Frommer's Madrid Day By Day

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Wiley, Oct 21, 2011 - Travel - 192 pages
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Day by Day guides are short and punchy city guides that direct travellers on a short break around the city in the most effective way. The guides are aimed at sophisticated travellers who are looking for a very accessible read to make the most of their stay. Through the use of special-interest tours in the books, travellers are able to get a good idea of the geography of their city instantly before exploring it in an interesting way, giving people some surprising choices for what to see and do, that they might not have thought to consider normally. These travellers know that there's a kind of science to organizing your time on a trip, to avoid a lot of needless backtracking or overbooking and Day by Days provide this information in an accessible way.

Contents15 Favourite MomentsThe Best Full Day Tours around the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, the Prado Museum, the glorious Retiro Park, as well as eccentric palaces, convents for blue-blooded nuns, and all the best cafes and tapas bars to fuel up as you wander.Includes Special-Interest Tours through the city's world-class art museums, plus a glimpse into the Madrid of Cervantes and Lope de Vega, along with tours for kids, a bar hop through the best tapas places, and a stroll through the city's lush parks.Details the Best Neighborhood Walks around the Madrid of the Austrias, with its royal palaces and churches: the bohemian Plaza de Santa Ana: the trio of superb art museums which form the Golden Triangle; the chic Salamanca district: and the hip, colourful neighbourhoods of Malasana and Chueca.Features outdoor visits to the Retiro Park with its enormous boating lake; the Casa de Campo with its Zoo and Cable Car; and the enchanting 18th-century botanic gardens.Lists the Best Shopping from the gritty charm of the Rastro flea market to the exclusive boutiques of Salamanca.Recommends the Best Dining experiences from classic Madrileno cuisine to tapas; the Best Nightlife, the Best Arts and Entertainment including Opera, and the Best Places to Stay.Includes Day Trips to magical cities, including Toledo and Segovia, as well as the magnificent royal palace and pantheon at El Escorial.

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About the author (2011)

Mary-Ann Gallagher is a British travel writer who has spent many years in Spain, and has written dozens of guidebooks for publishers around the world. She now lives in Barcelona with her family, but visits the captivating Spanish capital as often as possible.

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