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Portugal

byInsight Guides

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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With its dramatic coastline, sun-kissed beaches and sublime weather, Portugal has no reason to envy its Spanish neighbor. Golfers wishing to practice their putting skills will be spoilt for choice with top-quality courses, hotels and resorts. Those who prefer cafés, culture and castles will head for the capital Lisbon, a delightful combination of old-world charm, local color and modern amenities – all of this washed down with a glass of fine port. This updated edition shows you how to get the most out of your trip to Portugal. Be inspired by our stunning photographs andBest of Portugalsection, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences. A detailedPlacessection covers the entire country in detail, with full-color maps, showing you where to go and what to do. Our selective listings guide you to the best and most authentic hotel and restaurants.
Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.
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Title:PortugalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780052278

ISBN - 13:9781780052274

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Best of Portugal
Where Land Ends and Sea Begins
The Portuguese

History
Decisive Dates
Ancient Lusitania
A Nation is Born
The English Connection
Empire Building
The Conquerors are Conquered
Revolution and Evolution

Features
Saints, Miracles and Shrines
Travellers’ Tales
Fado
Wines
Portuguese Architecture
Portuguese Art
Pousadas and Manor Houses
Natural Portugal

Photo Features
Festivals
Azulejos
Arts and Crafts
Port Wine

Places
Introduction
Lisbon
Estoril and Cascais
Sintra
Setúbal and the Arribada Peninsula
Algarve
Évora and Alentejo
Estremadura and Ribatejo
Coimbra
Side Trips for Coimbra
Beira Alta and Beira Baixa
Porto
The Douro Valley
Costa Verde and the Minho
Trás-os-Montes
Madeira
Azores

Travel Tips
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A–Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading