By Karla Zimmerman, Sara Benson

Lonely Planet: The world's best trip advisor publisher

Lonely Planet Chicago is your passport to the entire so much appropriate and updated recommendation on what to determine, what to pass, and what hidden discoveries anticipate you. Gaze out over the town from the heights of the Willis Tower, chow down on neighborhood specialities reminiscent of the famed deep-dish pizza, or subscribe to the locals at a 3-hitter; all together with your relied on trip spouse. Get to the center of Chicago and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Chicago shuttle Guide:

- color maps and photographs throughout
- Highlights and itineraries exhibit you the easiest method to tailor your journey on your personal own wishes and interests
- Insider information prevent money and time, and assist you get round like an area, warding off crowds and hassle spots
- crucial information at your fingertips - together with hours of operation, mobilephone numbers, web pages, transit assistance, and prices
- sincere studies for all budgets - together with consuming, drowsing, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, and hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights provide you with a richer and extra lucrative shuttle adventure - together with structure, food, heritage, politics, tune, activities, artwork, sculpture, dance, literature, theater and comedy.
- worthwhile gains - together with jogging excursions, go back and forth with young ones and Month by means of Month (annual pageant calendar).
- assurance of the Loop, close to North & army Pier, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park & previous city, Lake View & Wrigleyville, and more

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Chicago, our so much accomplished advisor to Chicago, is ideal for these making plans to either discover the pinnacle points of interest and take the line much less traveled..

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Authors: Written and researched through Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman and Sara Benson.

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A legend tells how the bread Queen Isabel was about to distribute to the poor turned into roses when she was challenged by her husband.  49 Where to See Medieval Portugal Of the many castles built or rebuilt in this period, the most picturesque are at Almourol (see p195) and Óbidos. In the citadel of Bragança (pp264–5) stands the Domus Municipalis, a medieval meeting hall. Most surviving Romanesque buildings, however, are religious: the cathedrals in Oporto, Lisbon (p76) and Coimbra (p206) and many smaller churches in the north, such as those at Rates (p278), Roriz (p254) and Bravães (p273).

Bolo rei is also made at Christmas. 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.

Great whites are fewer, but most regions have some. And of course there is vinho verde, the usually white, light, slightly carbonated wine from the north. Sparkling rosés, such as Mateus and Lancers, have been Portugal’s great export success. But the country also has many other excellent wines. Wine Regions Many of Portugal’s wine regions maintain their individual style by specializing in particular Portuguese grape varieties. The introduction of modern wine-making techniques has improved overall quality, and as yet the increasing use of imported grape varieties seems no threat to Portuguese individuality.

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