Michelin Green Guide Portugal Madeira the Azores: Travel Guide (Michelin Guide/Michelin) (Paperback)
The updated Green Guide Portugal, Madeira and The Azores opens the door to discovering the delights of this sunny country, from remote fortress villages and beautiful sandy beaches crouched below ochre cliffs, to fascinating UNESCO cities and busy island resorts. Rely on Michelin's renowned star-ratings system when deciding on where to go and what to see and do. Color photos, detailed maps and recommendations for hotels and restaurants complete the picture for a memorable visit.- Attractions reviewed and rated, using Michelin's celebrated star-rating system, from the churches, palaces and museums of the 3-star town of Evora, a fine example of Portugal's 16C golden age, to the one-star town of Beja, once a thriving Roman colony which later came under Muslim control.- Walk-throughs of major museums, galleries, churches and attractions; includes floor plans to zoom in on highlights.- Discover the mountainous Serra da Estrela area through one of several drives, or take in the sights of Porto while meandering through the city center, stopping to sample a traditional octopus stew or barbecued fish. Michelin walking and driving tours offer a more in-depth, personal experience of an area.- Comprehensive illustrated sections on modern-day Portugal, Madeira, and the Azores: their history, politics, art and culture--all written by experts in their fields.- Sidebars throughout the guide cover various topics from the 70mi Fresco Route in the Portalegre region to the exuberant Burning of the Ribbons festival in Coimbra celebrating student graduation. - Detailed visitor information given for every attraction, opening hours, entry fees, tour times, phone and website. Michelin area and city maps.- Includes recommendations for great places to eat and stay for every budget.Michelin Companion Publications include: - Michelin Portugal Map 733 at a 1:400,000 scale covers Portugal and includes an index and an enlarged inset map of Lisbon. - Michelin Lisbon Map 39 with a scale of 1:11,000 covers the city of Lisbon, with details on one-way streets, main car parks and public buildings.- Michelin Laminated City Maps for Lisbon (scale 1:17,000) and Porto (scale 1:15,000) include subway/metro maps and selected Green Guide sights.The MICHELIN Guide Espa a/Portugal (Spain & Portugal) for carefully researched, objective recommendations to over 1800 restaurants and 800+ hotels. Anonymous inspectors use the famed Michelin star-rating system to create an extensive selection of great places to eat and stay for all budgets. Descriptive symbols and an English legend tell you all you need to know (minimal text is in the language of the country.) Our famous one, two and three stars identify establishments serving the highest quality cuisine - taking into account the quality of ingredients, the mastery of technique and flavors, the levels of creativity and, of course, consistency. In addition, the Bib Gourmand symbol (also known as the inspectors' favorites) highlights restaurants offering good quality at a good value. The MICHELIN Guide Main Cities of Europe for restaurant and hotel selections in Lisbon.