Northern Spain Handbook

Book Description

Northern Spain is miles away - both literally and figuratively - from the crowded resorts of the southern coast. This cluster of ancient kingdoms is home Gothic cathedrals, stunning mountain ranges, charming seaside towns and the buzzing cultural capital of Bilbao. From sampling fresh seafood and delicious cider to walking the medieval pilgrim route to Santiago - Footprint's 6th edition of the Northern Spain Handbook will help you make the most of your trip.

  • In-depth coverage of the region's activities, from climbing to skiing
  • Highlight maps to help you get the best from this vast region
  • Exceptional background and history section - from the Reconquista, to pilgrims, to politics
  • Where to stay and eat for your budget; also offers information on the best refugios, paradores and sidrerías
  • Includes feature on the Camino de Santiago

 

Packed with valuable information on this fascinating area of Europe, Footprint’s Northern Spain Handbook will ensure that you get the best out of this culturally rich destination.

About Symington, Andy

Andy Symington hails from Australia and, after much time spent prowling and working in various corners of the world, he settled in Spain, where he has now lived for several years. He is enamoured of the art, architecture, wildernesses, and tapas of Andalucía, which never ceases to offer up hitherto unknown corners to explore. Andy has extensive experience as a travel writer and is the author of several Footprint guidebooks.