Book Description

Discover Spain - a compelling country filled with must see sights

Whether you want to explore Granada's spectacular Alhambra palace, watch swirling flamenco dancers in Seville or walk through lush countryside on the epic Camino de Santiago, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Spain has to offer.

From the golden beaches on the Mediterranean coast to the wild peaks of the Pyrenees, Spain's varied landscape is a treasure trove for outdoor enthusiasts. But its cities are just as enticing. Discover architectural wonders, Roman ruins, captivating museums and, to top it all off, a tantalizing cuisine complemented by world-class wine.

Our recently updated guide brings Spain to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighborhoods.

You'll discover:

- our pick of Spain's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
- the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
- detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
- easy-to-follow itineraries
- expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
- color-coded chapters to every part of Spain, from Barcelona to Madrid, Northern Spain to Southern Spain

Planning a city break? Look out for our DK Eyewitness Barcelona and Catalonia or our DK Eyewitness Madrid.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER
    1. Welcome to Spain
    2. Reasons to Love Spain
    3. Explore Spain
    4. Spain Itineraries
    5. Spain for Art Lovers
    6. Spain for Outdoor Activities
    7. Spain for Foodies
    8. Spain’s Captivating Cities
    9. Spain on Screen
    10. Spain on Page
    11. Spain Raise a Glass
    12. Spain for Architecture
    13. Spain for Sports Fans
    14. Spain for Beach Life
    15. Spain After Dark
    16. Spain for Families
    17. A Year in Spain
    18. A Brief History
  4. Experience
    1. Barcelona
      1. Old Town
      2. Eixample
      3. Montjuïc
      4. Beyond the Centre
    2. Eastern Spain
      1. Catalonia
      2. Aragón
      3. Valencia and Murcia
    3. Northern Spain
      1. Galicia
      2. Asturias and Cantabria
      3. The Basque Country, Navarra and La Rioja
    4. Madrid
      1. West Madrid
      2. East Madrid
      3. Beyond the Centre
    5. Central Spain
      1. Comunidad de Madrid
      2. Castilla y León
      3. Castilla-La Mancha
      4. Extremadura
    6. Southern Spain
      1. Seville
      2. Andalucía
    7. Spain’s Islands
      1. The Balearic Islands
      2. Western Canary Islands
      3. Eastern Canary Islands
  5. Need to Know
    1. Before You Go
    2. Getting Around
    3. Practical Information
    4. Phrase Book
    5. Acknowledgments