Travel

Time Out Madrid

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Madrid has gone from shanty town to imperial capital in the last seven centuries. The local writers of Time Out Madrid assist travelers in seeing the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric zarzuela, and cutting-edge cuisine to ancient, tiled tabernas, designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Also included are the intriguing stories behind some of the city’s best-known paintings, where to find gourmet tapas, the yoga centers, spas, and Turkish baths. Climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding are all within reach of the city, and suggested trips out of town are also recommended.
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Time Out Madrid 9th edition

Author: Time Out Guides Ltd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 875

Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides kicks off 2014 by being rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. Madrid emerges from several years under wraps to reveal its new facelift. Streets have been prettified, boulevards swept through and transport untangled. This in addition to its perennial attractions, whether your interests lie in spectacular opera productions or chirpy folkloric zarzuela; in cutting-edge cuisine or ancient, tiled tabernas; in designer-shoe shopping or mooching around flea markets. Put together by journalists resident in the city, the Time Out Madrid city guide also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, plus where to stay and how to escape the city heat. *Sightseeing in Madrid *Madrid hotels *Madrid restaurants *Madrid bars *Madrid shops *Madrid maps
Madrid (Spain)

Time Out Madrid

Author:

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN:

Category: Madrid (Spain)

Page: 316

View: 352

Madrid, the city that never sleeps (except in the afternoon), comes under scrutiny in this guide. Madrid's most enjoyable sights, from the trio of great art museums to leafy local squares, are thoroughly explored, along with its cultural quirks and the best of its legendary nightlife.
Travel

Time Out Madrid

Author: Time Out

Publisher: Time Out

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 970

Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides kicks off 2014 by being rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. Madrid emerges from several years under wraps to reveal its new facelift. Streets have been prettified, boulevards swept through and transport untangled. This in addition to its perennial attractions, whether your interests lie in spectacular opera productions or chirpy folkloric zarzuela; in cutting-edge cuisine or ancient, tiled tabernas; in designer shoe shopping or mooching around flea markets. Put together by journalists resident in the city, the Time Out Madrid city guide also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, plus where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Sightseeing in Madrid Madrid hotels Madrid restaurants Madrid bars Madrid shops Madrid maps
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Time Out Barcelona

Author: The Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 463

Barcelona barely has time to take down the bunting between its rollicking festivals — when there isn't an all night fiesta happening on the street, there's more likely a party on the beach (only 10 minutes away) and never any shortage of action in its clubs and bars. Gentler pursuits are also myriad: the city's museums have got it all covered from Picasso and Miro to perfume and an outstanding aquarium. Its galleries are among the most avant-garde in Europe, and its history writ large in the churches and perfectly preserved medieval alleyways of the Barri Gotic. Time Out's local journalists give travelers the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, shop and what to see. Suggested day-trips to coast, country, and city are also included.
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Time Out Rome

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 326

Written by local experts, Time Out Rome provides extensive coverage of the major sights — and then goes much further. Featuring everything from born-again trattorie to the burgeoning apertif trend, it offers visitors the chance to experience the Eternal City as the Romans do. History in Rome is not confined to museums, basilicas and galleries — it tumbles out everywhere. And though the city is reassuringly compact, this does not stop the cultural onslaught from being utterly bewildering and exhausting. While some travelers may have to face the fact that they probably won't see everything, it is also important not to shut oneself up inside all day looking at collections and sites or you will miss all that the outdoor scene has to offer. Time Out Rome helps travelers navigate through the cobblestone streets, so that they can eat, drink and shop like the natives. Suggested side trips out of town are also explored.
Fiction

Time Out

Author: Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 981

Sign up for recreational adult programs now! Class: How to Drive Him Crazy Instructional program for women unexpectedly facing the totally dishy guy from their past. Everyone welcome! NHL coach Mark Diego's plan to spend his off-season volunteering in his hometown goes awry when he learns that not only is he coaching teenage girls, but that the program is coordinated by energetic (and five feet two inches of trouble) coordinator Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend—and the woman he could never stand to see dating any other guy…. When their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don't just burn angry—they burn very, very hot! But that'll just sweeten the victory. Because Mark always plays to win. And with Rainey, he's planning on playing very dirty, too…
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Time Out Shortlist Madrid

Author: TIME OUT

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 191

View: 673

Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, whether your interests lie in spectacular opera productions or chirpy folkloric zarzuela; in cutting-edge cuisine or ancient, tiled tabernas; in designer-shoe shopping or mooching around flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Shortlist Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Time Out Shortlist Madrid is the essential companion to this most quintessentially Spanish of cities, with its famed trio of art palaces, its perfectly preserved taverns, its traditional fiestas and its riotious nightlife. Flamenco, film and football are also covered, alongside lodging, dining, museum, partying and shopping recommendations by local journalists.
History

The Dreamer Of Calle San Salvador

Author: Roger Osborne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 793

Spell-binding, horrific, poetic, apocalyptic, heart-rending, disturbing, prophetic, seditious, compelling and utterly fascinating - the dreams of Lucrecia de Leon have lain virtually undisturbed in the archives of the Spanish Inquisition for more than four hundred years. Lucrecia was a nineteen-year-old Madrilena when, in 1587, her dreams began to be recorded and published by a disaffected group of clerics. Over the next three years they transcribed four hundred of Lucrecia's dreams which they considered to be messages from God. The dreams warned of the defeat of the Armada, of the death of King Philip II, of the fall of Spain and of a new beginning under a new king - all told in bold and highly original visions. As some of her prophecies came true and as the Spanish court grew more discontented, she fell foul of the authorities and was arrested by the Holy Order. The Dreamer of the Calle de San Salvador produces thirty-five of Lucrecia's most captivating dreams. The imagery and inventiveness of her visions are astonishing, while the stories that they tell are compelling and of immense historical significance. Roger Osborne weaves a commentary around each dream, which allows us to see the world through the eyes of Lucrecia and helps us to understand the nature of her visions and the time and place she inhabited. This pioneering work shows us what history is like seen from the inside out.