The Top 10 Travel Books On Spain

A great way to plan a trip or holiday is to research your destination and what better way to read one of the popular travel books about Spain, here are our recommended travel books and travel guide options.




1)  Rick Steves Pocket Guide to Barcelona

Rick Steves travel guides always offer quality and this one dedicated to the vibrant city of Barcelona is no option.

Rick Steves’ Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colourful, compact 280-page book includes Rick’s advice for prioritising your time, whether you’re spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveller needs is easy to access: a neighbourhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves’ Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a best selling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travellers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com).

This is one of the most popular travel books about Spain as Rick’s mission was to show European travel as fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for everyone.

2)  DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain is your indispensable guide to this exciting country. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of Spain’s must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all its grand cities and quaint towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer.

DK’s Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain will help you to discover Spain region by region; from the unique culture of luscious Catalonia to unspoilt  paradise island of Formentera. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or ferry. Plus, DK’s excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of Spain, from finding a traditional Spanish fiesta to sampling the most delicious paella. This is one of the top travel books about Spain of all time and will surely enhance your holiday to Spain.

3) Lonely Planet Spain

Lonely Planet Spain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Lonely planet have constantly published top travel books about Spain for a number of years and this one is no different.

Marvel at the exquisite perfection of the Alhambra, hike the Pyrenean high country and laze on the Mediterranean’s best beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Spain and begin your journey now!

Hghlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests. Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots.

Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices.

Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss.

Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, architecture, art, bullfighting, politics, food, Basque culture, flamenco, outdoor activities, politics.

Covers Madrid, Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Barcelona, Catalonia, Aragon, Basque Country, Navarra, Seville, Granada, Cantabria, Asturias, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Valencia, Mallorca, Ibiza, Andalucia, Extremadura and more

4) Rough Guide to Spain

The Rough Guide to Spain is the definitive guide to this captivating country, with in-depth coverage of everything from its classic cities to hidden island beaches.

With stunning photography to inspire you and clear maps to steer you, this guide will ensure you discover the best of Spain, whether it’s ticking off Gaudí’s stunning architectural masterpieces in Barcelona, hiking in the magnificent Picos de Europa, admiring Granada’s splendid Alhambra, or taking part in one of the country’s fabulously vibrant fiestas.

Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, sleep and party with something for every budget, whether you want to stay in a majestic parador, sip sherry in Jerez, bar-hop in Madrid or nab a table at one of Catalunya’s hottest restaurants.

The rough guides group of books produce excellent quality travel books about Spain which consistently remain amongst the top selling travel books worldwide.

Make the most of your holiday with the Rough Guide to Spain.

5) DK Eyewitness Spain Travel Guide

The DK Eyewitness Spain Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer.

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside.

Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels in Spain, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car hire. Plus, DK’s excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Spain effortlessly.

6)  DK Eyewitness Seville & Andalusia Travel Guide

The DK Eyewitness Seville & Andalusia Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Seville & Andalusia has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the city’s stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You’ll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children.

This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights and comes complete with a free pull-out city map, clearly marked with sights from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index. The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, plus there are transport maps and information on how to get around the city, and there’s even a chart showing the distances between major sights for walkers.

7) DK Eyewitness Northern Spain Travel Guide

The DK Eyewitness Northern Spain Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer.

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Northern Spain Travel Guide will help you to discover everything region by region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK’s excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Northern Spain effortlessly.

8) DK Eyewitness Barcelona & Catalonia Travel Guide

The DK Eyewitness Barcelona & Catalonia Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Barcelona & Catalonia has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the city’s stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot.

You’ll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children.

This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel book on Spain also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights and comes complete with a free pull-out city map, clearly marked with sights from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index.

The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, plus there are transport maps and information on how to get around the city, and there’s even a chart showing the distances between major sights for walkers.

9)  DK Eyewitness Back Roads Spain driving

DK Eyewitness Back Roads Spain driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours.

Twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to seven days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road.

Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities from walks to days on the beach and children’s attractions, to wine and cycling trips.

Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels and guesthouses and charming restaurants specializing in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. One of the top travel books on Spain this guide is full-colour throughout, with a pull-out map for easy navigation between tours and even postcode information for use with ‘Sat Nav’.

9)  DK Eyewitness Back Roads Spain driving

DK Eyewitness Back Roads Spain driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours.

Twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to seven days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road.

Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities from walks to days on the beach and children’s attractions, to wine and cycling trips.





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