España! One of the top destinations of Europe this year, Spain is generous to its visitors, with everything from sunny beaches on the Costa del Sol to world-class museums in the metropolis maze of Madrid. Its economic stability and safety continues to attract tourists from Europe, North America, and even Russia this year.
Check out our Recommend Reads for España: (besides the obvious must-read Don Quixote)
Tim Moore, Spanish Steps. Travel writer Tim Moore and his donkey Shinto hilariously navigate the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Barcelona: A Thousand Years of the City’s Past. An account of Barcelona, its history and art, in relation to the rest of Spain.
Antony Beevor, The Battle for Spain. Prize-winning overview of the Spanish civil war.
Chris Stewart, Driving Over Lemons. Expat and ex-drummer Stewart’s account of a new life in Spain with his family.
Giles Tremlett, Ghosts of Spain. A superb historical overview of a country torn between modernity and nostalgia.
Arturo Barea, The Forging of a Rebel. A fascinating memoir during the Spanish Civil War, published in three volumes.
Carlos Pardo, Life of Pardo. A young man’s account of modern Spain, part autobiography, part fiction.
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