Lonely Planet Barcelona (7th Edition) by Damien Simonis

By Damien Simonis

Variation: 7

Leave your preconceptions approximately structure at the back of on the curving, coral-like facade of Gaudí's whimsical Casa Batlló

Send your tastebuds to seafood heaven with a plate of fideuà (Catalan noodles) at a beachfront eating place close to Port Olímpic

Join within the chants of 'Barça, Barça, Baaarça!' at Camp Nou, the mythical domestic flooring of the Barcelona soccer club

Witness the eccentric heights of Catalan creativity within the museums and galleries of Montjuïc, Barcelona's cultural hub

In This Guide

One neighborhood writer, greater than 500 hours of analysis, greater than 2 hundred consuming and ingesting strategies, and untold morsels of tapas sampled

Color sections at the best Barcelona reviews, and remarkable structure from Gaudí to the Torre Agbar

Content up to date day-by-day - stopover at www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/barcelona for up to the moment experiences, updates and visitor insights

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Leave your preconceptions approximately structure at the back of on the curving, coral-like facade of Gaudí's whimsical Casa Batlló

Send your tastebuds to seafood heaven with a plate of fideuà (Catalan noodles) at a beachfront eating place close to Port Olímpic

Join within the chants of 'Barça, Barça, Baaarça! ' at Camp Nou, the mythical domestic floor of the Barcelona soccer club

Witness the eccentric heights of Catalan creativity within the museums and galleries of Montjuïc, Barcelona's cultural hub

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One neighborhood writer, greater than 500 hours of analysis, greater than two hundred consuming and consuming suggestions, and untold morsels of tapas sampled

Color sections at the best Barcelona reports, and extraordinary structure from Gaudí to the Torre Agbar

Content up-to-date day-by-day - stopover at www. lonelyplanet. com/spain/barcelona for up to the moment experiences, updates and visitor insights

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1425 Leal Conselheiro, a treatise on courtly behaviour written by King Duarte 1415 Capture of Ceuta in Morocco 1400 Luís de Camões After serving in India and Morocco, where he lost an eye, the poet wrote Os Lusíadas (see p194), an epic on the Discoveries. 1496 Jews expelled from the country or forcibly converted 1441 Lagos is site of 1495–1521 Reign of Manuel I and great period of discoveries first slave market in modern Europe 1425 1450 1475 1471 Conquest of Moroccan 1386 Alliance with 1418 Henry England formalized by Treaty of Windsor the Navigator made governor of the Algarve fortresses of Arzila and Tangier King Duarte 1482–3 João II successfully resists the Conspiracy of the Nobles 1494 Spain and Portugal divide the Atlantic region by Treaty of Tordesillas THE HISTORY OF PORTUGAL Wedding of Manuel I Manuel’s reign marked the highest point in Portugal’s golden age of discovery and conquest.

St Bartholomew is martyred by being flayed alive. 1279–1325 King Dinis consolidates Portugal’s independence 1288 Portugal’s first university founded in Lisbon 1355 After murder of Inês de Castro, Pedro takes up arms against his father Afonso IV 1319 Foundation of the Order of Christ (see p191) 1300 1297 Castile recognizes Portugal’s sovereignty over the Algarve Oporto’s Sé (p246) has been much altered but the twintowered west front retains its original 13th-century character. 1383 João of Avis ends regency of Leonor Teles and proclaims himself defender of the realm 1384 Juan I of Castile invades Portugal 1350 Knight of the Order of Christ 1336 Death of St Isabel of Portugal 1349 Following Black Death, a law is passed enforcing compulsory rural labour 1357 Accession of Pedro I, who has murderers of Inês de Castro brutally executed 1372 Fernando I’s unpopular marriage to Leonor Teles leads to riots 50  INTRODUCING PORTUGAL The House of Avis After João of Avis had defeated the Castilians in 1385 to become João I of Portugal, he strengthened his position through an important alliance with England.

Festa de São Gonçalinho (2nd week), Aveiro. Festival in which loaves of bread are thrown to the crowds from the top of a chapel in thanks for the safe return of a fisherman, or for finding a husband. Almond trees in blossom in February, the Algarve February Fantasporto (mid-Feb/midMar), Oporto. An important international film festival, showing many films by new directors, including science fiction films. Carnaval (varies according to Easter). Celebrated all over Portugal with spectacular costumes and floats; particularly colourful parades take place in Ovar, Sesimbra, Torres Vedras, Funchal and Loulé.

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