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- 1st February 2012
- 376 pages - 140 x 210 xmm
This title features: dynamic two-colour layout for easy navigation; brand new colour section that gives a photographic overview of the region, together with special features of the region, tailored itineraries and lists of the best things to do; full-colour touring maps of the whole region; extensive listings of hotels and restaurants - all personally recommended for a really local flavour; and, Top Don't Miss sights for each regional chapter, plus Author Choices of personal favourite places to stay and eat. It explores this green haven with unspoilt coastline, soaring mountains and lush valleys of pine and beech forest. It uncovers architectural treasures from the Visigothic, via florid Baroque to modernista master Antoni Gaudi - and visible cultural history stretching back to Paleolithic times. You can discover some of Spain's most interesting cities including Vitoria with its six-day Fiestas de la Virgen Bianca, or genteel Burgos, with its unlikely combination of frogs and Gothic art. It details over 300 restaurants, bars and cafes for sampling the tantalising local cuisine.
1) Introducing Northern Spain; 2) History; 3) Topics; 4) Food and Drink; 5) Travel; 6) Practical A - Z; 7) Navarra and Rioja; 8) The Basque Lands; 9) Cantabria and the Picos de Europa; 10) Asturias; 11) Old Castile and Leon; 12) Galicia; 13) Language; 14) Glossary; 15) Further Reading.
Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are extremely experienced travel writers who have written over 40 guides for Cadogan and are renowned for their depth of detail combined with an interesting and lively writing style.