Fodor's Madrid and Side Trips
Fodor's Travel Publications
Publication date: May 2011
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Madrid.
Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice.
Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse.
Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Madrid and its surrounding cities as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of Spain’s geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook.
What’s Covered? Get to Know Madrid: Madrid’s boundless energy makes sights and sounds larger than life. The Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums comprise one of the greatest repositories of Western art in the world. The cafés in the Plaza Mayor and wine bars in the nearby Cava Baja buzz, and nightlife stretches into the wee hours around Plaza Santa Ana. Sunday’s crowded flea market in El Rasto is thick with overpriced oddities.
Madrid is in the geographical center of Spain, and it’s an excellent jumping-off point for exploring other historically significant sites, most notably Toledo, Segovia and Salamanca. Other inviting cities in the regions of Castile-La Mancha and Castile-León include León, Burgos, Soria, Sigüenza, and Cuenca. Extremadura, Spain’s remote borderland with Portugal, is intriguing and often overlooked. Highlights include Cáceres, packed with medieval and Renaissance churches and palaces; Trujillo, lined with mansions of Spain’s imperial age; ancient Merida, Spain’s richest trove of Roman ruins; and the Jerte Valley, which turns white in late March with the blossoming of 1 million cherry trees.
Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.