I will be visiting Madrid Spain this summer. Partly, to attend a professional conference. Partly to learn more and experience a place that I have never been to before. This guide is a great help in planning activities once I get to Spain. I have had good luck with prior Frommer's guides, and I hope that this lives up to its predecessors.
Structure of this volume? At the outset, the book discusses "the best of" Spain, including small towns, vineyards, museums, and restaurants. A second chapter provides more detail on Spain and what to do while there. Chapter 3 is a series of itineraries. Then, in depth views of various areas within the country--Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, the Basque Country, and so on among the chapters. For each area explored, the reader will learn where to stay, where to eat, getting around, and places to see and so on.
To provide an example. . . . Madrid. The chapter begins with a discussion of transportation, the layout of the city, important neighborhoods. I will be using the Madrid Metro, and there is a nice map of the system (forewarned is forearmed). Then, discussions of places to see, such as The Prado, the Royal Palace, cathedrals, art galleries, and so on. In short, a nice--albeit not lengthy--summary of suggested places to go and to see.
The last two sections? One focuses on planning for the trip to Spain. The final segment of the book is the always helpful listing of terms and phrases.
I look to this volume as a provider of useful information when I visit Madrid. And the track record of Frommer's volumes is that I will find it a helpful resource once I get to Madrid.