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eBook Rick Steves' Snapshot Madrid  Toledo download ISBN: 1598804901
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves (November 3, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 136
ePub: 1738 kb
Fb2: 1650 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Traveling
Subcategory: Europe

Rick Steves is an awesome resource for anyone who doesn't know where to start.

Rick Steves is an awesome resource for anyone who doesn't know where to start. I purchased this book for an impromptu trip to Madrid and Toldeo and could not be more grateful for having a guide to help start my planning. That said, I advise anyone who purchases this book to steer away from using it as your only travel resource. Here's what you should be wary of: - The food recommendations are not as accurate as I'd hoped. Don't let the triangles fool you! My boyfriend and I had a great time at the locations with 0-1 triangles.

Rick Steves' Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves' European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money.

Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks.

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Madrid and Toledo.

The Golden State Killer by Pete Dove. You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Madrid and Toledo. In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the best of Madrid and Toledo, including tips on arrival, orientation, and transportation. In Madrid, visit the masterpieces of the Prado Museum, and explore the Royal Palace. Or visit Toledo's vast Cathedral or Alcázar.

Rick Steves' Snapshot Madrid and Toledo.

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In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the best of Madrid and Toledo, including tips on arrival, orientation, and transportation. Or visit Toledo's vast Cathedral or Alcazar. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist.

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Madrid and Toledo.In this 138-page compact guide, Rick Steves covers the best of Madrid and Toledo, including tips on arrival, orientation, and transportation. In Madrid, visit the masterpieces of the Prado Museum, and explore the Royal Palace. Or visit Toledo's vast Cathedral or Alcázar. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves' Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves' European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).
Comments: (7)
Frei
Rick Steves is an awesome resource for anyone who doesn't know where to start. I purchased this book for an impromptu trip to Madrid and Toldeo and could not be more grateful for having a guide to help start my planning. That said, I advise anyone who purchases this book to steer away from using it as your only travel resource.

Here's what you should be wary of:

- The food recommendations are not as accurate as I'd hoped. Instead of relying on this book, I'd advise searching through TripAdvisor or a similar site to read traveler reviews. Several of Steves' highlighted restaurants were rated 3 stars by people on TripAdvisor and Yelp, which is a shame when there are so many incredible places to eat in Madrid and Toledo.

- Rick Steves doesn't like walking. It's so apparent that it's actually a running joke among many of my friends. If anything takes longer than 5-10 minutes to walk, he'll recommend taking a bus or a cab. Keep this in mind when using his book as a planning guide because he makes the distance seem a little more dramatic than it is in reality.

- Single triangle attractions are still worth your time. Steves uses a rating system of triangles (instead of stars) to indicate which attractions deserve visits. This book in particular only has a few attractions with high ratings, which can easily make you assume there aren't great things to see in Madrid and Toledo. Don't let the triangles fool you! My boyfriend and I had a great time at the locations with 0-1 triangles.

Overall, this book was well worth the money. The maps, insights, and attraction recommendations were all excellent resources as we struggled through our last minute planning. Having the physical book around while you're traveling is also wonderful, because you never know when you're going to be away from wifi. I highly recommend purchasing this book, so long as it's not your sole planning resource. :)
Golden freddi
Good for Rick Steves style of writing and coverage of an area but a little dated and not as good as other writings, like his Barcelona Pocket Book. All black and white and no area map which saves money in production, but not as much fun or useful to use. Maps vary in quality, especially identifying landmarks and orientation. Steves needs to update this guide since these are amazing cities.
Usanner
Overall an OK guide for a first visit to Madrid. However, a little to touristic for my taste in some of its choices to highlight. The El Escorial + Valle de los Caidos recommendation is quite sad. If you really like history, you would expend more time in el Escorial and not use the cheesy Bus-Tour combination of two sites that have absolutely no relation to each other historically or otherwise. Take the train in downtown Madrid and in 1 hour you will be in the Escorial train station. Take the local bus and in 5 minutes you will be in the town of El Escorial...and then you can decide how much time you should spend in the Escorial. From the austerity of the private lodgings of Felipe II to the stunning library that deserves some time to just look at the books that they have and if you are able to read a bit in latin (or in spanish) they have several books open that you can try to read something.

Some comments about certain historical places and museums, making some easy jokes and calling propaganda to some historical inscriptions are out of place in this guide and that is why I put to this guide a 3 star even though in some aspects may be closer to a 4 star.
The recommendation to visit the Sta Cruz Museum in Toledo is great, it is a fantastic place to visit and it is still for free. The sarcastic comments about how it is run...not so great....this is a fantastically preserved place in a very historic city. If you have to decide between visiting Sta Cruz or El Alcazar in Toledo. Please visit the Sta Cruz Museum, so much better choice!

About Segovia...this is such an important historical place with over 2000 years of history!!...and this guide really does not take this wonderful little city seriously. This was heavily settled by the Romans who built an aqueduct that it is a very impressive and well-preserved feature of the city today. It was an important site for the Arabs during mid-medieval times. Segovia was the summer residence for the kings of Castille for centuries, it is so full of history!...and the Alcazar of Segovia absolutely deserves a visit. The military museum housed in one side of the Alcazar is a very interesting place if you like history, it is not all about weapons, it is also about development of new farming techniques, development of chemistry...etc..... Sad sad how the city of Segovia is treated as a very optional fast side trip in this guide....The cathedral is wonderful, it was built in the 16th century, but there are also other earlier important churches in the city.
Joony
I just came back from 10 days in Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona. Considering the cost and effort of a vacation, it is worth doing your research and I bought the relevant books from Lonely Planet, Frommers and Rick Steves'. While each had points to offer, Rick Steves' guide is what I took with me every day and I used it most to plan my daily activities. I actually prefer its B&W format over the color format of the Lonely Planet books; while the color is visually nice, I found some of the white text on a colored background very hard to read. After all, these books are meant to be read and are not coffee-table art books. I also preferred the form-factor and slightly larger type face of the Steves' books over the Lonely Planet. I did use the Lonely Planet books for planning and to cross-check facts. Just as with movie or food reviews, you need to match your travel style to the reviewer and for me Steves' was best, with Lonely Planet a second. While every book comes with a map, I recommend buying a laminated and very detailed (but larger) Streetwise series map.