Spain, 1001 Sights

Spain, 1001 Sights: An Archaeological and Historical Guide is a unique historical and archaeological guidebook to Spain introduces the reader and traveller to the very foundations of the modern state from the earliest period down to medieval Moslem and Christian societies. With its broad scope, classification of monuments and integrated site-based history, the reader is guided to in situ remains, which may be cave paintings, ancient Iberian villages, Celtic castros, Roman villas or necropoli, Paleo-Christian churches, or the remnants of age-old monasteries tucked away in the hills. Here a traveller can select an archaeological and historical theme, easily determine the location of that interest, and then have it related to the country's history.

The Iberian peninsula offers much palpable evidence of ancient and unique cultures, often set among absorbing natural surroundings.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Spain, 1001 Sights 1
Contents 8
Acknowledgements 12
Maps 14
Preface 16
Introduction 20
Geography 22
Part One: Background 24
1. Prehistory 26
2. Iron Age: Celts and Celtiberians 34
3. The Iberians 38
4. Roman Spain 46
5. Paleo-Christian and Early Christian Periods 56
6. Moslem Conquest 66
7. Hispano-Jewish Communities 74
Part Two: Sights and Sites 80
Sources of Information, Conventions 81
Andalucia 82
Aragón 136
Asturias 154
Cantabria 164
Castilla - La Mancha 172
Castilla y León 198
Cataluña 238
Extremadura 262
Galicia 274
Madrid, Comunidad de 292
Murcia 296
Navarra, Comunidad de 302
Pais Vasco 310
Rioja, La 324
Valenciana, Comunidad 330
Suggested Routes 350
Glossary 362
Bibliography 368
Index of towns and villages 374
A 374
B 375
C 376
D 377
E 377
F 377
G 377
L 378
J 378
I 378
H 378
M 379
N 379
O 379
S 380
R 380
Q 380
P 380
T 381
U 382
V 382
W 382
X 382
Y 382
Z 382