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Portugal (Insight Guides)
Insight Guides

Insight Guides, 2014

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 ...


Frommer's Portugal (Frommer's Complete Guides)
Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

Frommers, 2012

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 ...


The Rough Guide to Portugal
Rough Guides

Rough Guides, 2013

The Rough Guide to Portugal is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful country, taking you to the fashionable cities of Lisbon and Porto, to hikes in the central and northern hills, and to every beach along the Algarve — making it the ideal companion whether you're on a city break, beach vacation, or road trip. The locally-based Rough Guides author team introduces the best vineyards, country taverns, and fado clubs, and provides ...


Time and Tide: Photographs from Praia Piquinia

Chronicle Books, 2013

Featuring colorful beach umbrellas and dreamy blue horizons, this beautiful oversized book offers a breath of fresh air and evokes fantasies of Mediterranean travel. Photographer Christian Chaize returned many times over the course of eight years to shoot an intimate beach in the south of Portugal from the same vantage point. The resulting photographs provide an enchanting portrait of the tides, light, weather, and people that shape and reshape ...


Portugal - A Tale of Small Cities
David Stewart White, Deb Hosey White

White & Associates, 2014

Portugal - A Tale of Small Cities provides an insightful sampler of the wonders awaiting visitors to Portugal. The book will inspire you to explore this compact and approachable European destination. 
It includes what you need to plan your travels – more than 80 full color photos, helpful maps, and plenty of links to additional information. An experiential travel book,Portugal - A Tale of Small Cities combines practical and useful advice ...


A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal's Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640
Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert

Oxford University Press, 2007

With the opening of sea routes in the fifteenth century, groups of men and women left Portugal to establish themselves across the ports and cities of the Atlantic or Ocean Sea. They were refugees and migrants, traders and mariners, Jews, Catholics, and the Marranos of mixed Judaic-Catholic culture. They formed a diasporic community known by contemporaries as the Portuguese Nation. By the early seventeenth century, this nation without a state ...


Lonely Planet Portugal (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, ...

Lonely Planet, 2014

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Portugal is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hear soulful fado in Lisbon, taste the difference between a tawny and a late-bottled vintage in Porto, then dive into endless surf, sand and seafood in the Algarve; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of ...


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal
Inc. Dorling Kindersley

DK Travel, 2014

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal helps you get the most from your visit to this unique European country. You'll find in-depth detail on all the important sights with maps, photos, and illustrated 3-D cutaways for major sights. DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best that Portugal has to offer. The guide comes packed with reviews and listings for hotels, restaurants, and bars for all ...


The Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away from Home: Making a New Life Abroad
Rosanne Knorr

Ten Speed Press, 2008

For empty-nesters, early retirees, and even established executives, midlife is the ideal time to turn travel fantasies into real and rewarding experiences. This second edition of THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE covers estimating cost-of-living expenses, the dos and don'ts of international health care, the boom in online travel resources, and much more. Whether planning a monthlong escape or a whole new life in another country, this empowering guide will ...


A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, Vol. 1: From Beginnings to 1807: Portugal (Volume 1)
A. R. Disney

Cambridge University Press, 2009

The Kingdom of Portugal was created as a by-product of the Christian Reconquest of Hispania. With no geographical raison d'être and no obvious political roots in its Roman, Germanic, or Islamic pasts, it for long remained a small, struggling realm on Europe's outer fringe. Then, in the early fifteenth century, this unlikely springboard for Western expansion suddenly began to accumulate an empire of its own, eventually extending more than ...


Golf Resorts: Top of the World Volume 2 (English and German Edition)

teNeues, 2012

If there's a golfer's heaven, we're sure it looks something like these wondrous retreats! The splendid arrays of lush courses are set in some of the world's most spectacular locations. With resorts ranging from Scotland, golf's ancestral home, to Thailand, these destinations truly do offer the best accommodations, food, and wine you'll find just about anywhere. Along with stunning landscapes, they offer challenging layouts and unique ...


Moving to Portugal: How a young couple started a new life in the sun - and how you could do the same
Louise and Ben Taylor

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Many people go on holiday to a beautiful sun-drenched location and say "I wish we lived here." Louise and Ben Taylor decided to make their dream a reality. After extensive planning, they left rainy London behind and set off for the idyllic scenery of Portugal's eastern Algarve. Thousands of people have followed The Taylor's adventures via Ben's popular blog "Moving to Portugal." This book now tells their story in printed form for the first time. ...


National Geographic Traveler: Portugal, 2nd Edition (National Georgaphic Traveler Portugal)
Fiona Dunlop

National Geographic, 2013

Portugal is a captivating, sun-drenched land of diversity packed into an area smaller than the state of Indiana. Exploring this fascinating country, National Geographic Traveler: Portugal , 2nd Edition opens with a detailed introduction to the country's history, food, land, and culture. From the hidden alleys and grand palaces of Lisbon, Portugal's elegant capital city, to the beautiful gardens of the remote Madeira Islands off the Atlantic ...


Walking in the Algarve: 40 Coastal and Mountain Walks (Cicerone International Walking)
Julie Statham, June Parker

Cicerone Press, 2006

For many years the Algarve has not been considered as a 'real' walking destination. That opinion is rapidly changing. An increasing number of people are beginning to realise that there is far more to this area than first meets the eye - besides a spectacular and dramatic coastline, there is a huge interior that sees very few visitors. Here the varied geology helps produce a rich range of scenery from volcanic hills to dramatic limestone ...


Portugal (Insight Guides)
Insight Guides

Insight Guides, 2014

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 ...


Portuguese Cooking: The Authentic and Robust Cuisine of Portugal
Carol Robertson

North Atlantic Books, 1993

Carol Robertson shares her fascination with the country and its cuisine in lively journal entries and delightful drawings, while David Robertson's evocative photographs provide a look at the wonders of the Portuguese landscape and culture. The result is a personal travel book for lovers of good food. Portugal is blessed with a flavorful and complex cuisine that brings together influences from Europe, Africa, and the Muslim world. The ...


Portugal (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Martin Symington

DK Travel, 2010

Recognized the world over by frequent flyers and armchair travelers alike, Eyewitness Travel Guides are the most colorful and comprehensive guides on the market. With beautifully commissioned photographs and spectacular 3-D aerial views revealing the charm of each destination, these amazing travel guides show what others only tell. Includes beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and enhanced maps Extensive information on local ...


Prince Henry the Navigator
Sir Peter Russell, Peter Russell

Yale University Press, 2001

This enthralling life of the legendary fifteenth-century Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator, is the first comprehensive biography in more than a century. Examining the full range of the prince's activities as an imperialist and as a maritime, cartographical and navigational pioneer, Peter Russell shows that while Henry was firmly rooted in medieval times, his innovations set in motion changes that altered the history of Europe and regions ...


Michelin Green Guide Portugal Madeira (Green Guide/Michelin)
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

Michelin Travel & Lifestyle, 2011

Optimize your sightseeing with newly updated Green Guide Portugal, Madeira and The Azores. Color photos, detailed maps, lively anecdotes and an address book help you plan your travels and reveal a selection of hotels and restaurants to fit all budgets. Immerse yourself in the country's rich history, enjoy outdoor adventures from diving in the Algave to sea kayaking in Madeira, tour a cathedral in Lisbon, sip a port in the Douro valley, or take ...


Portugal (Insight Guides)
Insight Guides

Insight Guides, 2011

This guide to Portugal covers the whole of the country, with full-color photographs and maps throughout.



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