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Rick Steves' Spain 2009 Paperback – October 1, 2008
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His description of Madrid's night life is real & surreal & the truth, it is completly strange to be out on the streets & sidewalks at 11:00 PM seeing the crowds of people, not all partier's, but whole families, just strolling. It feels safe, in fact the only real crime to concern yourself with is the one Steves stress's, which is pick-pocketing. I've been fortunate although dumb on occasion, hasn't happened to me, although it did to my sister her first year or two there. Her experiences helped me learn what not to do. You never feel weird like you do in large American cities as woman alone out late.
The public transportation is also excellent as Steves states, the bus's are a bit more complicated, but you really can easily get around as a newcomer on the subways, without speaking spanish, the signs & free maps are clear, & the 10 punch cards are a bargain, exactly as he says.
I've read other of Steves books about places I haven't been, & wouldn't hesitate to place myself in his hands.
We met some tourist in our first stop, Madrid and see them in the next cities by the end of the trip all of them were with us following what the book suggest. You will never find a better written book that guides you in a trip to Europe. The book cost me $25.00 I saved way more thatn than just with the suggestion of the splitter (Rick suggest to buy a splitter in US $2.00 cost that can be plug in the audio guide and share it by headphones for two people so you rent only one instead two if that cost an average of 4 euro each) and I visited more than 8 places that use audioguide between museums and churches. I save at last 16 euros, so the book was paid. All of the tourist friends we made came to me like I was a local that can guide them trough the tourist places in the city, and more likely I was thanks to the book. I highly recommend you to buy this book!!!! Make yourself a big favor!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We went to Germany, that year , and not Spain. That Germany/guidebook by Rick Steeves, was WONDERFUL!
Couldn't have done without it,very well.Spain in the future? Read more
very good book...Love all of Rick's books...worth the time and $$$$Published 12 months ago by James
Love the Rick Steves guide books. They are the best !!Published 17 months ago by Timothy F. McQuide
Love the book and I love Rick Steve's. He knows his stuff. He gives good travel advice hands down. Thanks Rick and Gene.Published on November 14, 2013 by Marvin G.
The directions provided in the book is very useful. I have no sense of direction, and the directions provided by the book was adequate to get around. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by kikimeow
We used this book extensively in our trip to south of Spain. It has very good information about places where you can go and interact with local people and enjoy great Spanish food.Published on November 20, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Rick Steve's books are an excellent way to get acquainted with a country before you visit. I purchased his book on France this summer (2010) and it was extremely helpful. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by H. Elting
Rick Steves' Spain 2009 book is very helpful and accuracy with great details. Hotel, landmark, visiting hour and price is very helpful. Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by J. Sykes
I spent 4 months living in Barcelona and used this book at least every week to look up information about traveling and when/where/how to get to the important sights in Barcelona. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by M. Maier