Frommers Portugal

by Danforth Prince, Darwin Porter

Wiley | March 6, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Portugal''s greatest gems, from Lisbon''s Alfama to the beaches of the Algarve, and from the Palácio Nacional de Sintra in Sintra to the Quinta Palmeira Gardens in Madeira. Plus tips for navigating the country''s lovely but less-traveled corners, like Trás-os-Mantes, the Minho, and even The Azores.
  • Where to find the absolute best seafood in Lisbon, the tastiest fruit in Sintra and Alcobaça, and the finest wines that Portugal has to offer.
  • Insightful commentary on Portugal''s dazzling array of architectural masterpieces, from the Gothic Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória in Alcobaça to the Baroque Palácio Nacional de Queluz.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 7.94 × 5.12 × 1.04 in

Published: March 6, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118086058

ISBN - 13: 9781118086056

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Frommers Portugal

by Danforth Prince, Darwin Porter

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 7.94 × 5.12 × 1.04 in

Published: March 6, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118086058

ISBN - 13: 9781118086056

About the Book

"Frommer's Portugal" offers insider advice on avoiding the crowds as visitors explore some of Portugal's greatest gems, from Lisbon's Alfama to the beaches of the Algarve, and from the Palacio Nacional de Sintra in Sintra to the Quinta Palmeira Gardens in Madeira. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners. Original.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vii

1 THE BEST OF PORTUGAL 1

2 PORTUGAL IN DEPTH 13

3 SUGGESTED PORTUGAL ITINERARIES 42

4 SETTLING INTO LISBON 57

5 EXPLORING LISBON 102

6 ESTORIL, CASCAIS & SINTRA 142

7 SOUTH OF THE TAGUS 176

8 ESTREMADURA 190

9 THE ALGARVE 212

1O ALENTEJO & RIBATEJO 257

11 COIMBRA & THE BEIRAS 278

12 PORTO & ENVIRONS 307

13 THE MINHO REGION & TRÁS-OS-MONTES 340

14 MADEIRA & PORTO SANTO 367

15 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO PORTUGAL 402

Index 425

From the Publisher

  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Portugal''s greatest gems, from Lisbon''s Alfama to the beaches of the Algarve, and from the Palácio Nacional de Sintra in Sintra to the Quinta Palmeira Gardens in Madeira. Plus tips for navigating the country''s lovely but less-traveled corners, like Trás-os-Mantes, the Minho, and even The Azores.
  • Where to find the absolute best seafood in Lisbon, the tastiest fruit in Sintra and Alcobaça, and the finest wines that Portugal has to offer.
  • Insightful commentary on Portugal''s dazzling array of architectural masterpieces, from the Gothic Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória in Alcobaça to the Baroque Palácio Nacional de Queluz.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

From the Jacket

The grand Igreja da São Vicente de Fora is the final resting place of some of Portugal''s greatest rulers. See chapter 5.

  • Easy-to-read maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

Find news, deals, apps, expert advice,and travel forums at Frommers.com

About the Author

As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced various titles for Frommer's. A film critic, columnist, and broadcaster, Porter is also a Hollywood biographer. His recent releases include Brando Unzipped, documenting the private life of Marlon Brando, and Jacko: His Rise and Fall, the first complete biography ever written on the tumultuous life of Michael Jackson. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of The New York Times and is today the president of Blood Moon Productions.
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