Fodor's Essential Spain 2019

Fodor's Essential Spain 2019

Written by locals, Fodor’s 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 Fodor’s 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. Fodor’s Essential Spain 2019 includes: •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. Fodor’s writers have scoured the country to showcase the best new hotels and restaurants at different price points and categories. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Spain to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •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 Spain’s historic hotels. Food spotlights will introduce you to must-try dishes in each region and beach spotlights help you choose the best beaches. •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. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •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. •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. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting other destinations in Europe? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy and Fodor's Essential France.

Fodor's Essential Spain

Fodor's Essential Spain

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. 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, and more. In stunning full-color, Fodor's Essential Spain puts the best the country has to offer at your fingertips. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Madrid; Toledo; Galicia and Asturias; The Basque Country, Navarra, and La Rioja; The Pyrenees; Barcelona; Catalonia, Valencia, and The Costa Blanca; Ibiza and the Balearic Islands; Andalusia Planning to focus on Barcelona? Check out Fodor's travel guide to Barcelona.

Fodor's Essential Spain 2020

Fodor's Essential Spain 2020

Whether you want to experience the Alhambra, explore Madrid’s incredible museums, eat delicious tapas, drink Spanish wine, or enjoy Flamenco performances, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Spain are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Spain 2020 guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. GET INSPIRED • AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do • PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on Best Beaches in Spain, Best Museums in Spain, Best Festivals in Spain, and more • COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! • UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS covering the most recommended sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, museums, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more GET PLANNING • MULTIPLE ITINERARARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time • SPECIAL FEATURES on “The Alhambra’s Architecture,” “El Camino de Santiago,” “El Prado: Madrid’s Brush with Greatness,” “Flamenco: the heartbeat of Spain,” and Eating and Drinking Well in all regions of Spain • COVERS: Madrid, Barcelona, the Alhambra, El Prado, La Sagrada Familia, Catalonia, Andalusia, Valencia, Bilbao, La Rioja wine country, the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Seville, Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Cordoba, Toledo, the Pyrenees, Ibiza, the Canaries, and more • NEW COVERAGE of the Canary Islands, including charming white villages, luxurious island resorts, unspoiled beaches, and unique landscapes GET GOING • MORE THAN 50 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP to navigate confidently • TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, dance, and more • LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems • SPANISH LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases Planning on visiting France or Portugal? Check out Fodor’s Essential France, Fodor's Essential Portugal, and Fodor’s Inside Lisbon. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us!

Fodor's Barcelona

with highlights of Catalonia

Fodor's Barcelona

Ready to experience Barcelona? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Barcelona travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Barcelona, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to explore Gaudí's La Sagrada Família, stroll La Rambla, or lounge on sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches, this user-friendly guidebook will help you plan it all out. Our local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Barcelona includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Barcelona. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on Gaudí, La Sagrada Familia, and the Wines of Spain. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 20 DETAILED MAPS help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS offer options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS include: guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; basic Spanish phrases; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE tells you where to find under-the-radar gems, along with the best walking tours. • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS add perspective and enrich your travels. • CURATED SIDETRIPS to Girona, Figueres, Cadaques, Montserrat, Sitges, and Valencia help you build out your trip to experience some incredible Spanish coastal towns, museums, and must-see attractions within easy reach of Barcelona. • COVERS: La Rambla, The Barri Gòtic, El Raval, Sant Pere, La Ribera, La Ciutadella, Barceloneta, The Eixample, Gràcia, Upper Barcelona, Sarrià, Pedralbes, Montjuïc, Girona, Figueres, Cadaques, Montserrat, Sitges, and Valencia, Barcelona’s restaurant scene, Barcelona’s cafes and tapas bars, Barcelona’s beaches, Park Güell, The Boqueria Market, Museu Picasso, Santa Maria del Mar Basilica, Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Batló and the Manzana de la Discòrdia, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting Spain? Check out Fodor’s Essential Spain.

Fodor's Essential Europe

The Best of 25 Exceptional Countries

Fodor's Essential Europe

Whether you want to eat your way across France, see the Renaissance art of Italy, or take in Oktoberfest in Germany, the local Fodor's travel experts in Europe are here to help! Fodor's Essential Europe is part of the award-winning Fodor's Essential series recognized by Booklist as the "Best Travel Guide in 2019." This guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor's Essential Europe includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 100 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS for the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, and more PHOTO-FILLED "BEST OF" FEATURES on "Top Landmarks" "Best Art Museums," and "Most Picturesque Towns and Villages" TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems COVERS: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Planning on visiting more of Europe? Check out Fodor's Essential France, Fodor's Essential Italy, and Fodor's Essential Spain. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.

Fodor's Barcelona

With Highlights of Catalonia & Bilbao

Fodor's Barcelona

Barcelona is a top European destination and this stunning full-color guide contains magazine-style features illustrating the city's biggest draws, from the cutting-edge cuisine to the dizzying heights of Gaud 's architecture.

Fodor's Amsterdam

with the Best of the Netherlands

Fodor's Amsterdam

Written by locals, Fodor’s Amsterdam is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Amsterdam travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Amsterdam's greatest charm may also be its greatest enigma: how can such a gracious, historical treasure house also multitask as the most offbeat metropolis in the world? From Rembrandts to rock and roll, the city has always been a mesmerizing mix of old and new. Fodor's curated coverage includes the best of the country beyond Amsterdam, including Haarlem, the Hague, Delft, and Rotterdam. Fodor’s Amsterdam includes: •DETAILED MAPS: Four nifty neighborhood walks included. Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently. •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan each day 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. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The "Top Attractions," "If You Like," and "With Kids" features make planning a snap. "Best Bets" for restaurants and hotels help travelers find the top options by price and experience. A new section on bicycling in Amsterdam includes tips on bike-route etiquette; listings for the best rental and tour companies; and a route map. •COVERS: Centrum, the Canal Ring, the Jordaan and the Leidseplein, the Museum District and the Pijp, as well as sidetrips to Broek-in-Waterland, Marken, Volendam, Kinderdijk, and much more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting other destinations in Europe? Check out Fodor’s Essential Italy, Fodor’s Essential Spain, and Fodor’s Essential France.

Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2020

Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2020

Whether you want to surf on the Nicoya Peninsula, glide on a zipline through the rainforest in Monteverde, or stand in awe of Arenal Volcano, the local Fodor's travel experts in Costa Rica are here to help! Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2020 guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. GET INSPIRED * AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do * COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! * PHOTO-FILLED "BEST OF" FEATURES on the best beaches, eco-lodges, and food to try while you're there * UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS covering the most recommended sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more. GET PLANNING * MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time * SPECIAL FEATURES on "Choosing a Beach," "Coffee, the Golden Bean," "Surfing Costa Rica," and "Canopy Tours" * COVERS: San José, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Limón, Tamarindo, Jacó, Osa Peninsula, and more GET GOING * MORE THAN 35 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP to navigate confidently * TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money * HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, government, sports, cuisine, geography, and more * LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems * SPANISH LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases Planning on visiting other destinations in Central America? Check out Fodor's Belize and Fodor's Cancún & the Riviera Maya. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! IMPORTANT NOTE: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images included in the physical edition.

Fodor's Essential Portugal

Fodor's Essential Portugal

Whether you want to explore trendy Lisbon, go on a wine-tasting trip in the Douro Valley, or lounge on the beaches of the Algarve, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Portugal are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Portugal is part of the award-winning Fodor’s Essential series recognized by Booklist as the “Best Travel Guide in 2019.” This guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s Essential Portugal includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 20 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently NEW COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS for the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “Best Beaches,” “Best Vineyards and Wine-Tasting Experiences,” and “Best Free Things to Do” TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money SPECIAL FEATURES on “Portugal's Most Impressive Castles and Stone Villages” and “Portuguese Food and Wine" NEW COVERAGE of the Azores HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, politics, art, architecture, cuisine, music, geography and more LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE PRIMER with useful words and essential phrases COVERS: Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, Estoril, the Douro Valley, Alentejo, Sintra, Óbidos, Serra da Estrela, Coimbra, Monsanto, Braga, and the Azores Planning on visiting Spain or spending more time in Lisbon? Check out Fodor’s Essential Spain, Fodor's Barcelona, and Fodor's Inside Lisbon ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition.

Fodor's Spain 2016

Fodor's Spain 2016

Detachable map of Spain, Barcelona, and Madrid affixed to page 3 of cover.