Frommer's Spain 2012

Front Cover
Wiley, Oct 4, 2011 - Travel - 800 pages
2 Reviews
Full-color throughout.Free full-color, foldout map. Completely updated every year. Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you hit all the highlights of the 17 semi-autonomous regions of Spain, from the Prado in Madrid to the Guggenheim in Bilbao, from El Escorial to Granada's Alhambra. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, including Galicia in the northwest and the Balearic Islands in the east. Where to find the absolute best paella in Valencia, the loveliest vineyards in Rioja, the hottest tapas in Seville, and the finest suckling pig in Segovia. Insightful commentary on Spain's dazzling array of art and architectural masterpieces, from the Old World classicism of Velazquez to the modernism of Picasso and Dali. 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Frommer's Spain 2012

User Review  - Goodreads

Frommers always does a wonderful job but this was especially enjoyable. "Spain 2012" brought this colorful country to life and would be a great resource for travelers to that nation. It gave expert advice regardless of your budget. Read full review

Review: Frommer's Spain 2006

User Review  - Otis Chandler - Goodreads

Took this to Spain. Not for the budget traveler. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Veteran travel writer Darwin Porter wrote the fi rst ever Frommer’s guide to Spain. Back then it was called Spain on $5 a Day, and it became an immediate best seller in the travel book business. The only good thing about those dark days of the Franco era were the $2 hotel rooms, the $1.50 paella dinners, and the 25¢ glasses of Rioja wine. Spain has changed drastically since then, and the new Frommer’s Spain has kept up with the developments. Porter was joined in 1982 by Spanish-speaking Danforth Prince, formerly of the Paris bureau of The New York Times. Together, they have also written such Iberian guides as Frommer’s Lisbon, Frommer’s Barcelona, Frommer’s Madrid, and Frommer’s Seville, Granada, & the Best of Andalusia.

Bibliographic information