Rough Guides Snapshot New Zealand: Wellington and Around by Rough Guides

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The tough consultant picture to Wellington and around is the final word go back and forth consultant to New Zealand's capital, jam-packed with trustworthy info. There's accomplished assurance of the entire attractions and sights, from Te Papa museum and cool Cuba road to the local birds of Zealandia.

Detailed maps and up to date listings pinpoint the simplest cafés, eating places, resorts, retailers, bars and nightlife, making sure you will have the main stress-free journey attainable, even if you're staying for a quick holiday or longer. The tough advisor photograph to Wellington additionally covers the pinnacle areas to go to outdoors the town, together with Zealandia, the Miramar Peninsula and Matiu/Somes Island and the Hutt Valley. additionally incorporated is the fundamentals part from the Rough consultant to New Zealand, with the entire useful details you wish for vacationing in and round Wellington, together with delivery, meals, drink, bills and health and wellbeing.

additionally released as a part of the Rough advisor to New Zealand.

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The nave of León Cathedral (see pp358–9), built in the 13th century, is supported by rib vaulting and is illuminated by the finest display of stained glass in Spain. The 15th-century Casa de Conchas in Salamanca (see p365) The Salón de Embajadores in the Alhambra (see p494) has exquisite Moorish decoration. Rose window Pointed arch Tracery Flying buttress Sculptural decoration above the doorways of León Cathedral’s south front depicted biblical stories for the benefit of the largely illiterate populace.

Almonds grow on dry hillsides in many parts of Spain. The spring blossom can be spectacular. The nut, enclosed by a fleshy green skin, is used in a variety of sweetmeats including the Christmas treat turrón (see p205). Olive trees grow slowly and often live to a great age. The fruit is harvested in winter and either pickled in brine for eating as a to extract the oil which is widely used in Spanish cuisine. Sweet oranges are grown in dense, well-irrigated groves near the frost-free coasts. The sweet smell of orange blossom in spring-time is unmistakeable.

The almond, orange and olive create the three most characteristic landscapes of rural Spain but several other trees provide important crops. Wine corks are made from the bark of the cork oak. Tropical species, such as avocado and cherimoya, a delicious creamy fruit little known outside Spain, have been introduced to the so-called Costa Tropical of Andalusia (see p487); and bananas are a major crop of the Canary Islands. Elsewhere, peaches and loquats are also grown commercially. Figs and carobs – whose fruit is used for fodder and as a substitute for chocolate – grow semi-wild.

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