You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Spain.
In this guide, you’ll find an inviting mix of exciting cities and cozy towns. Explore the lively cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla, and follow the Route of the White Hill Towns in Andalucía’s sun-drenched countryside. Experience the works of the great masters—from El Greco to Picasso to Dalí—and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. Self-guided walks lead you through the castles, cathedrals, and villages of this ancient but modern land. End your day with a glass of Rioja wine and a plate of tapas—then join the locals for an evening of flamenco.
Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, along with street-by-street maps of key cities and towns.
The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets. Detailed transportation and other practical information will help you to get around easily by train, bus, or car.
What’s new in DK Eyewitness Travel Guides:
New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes.
Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK’s Choice recommendations.
Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights.
Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain truly shows you this destination as no one else can.
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher
Lonely Planet Spain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the exquisite perfection of the Alhambra, hike the Pyrenean high country and laze on the Mediterranean’s best beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Spain and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Spain Travel Guide:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, architecture, art, bullfighting, politics, food, Basque culture, flamenco, outdoor activities, politics
Free, convenient pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 100 colour maps
Covers Madrid, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Barcelona, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque Country, Navarra, Seville, Granada, Cantabria, Asturias, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Valencia, Mallorca, Ibiza, AndalucÃa, Extremadura and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Spain, our most comprehensive guide to Spain, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled
Looking for a guide focused on Barcelona or Madrid? Check out Lonely Planet’s Barcelona and Lonely Planet’s Madrid guides for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer; Discover Barcelona, a photo-rich guide to the city’s most popular attractions; or Pocket Barcelona and Pocket Madrid, handy-sized guides focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Western Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all Western Europe has to offer.
Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Spain, including Barcelona’s hippest neighborhoods, Madrid’s top museums, and Andalusia’s white villages. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from the Alhambra to the Prado
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on Gaudí, wine, tapas, and paradores
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip
Written by outspoken, authoritative experts, Frommer’s Spain shows travelers how to experience the country the way the locals do. This classic Frommers series includes exact prices; candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions and hotels in every price range (from hostels to glamorous paradores); and dozens of detailed maps. We also include advice the tourist board wouldn’t approve of: which sites to skip, how to avoid the crowds, and how to stretch your travel budget further, whether you’re on a lavish honeymoon or backpacking it.