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10 books about Portugal
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Rick Steves Portugal by Rick Steves
This book was published 2 years ago by Rick Steves and takes approximately 15.3 hours to read.
Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes, cruise the Douro River, and soak up the sun on Algarve beaches: with Rick Steves on your side, Portugal can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Portugal you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Portugal Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the bone chapel of Évora and the palaces of Sintra to seaside street food and lush vineyards How to connect with culture: Chat with locals in charming towns, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, or spend an evening at a bluesy fado bar Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of local port Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a Portuguese phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Lisbon, Sintra, Salema, Cape Sagres, Lagos, Tavira, Évora, Nazaré, Batalha, Fátima, Alcobaça, Óbidos, Coimbra, Porto, Peso de Régua, Pinhão, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Portugal.
PORTUGAL - Europe's Best-Kept Secret: A unique blend of practical information, humorous anecdotes and insider's tips about Portugal. Get to know the real story of Portugal and it's people by Sar Perlman
Category: Spain & Portugal
This book was published 3 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 8.6 hours to read.
Wouldn't it be nice to tour a country (Portugal) and have a much better understanding of the people, the history and all those secrets the insiders have? Get to know the real story of Portugal and it's people! Inside "Portugal - Europe's Best-Kept Secret" you will find the answers that solve these mysteries: Why the Portuguese give driving directions three times? The most enjoyable sightseeing routes you should not miss. Why some desserts are called strange names like "Nun's belly" or "Camel's drool"? The REAL story of Columbus. Many more secrets and adventures will unveil when you read this book. Based on years of touring, living and exploring, "Portugal - Europe's Best-Kept Secret" gives you information no other guides or books will. It is a must for tourists, independent travelers, and anyone who seeks to learn about the country and its people. Are you going to be satisfied with just half the truth?
Portugal (Spectacular Places Flexi) by Susanne Mack
Category: Equipment, Techniques & Reference
This book was published last year by Koenemann and takes approximately 15.6 hours to read.
Portugal has developed a special cultural landscape due to its location between the Atlantic Ocean and neighboring Spain. North African, Moorish influences have shaped a special cultural landscape that combines with a multi-faceted landscape. In Portugal you will find impressive mountain ranges, dry plains, gentle hills and rocky cliffs. In over 450 pictures, this volume shows Portugal's extraordinary diversity.
A Concise History of Portugal (Cambridge Concise Histories) by David Birmingham
This book was published 3 years ago by Cambridge University Press and takes approximately 8.4 hours to read.
This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. It remains the standard single-volume work on Portugal, studying the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975, Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and looked north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. This third edition brings the story up to date, with a new afterword to reflect recent changes in Portugal, Europe, and the wider world.
Conquerors: How Portugal Forged The First Global Empire by Roger Crowley
This book was published 5 years ago by Faber & Faber and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire. In an astonishing blitz of 30 years, a handful of visionary and utterly ruthless empire builders, attempted to seize the Indian Ocean, destroy Islam and take control of world trade
A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, Vol. 1: From Beginnings to 1807: Portugal (Volume 1) by A. R. Disney
This book was published 12 years ago by Cambridge University Press and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
A comprehensive overview and reinterpretation of Portugal's formation and history up to 1807 and of its wide-flung maritime empire.
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