The new full-color Rough Guide to Andalucía is the essential guide to one of Europe's most vibrant destinations. The autonomous region of Andalucía is the part of the Iberian peninsula that is most quintessentially Spanish, a land of flamenco, sherry and ruined castles. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. Expert background is provided on every destination, together with lively articles on the region's history and culture. There are detailed and easy-to-use color maps and plans for every major town, city and monument to help make finding that hotel, restaurant or museum easy. Make the most of your visit to southern Spain with the Rough Guide to Andalucía.
This is an awesomely detailed guide to Spain's most popular region, by Geoff Garvey and Mark Ellingham. As well as the full story on major sights like the Alhambra (Europe's most romantic building) and Sevilla (Europe's most romantic city), it gets way off the beaten track in the mountainous Alpujarras, treks through the Sierra Nevada, and wades along the unspoiled beaches of the Costa de la Luz. It gives the lowdown too, on sherry tasting at Jerez, windsurfing at Tarifa . . . and picks out the cream of the infamous Costa del Sol resorts.
Now available in epub, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Andalucía is the ultimate guide to this autonomous region in southern Spain; an exciting blend of fiestas, sherry, Roman ruins and whitewashed villages. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. The detailed and easy-to-use colour maps and plans for each major town, city and monument, alongside expert advice on getting around, as well as engaging commentary on the region's history and culture mean that you really can make the most of your visit to Andalucía. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Andalucía.
The eleventh edition of this highly respected guidebook that has earnt a reputation for its balance of practical detail and informative cultural background. The full-colour opening chapter gives the reader a feel for the different regions, sights and activities before travelling and the clear and accurate maps and plans throughout the guide help the reader on arrival. There is also detailed listings reviews to suit every taste and budget and enlightening accounts of attractions and sights both on and off the beaten track. Finally, in the contexts section there are authorative accounts of Spain's history, music, art and architecture.
'The Rough Guide to Andalucia is the ultimate handbook to one of Europe's most vibrant destinations. A 24-page full-colour introduction brings the areas highlights to life. The guide provides comprehensive coverage of the region's spectacular attractions from the enchanting Alhambra palace to stunning white town of Ronda. There are insider tips on where to find the best beaches and most exhilarating walks and up-to-the-minute reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay, from rustic fondas to sumptuous paradores. The guide also contains entertaining background on Andalucia's history, festivals and wildlife.
The Rough Guide to Barcelona is the ultimate handbook to Spain's most vibrant city. It includes in depth accounts of all the sights, from the tree-lined Ramblas to the Picasso museum, together with up-to-the-minute reviews of the city's best restaurants, bars and clubs, with accommodation to suit every budget.
Andaluc'a, 4th Edition presents expert recommendations by authors based in the region as well as original highlights, itineraries and advice for escaping the crowds. The guide includes informative special sections on food and drink, Moorish architecture, activities and an easy-to-use foldout cover map, plus over 70 detailed maps inside.- Opinionated coverage for an authentic travel experience- Tailored itinerary routes, regional highlights and diverting detours- Children's activity chapters and family-friendly listings- Locals-only tips from authors with intimate ties to each destination
The new full-colour Rough Guide to Spain is the ultimate guide to one of Europe's most vibrant and exciting countries. Expert authors lift the lid on the famous cities, buildings, sights and natural attractions, from the dazzling Gaudí buildings in Barcelona to the dramatic mountains of the Pyrenees. Whether you're looking for a boutique hotel in Madrid, a hidden corner in Moorish Andalucia, a hip beach resort on the costas or the latest fashionable restaurant to emerge from the Basque country, you'll find it in the Rough Guide. Each region is brought to life with inspiring photography and clear, colourful maps, while honest, up-to-date reviews search out the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range. Budget travellers, city-break weekenders, hikers and drivers will all find something to inspire them in this definitive guide.
Author: John Gill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2008-12-09
A garden at the foot of Europe and a crossroads between Spain, Africa and the New World, Andaluc?a has been a cultural customs house on the border of the Mediterranean and Atlantic civilizations for more than ten thousand years. This book traces its origins from the earliest hominid settlers in the Granada mountains 1.8 million years ago, through successive Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Muslim cultures, and the past five hundred years of modern Castilian rule, up to and including the present day of post-modern novelists in C?rdoba and Sevilla, guerrilla urban archaeologists in Torremolinos and Marbella, and underground lo-fi bands in Granada and M?laga.
This pocket guide to Ibiza and Formentera provides coverage of all the sights from historic Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town to isolated cove beaches. It includes an insider's guide to the clubs and music scene, as well as critical listings of the best places to eat, drink and sleep. Away from the nightlife, there are details of coastal walks and forest hills and complete historical and cultural background to both islands.
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
Release Date: 2015-11-10
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, Córdoba, Andalucía, 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).
Andalucia is the quintessence of Spain and yet, historically and culturally, it is surprisingly unlike the rest of the country. Its literary history began to develop with the Romans and reached an early flowering when Arabic poets drew on centuries of literary tradition, together with the landscapes and passions of Moorish Spain. Later, Prosper Mérimée, Byron and Washington Irving forged legends of exotic southern Spain that persist to this day and Spanish writers themselves captured the rich tapestry of Andalucian culture, from Cervantes' Seville to the Córdoba of Baroque poet Luis de Góngora and Lorca's 'hidden Andalucia'. With the advent of the Civil War, a new generation flocked to Andalucia and were inspired to write some of the Twentieth Century's most iconic works of literature, from Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls to Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth and Laurie Lee's trilogy of books. As vibrant and compelling as the region itself, Andalucia: A Literary Guide for Travellers illuminates the very soul of Spain.
The definitive handbook to one of the most spectacular Greek Islands. In-depth coverage of the great palace of Knossos and dozens of other Minoan, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian sights. Detailed accounts of the pick of the island's walks - including the Samarian and Imbros gorges - and the low-down on the finest unspoilt beaches. Insider's reviews of the best places to eat, drink and sleep, from seaside resorts to remote mountain villages. Perceptive background features including history, archeology, wildlife, food and drink. The Times - Excellent and characterfully written
DK Eyewitness Seville & Andalusia will lead you straight to the best attractions this diverse region has on offer. Packed with color photography, illustrations and detailed maps, discover Andalusia area by area from the flamboyant nightlife of Seville to the spectacular Moorish architecture of Alhambra. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from dramatic coastline and spectacular fiestas to stunning flamenco shows, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants, shops and nightlife in each area for all tastes and budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all major cities and towns. DK Eyewitness Seville & Andalusia explores the rich layers of culture, history, architecture and art of this diverse region, not forgetting the best Andalusian dishes, paradors and outdoors activities. With up-to-date information on getting around by train, bus, car and foot and all the sights, churches, markets, beaches and festivals listed town by town, DK Eyewitness Seville & Andalusia is indispensable. Don't miss a thing on your holiday with the DK Eyewitness Seville & Andalusia