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Madrid & its surroundings

Author: Kelly Lipscomb
Publisher: Edison, NJ : Hunter Pub., [2009?]
Series: Travel adventures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The autonomous community of Madrid occupies the geographical center of Spain. With over three million people, Madrid is the bull''s-eye on this mostly dry, rolling high plain that is part of the expansive Meseta Central characterizing much of the province and the country around it. The city''s elevation, at 2,100 feet above sea level, makes it the highest European capital and the one with the most startling climatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lipscomb, Kelly.
Madrid & Surroundings Travel Adventures.
Florida : Hunter Publishing, Inc., ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Lipscomb
ISBN: 9781588437150 1588437159
OCLC Number: 457910801
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; How To Use This Book; Geography; Environment; Flora; Wildlife; Mammals; Birds; Reptiles & Amphibians; Protected Natural Areas (EspaciosProtegidos); Climate; Government & Economy; The People & Culture; History; Pre-History; Pre-Roman Hispania; Roman Hispania; Gothic Spain; Moorish Spain; Moorish Splendor Makes Way fortheChristianReconquest; Christian Development; The Habsburgs & the AftermathofDiscovery; The Golden Age; The 18th Century; Into the 20th Century; The Spanish Civil War; The Dictatorship; A New Democracy; Population & Demographics; Foods; Wines. Major Holidays & FestivalsSpectator Sports; Fútbol (Soccer); Bullfighting; Flamenco; Arts & Architecture; Early Influences; Travel & Living Information; When to Go; What to Wear; Currency; The Best of Spain; Ten Sights & Sensations; The Great Outdoors; Adventures; On Land; On Water; On Snow & Ice; In the Air; Choice Itineraries; One Week; Up to a Month; Getting Here & Getting Around; By Plane; By Train; By Bus; Metro (Subway) Systems; Rental Cars; Backpacker''s Survival Guide; Essential Information; Passport & Visa Guidelines; Customs; Pets; Money Issues; Accommodations; Dining; Electricity. Computers & PeripheralsLaundry; Photography; Staying in Touch; Print & Media; Special Concerns; The Communidad deMadrid; The City of Madrid; History; Getting Here; Getting Around; Information Sources; Sightseeing; Adventures on Two Wheels; Shopping; Adventures on Water; Spectator Sports; Adventures for the Whole Family; Nightlife; Places to Stay; Places to Eat; Surrounding Areas & Daytrips; San Lorenzo de El Escorial; Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos; The Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains; Aranjuez; Additional Reading; Spanish Vocabulary; DAYS OF THE WEEK; MONTHS OF THE YEAR; NUMBERS. Conversationtelling time; directions; accommodations; eating & drinking; travel.
Series Title: Travel adventures.
Other Titles: Madrid and its surroundings
Responsibility: Kelly Lipscomb.

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The autonomous community of Madrid occupies the geographical center of Spain. With over three million people, Madrid is the bull''s-eye on this mostly dry, rolling high plain that is part of the expansive Meseta Central characterizing much of the province and the country around it. The city''s elevation, at 2,100 feet above sea level, makes it the highest European capital and the one with the most startling climatic extremes. The Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains, a great mass of granite rising in the north, is a continuation of the country''s central mountain range, the Cordillera Central. Just.

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