Reviews - What do customers think about Michelin Green Guide Spain (Michelin Green Guides)?
Michellin Guide of Spain Feb 26, 2008
I am not sure if I like the size but the book is informative and helpful
Good guide to Spain Jul 30, 2006
Always been impressed with Michelin guides even though the newer versions are heavier on graphics and pictures than the older versions. This particular issue on Spain appears to hit all the high points and hopefully give enough of a background to have a good time when visiting.
Impressive Jun 14, 2006
I bought this book and thank goodness I didn't read the reviews first. First, I have to give it major points for being in a slim format, far and away preferable to other bulky travel guides. Slim however doesn't mean lacking in content. Primarily, this guide is about the sights. It gives you history, context , and culture to the things you will see. It also tells does a great job in explaining travel logistics. It also rates sights through a three-star rating system making it easier for you to prioritize things on a short trip.
The main shortcomings are the non-existent discussion on how to get around using public transportation (this is Michelin after all) and the scandaluously limited lodging and eatery options. You must be good with maps for this guide to be fully useful to you because that's how sights are organized, and I don't mind that at all. I recommend getting this book in tandem with a guidebook that focuses in on budget travelling.
Michelin Green Guide Spain Jun 9, 2006
I have several Michelin Guidebooks and recently purchased the newest edition of the one on Spain. This book is a real disappointment and I hope it does not reflect the approach that Michelin is taking to their other guidebooks. I have a 1982 edition of the Michelin Spain green guide and it is far superior to the current larger edition. The previous layout and design is superior and lists a larger number of cities and towns with comments. For a person who is driving throughout a region, the previous editions provide a more thorough and organized approach. It was far more easy to navigate. Since 1982 to the present edition is a long time, I am not certain when Michelin decided to change their format. The current book lists many cities alphabetically and not by region (i.e., Alicante is not in the section on the Levant or Costa Blanca and it is difficult to find that region in the index). If you have access to earlier editions, I would not spend the money on the current guide. Maybe Michelin forgot to survey their readers to find out how they appreciated the previous guidebooks and they would have continued what was a tried and proven format.