By Lonely Planet, Celeste Brash, Adam Skolnick, Alison Bing, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, Nate Cavalieri

No matter if exploring your individual yard or someplace new, observe the liberty of the open highway with Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways street journeys. that includes 4 extraordinary highway journeys, plus updated suggestion at the locations you'll stopover at alongside the best way, discover America's artistic coast's breezy, wildlife-rich highways together with your relied on shuttle significant other. bounce within the automobile, occur the tunes, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways highway Trips:

Lavish colour and beautiful images throughout
Itineraries and making plans suggestion to select the ideal adapted routes on your wishes and interests
Get round simply - easy-to-read, full-color direction maps, designated directions
Insider easy methods to get round like an area, keep away from difficulty spots and be secure at the highway - neighborhood using principles, parking, toll roads
crucial details at your fingertips - hours of operation, cellphone numbers, web pages, prices
sincere reports for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, hidden gemstones that almost all guidebooks miss
worthwhile beneficial properties - together with Stretch Your Legs, Detours, hyperlink Your Trip
Covers la, San Francisco, Pacific coast, sizeable Sur, Northern Redwood Coast, Disneyland, Orange County and extra

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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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