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- 15th July 2009
- 552 pages - 210 x 140 xmm
This title presents a dynamic new two-color layout for easy navigation. It features a new magazine style, combining stunning photography, tailored itineraries and a personal take on the country. It contains a clear, newly designed two-color maps throughout for increased ease of use. This is the only guides with full-color touring maps of the whole region. It includes extensive listings of hotels and restaurants - all personally recommended for a really local flavor. It includes Top Don't Miss sights for each regional chapter, plus Author Choices of personal favorite places to stay and eat. This book: reveals astonishing landscapes and the intricacies of rural life, from smoked sausages to wolves and witches; leads you through sophisticated urban excitements and medieval back streets; and, describes the best locations to visit for a glut of churches, monasteries, castles, museums, azulejos and markets.
1) Introduction; 2) History; 3) Architecture & the Arts; 4) The Portugese; 5) Food and Drink; 6) Planning Your Trip; 7) Practical A-Z; 8) The Minho; 9) Tras-os-Montes and the Alto Douro; 10) Oporto and the Douro Litoral; 11) The Beiras; 12) Estremadura and the Ribatejo; 13) Lisbon; 14) The Alentejo; 15) The Algarve; 16) Language; 17) Rulers of Portugal to 1910; 18) Bibliography; 19) Index.
David Evans is passionate about Portugal and has written about it for newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.