Spain (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Spain is your integral consultant to this pretty a part of the realm. The totally up to date advisor comprises special cutaways, ground plans, and reconstructions of the must-see attractions, besides street-by-street maps of key towns and cities.

The uniquely visible DK Eyewitness shuttle Guide may help you to find every thing region-by-region, from neighborhood fairs and markets to day journeys round the nation-state. targeted listings will consultant you to the easiest lodges, eating places, bars, and outlets for all budgets. special transportation and different functional details can assist you to get round simply by way of educate, bus, or automobile.

What's new in DK Eyewitness commute Guides:

• New itineraries in line with size of remain, neighborhood locations, and themes.
• Brand-new inn and eating places listings together with DK's selection recommendations.
• eating place destinations plotted on redrawn quarter maps and indexed with sights.
• Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the publications even more straightforward to read.

With 1000's of full-color photos, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that light up each web page, DK Eyewitness go back and forth consultant: Spain really exhibits you this vacation spot as not anyone else can.

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0 kilometres 0 miles 200 100 Olive trees are planted in long, straight lines across large swaths of Andalusia, especially in the province of Jaén. Spain is the world’s leading producer of olive oil. The almond, orange and olive create the three most characteristic landscapes of rural Spain but several other trees provide important crops. Wine corks are made from the bark of the cork oak. Tropical species, such as avocado and cherimoya, a delicious creamy fruit little known outside Spain, have been introduced to the so-called Costa Tropical of Andalusia (see p487); and bananas are a major crop of the Canary Islands.

Those in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cádiz are among the best.  48 I N T R O D U C I N G S PA I N The Climate of Spain MADRID Spain’s large landmass, with its extensive high plateaus and mountain ranges, and the influences of the Mediterranean and Atlantic produce a wide range of climatic variation, especially in winter. The north is wettest year round, the eastern and southern coasts and the islands have mild winters, while winter temperatures in the interior are often below freezing. Summers everywhere are hot, except in upland areas.

Spain’s largest lottery prize, “the Fat One”, is drawn. Noche Buena (24 Dec) is a family Christmas Eve, followed by Midnight Mass. Santos Inocentes (28 Dec), Spain’s version of April Fools’ Day, when people play tricks. Noche Vieja (31 Dec). New Year’s Eve is most celebrated in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol. January Día de los Tres Reyes (6 Jan). On the eve of the Epiphany, the Three Kings parade through town, throwing sweets to the children. La Tamborrada (19–20 Jan), San Sebastián. Drumming en masse in traditional costume.

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