One of the essential series from DK is its Eyewitness Travel Guides. If you are not familiar with these, a good place to start might be with the new guide to Northern Spain (despite the loss of the very short-lived direct flights from Faro to Gerona). This captures the essence of Northern Spain, from the remote beauty of the Picos de Europa to the cosmopolitan Bilbao
Photos, illustrations, unique 3D models and birds-eye-view maps of all the major sights ensure you don’t miss a thing. Clue up on the basics, from the most comfortable places to stay (whatever your budget) to the best bars and restaurants. Discover where the locals go, enjoy relaxing entertainment, amazing sights and retail therapy, exciting sports, scenic walks or drives, thematic tours and colourful festivals. All you need for an unforgettable trip is in this book, which is published in plasticised paperback and costs 20 euros.