click here) is truly one of the Gothic masterpieces of Spain. Add to this a large student population who flood the streets with night-time revelry, an attractive old quarter and a flurry of other sights and monuments and it becomes clear that León is, above all else, a fantastic place to experience everyday life in the heart and soul of Spain. ANDREW BAIN/GETTY IMAGES © Staying in a Beautiful
run are full of bravado (and/or drink) and have little idea of what they’re doing. For dedicated encierro news, check out www.sanfermin.com. Animal rights groups oppose bullrunning as a cruel tradition, and the participating bulls will almost certainly all be killed in the afternoon bullfight. The PETA-organised anti-bullfighting demonstration, the Running of the Nudes, takes place two days before the first bullrun. Sights CATEDRAL Cathedral Offline map Google map (Calle Dormitalería;
al-qasr (fortress). It was rebuilt and expanded in the 13th and 14th centuries, but the whole lot burned down in 1862. What you see today is an evocative, over-the-top reconstruction of the original. Highlights include the Sala de las Piñas, with its ceiling of 392 pineapple-shaped ‘stalactites’, and the Sala de Reyes, featuring a three-dimensional frieze of 52 sculptures of kings who fought during the Reconquista. The views from the summit of the Torre de Juan II are truly exceptional and put