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Lonely Planet , Stuart Butler , Anthony Ham , Anna Kaminski , John Noble , Miles Roddis , Brendan Sainsbury , Regis St Louis , Andy Symington
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Book Description

17 May 2013 Travel Guide

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 3 edition (17 May 2013)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1742205739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742205731
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 520,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

As a child Stuart received his first travel inspirations from weekly visits to his local zoo and the constant re-reading of the late, great Gerald Durrell's books about his animal collecting exploits in Corfu and beyond.

A few years later Stuart put the lizard hunting onto a back burner and took up surfing. A short and not very successful professional surfing career quickly evolved into the far more enjoyable task of surf exploration along some of the worlds most remote coastlines.

The results of these trips, which have seen him riding waves in places as diverse as the Arctic tundra in winter, the burning coastal deserts of Pakistan and Yemen in high summer, the rain soaked jungle beaches of Colombia and the shark infested reefs of eastern Africa, have appeared widely in the international surf and travel media.

His stories and photos from these trips have gained him a reputation for stumbling into minefields, getting his travel companions thrown into Third-World military prisons and becoming tangled up in all sorts of magical duals with passing sorcerers and ghosts.

His first guidebook work was all surfing based and included writing for the legendry Stormrider Guides as well as compiling his own Oceansurf Guidebooks to Portugal and Spain. Since joining Lonely Planet Stuart has worked on guides to Africa, France, Spain and Scandanavia, South Asia and the Middle East. He has also written about Africa South Asia and Arabia for other publishers and is the author of the Bradt guide to Benin.

Stuart lives beside the beautiful beaches of southwest France where the lack of a decent zoo is compensated for by the lizards and terrapins living in his garden.

His blog is http://stuartbutler-journalist.blogspot.com/

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3.0 out of 5 stars The content seems good but come on Lonely Planet 20 Aug 2014
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The content seems good but come on Lonely Planet, where are the links to quickly navigate around the book? One link, the 'In Focus' link, is for the entire meat of the book. Good job trying to find the Madrid section or to even know how many sub-sections there are. I had to scan through the entire book adding my own bookmarks, not a user friendly solution.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inferior to Eyewitness Travel & Baedeker Guides, LP basic series 15 Oct 2013
By Eugene Tenenbaum - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
The world of travel guides is dominated by two giants: classic, illustrated in color, very detailed Baedeker (since 1839), and more exclusive, profusely illustrated in color, detailed Eyewitness Travel Guides. Lonely Planet (LP) resembles more Baedeker, but Baedeker is better published and handier, has clearer layout and better maps, and its plastic wallet cover holds the guide and map protected in all weather.

The LP Discover series is - as this relatively thin ISBN 1742205739 Spain - in full color, but less detailed than the Baedeker, the Eyewitness, or the LP basic series. It has more illustrations than the Baedeker, but fewer than, and not as good as, the Eyewitness, which is 1 inch longer and thus less handy, but has excellent flexible vinyl bindings, greater number of details, and superior layout, graphics, clarity, and - in general - the quality of being a souvenir\memento.

The content of approx. 49 pages of the book is shown by the Amazon.com's "LOOK INSIDE!" function. What cannot be seen is that the LP Discover series including this Spain has covers laminated only outside. For the record, the LP basic series has text detailed comparably to the Eyewitness, however it is not as profusely illustrated and mostly only in 3 colors: black, white, and blue, except a few dozens of pages with photos in full color printed on low quality paper, but still superior to the LP Discover series.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet - Spain 28 July 2013
By Michael Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
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"Lonely Planet - Spain" is yet another highly readable account of a foreign country I aspire to visit someday. As with other Lonely Planet titles, the book contains the following information I found most useful and enjoyable to read:

1. 25 suggested travels - included events (Easter in Seville), buildings (cathedrals), and geography (mountains and beaches).
2. What to do in the larger cities (Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, etc.) and smaller towns/villages.
3. Very colorful pictures of scenery, buildings, etc. that give you an idea of what Spain looks like.
4. Helpful maps of suggested travels and of cities (including main streets, and prominent sites to see).
5. History of Spain - gave me a better understanding of the past events that shape today's Spain.

There are many other good features but listed just a few to give you an idea. A very good guide to accompany you on a trip to Spain. Now, if I could just go there someday.....

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5.0 out of 5 stars AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SPAIN 5 July 2013
By Marie Antoinette - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like this travel guide. Although I have been to Barcelona once, it was a brief visit due to a quick stop from our Mediterrenean cruise so I really didn't get to see that much. I found this guide really useful in helping me plan a wonderful trip to Spain. I particularly like the section titled "Best of..." in which The Best Art Galleries, The Best Fiestas, The Best Village Escapes, etc, are featured. I also like the section titled "Spain Month by Month" featuring a list of happenings for each month such as fairs, festivals and so on.

Lots of beautiful color photos. Easy-to-read maps are peppered throughout this useful guide as well as a comprehensive pull-out map of the city of Barcelona including its "Top Sights" and a map of Barcelona's metro. And just like Lonely Planet's other travel guides, it has a whole section titled "Survival Guide" essential to any great trip!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Great Resource 14 Sep 2013
By Mandy Payne - Published on Amazon.com
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Lonely Planet got it right with this Spain green-spined guide. The pictures are beautiful. The information is well organized and meaningful.
This is an essential guide to not only plan your trip, but to carry with you while visiting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource for planning a trip to Spain 28 Aug 2013
By J. Chambers - Published on Amazon.com
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I visited Spain on a trip in 1971, and ever since, I've hoped to return. On that trip, I only saw the sights in and around Madrid, but there's so much more to see of this fascinating country. I've been having a great time planning possible future itineraries with the Lonely Planet Discover Spain guidebook.

The book begins with an overview of Spain's 25 top experiences, covering "must see" places and events. Then several sample itineraries ranging from five days to two weeks are outlined, followed by a month-by-month calendar of major events to help in planning the dates of a trip. The nuts and bolts stuff like weather, budget, and transportation are covered. The balance of the book includes highlights of the different regions and major cities in the country, including recommendations for accommodations, dining, sightseeing, entertainment, and shopping.

As with other Lonely Planet guides, there are plenty of maps and color photographs. Inside the back cover of the book is a pull-out map of Barcelona. (I would have guessed the pull-out would be Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain, but I suppose that with Barcelona being the site of the 1992 Olympics and with it being a stopover on many Mediterranean cruises, there's more interest in Barcelona.)

For general trip planning and developing an itinerary, the Lonely Planet Discover Spain guide is an excellent resource to have.
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