Get ready for your holiday by choosing something from this selection of recommended reads about Spain.
An essential part of the toolkit for any seasoned traveller is a good book or three. Long flights or cramped bus journeys soon become irrelevant if you can lose yourself in an inspiring travel narrative, historical novel, or something in between. If you’re planning a trip to Spain, here’s our top recommended reads.
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You can use this website on your smartphone, but for some a print guidebook is still an essential holiday companion. Here are some of the best.
Food & Drink
Spanish cuisine is about so much more than paella and sangria! With these mouth-watering titles, you can delve into traditional Spanish food and drink before your travels. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to cook up some of these dishes in your own home?
Tales of exploration from the past to the modern day.
Brits living in Spain
Millions of Brits visit Spain every year, but did you know approximately one million British citizens are actually living in Spain? These books range from the hilarious tales of cultural adaptation to informative guides for those thinking of making a similar move ahead of Brexit.
History of Spain
Learning a little of Spain’s remarkable history will add some essential background information to your visits to museums and historical sites, allowing you to appreciate them so much more.
The perfect gift for the football lover in your life. These books tell the colourful story of life in La Liga, from the two giants of European football to those trying to catch up with them.
Fiction set in the Spanish Civil War
Historical fiction gives a close-up perspective on major events, in this case the war that defined modern Spain.
Books about Catalonia
Get under the skin of this fascinating region in north-east Spain and understand the historical context of their push for independence.
Hiking in Spain
Whether you’re planning the classic Camino de Santiago trail or a leisurely coastal walk in the sunshine, grab one of these excellent guides to hiking in Spain.