Ceiling of the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Spain is the country with the third largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. And the Alhambra in Granada (Andalusia) is one of those places that every traveller should visit at least once in a lifetime.  

But that is only the start, because in Spain you will find everything from civil buildings, like Segovia aqueduct and the Roman theatre in Mérida, to religious monuments like Burgos Cathedral and the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, started by Gaudí in Barcelona. Do you want to know how our ancestors painted? In Spain you can go as far back as prehistoric times, in places like the Altamira Caves (Cantabria) and the Atapuerca site (Burgos). Do you imagine yourself strolling in the gardens of Real Alcázar palace in Seville or of El Escorial Monastery in Madrid? Or do you want to discover the features of the unique Mudéjar art style? You have plenty to choose from. Walk around the top of the Roman Wall in Lugo, discover the University of Alcalá de Henares, look at the Silk Exchange in Valencia… but don't let them tell you all about it; come and see for yourself. 


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  • Palaeolithic Cave Art of the Cantabrian Coast (Altamira Cave extension). Santillana del Mar.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942840157 | E-mail: maltamira@mcu.es. http://museodealtamira.mcu.es/. Prehistoric cave art in northern Spain. 17 caves that represent one of the most important ensembles of Palaeo…

  • Cave of Altamira. Santillana del Mar.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …Zona Cuevas de Altamira. 39330. Santillana. Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942840157 | E-mail: comunicacion.maltamira@mecd.es. http://museodealtamira.mcu.es. Important examples of prehistoric rock art. The pain…

  • La Pasiega Cave. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Monte Castillo. 39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | Paintings of Prehistory. This is the cave with the largest number of cave paintings showing pictorial representations on the Iberian Peninsula. It ha…

  • Hornos de la Peña Cave. San Felices de Buelna.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39409. Tarriba. San Felices de Buelna. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. It one of the most complete ensembles of engravings in the regio…

  • El Chufín Cave. Rionansa.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39553. Riclones. Rionansa. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. Art more than 16,000 years old. Designated World Heritage in 2008. It is loc…

  • El Pendo Cave. Camargo.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39609. Escobedo. Camargo. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/. A cave of monumental proportions. Designated World Heritage in 2008. It is s…

  • Covalanas Cave. Ramales de la Victoria.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …Monte Pando. Ramales de la Victoria. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. An major ensemble of Palaeolithic art. Designated World Heritage i…

  • Las Monedas Cave. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …Monte del Castillo. 39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/. An impressive labyrinth of stalactites. Designated World Her…

  • El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es . http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/. Cave paintings and symbols. The cave contains paintings of a great many animals…

  • Las Chimeneas Cave. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Monte del Castillo. 39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. http://www.turismodecantabria.com/. A legacy of engravings on clay. Designated World Heritage in 2008. Discovered in 1953, it has various panels of macaroni-type engra…

  • La Garma Cave. Ribamontán al Monte.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Ribamontán al Monte. 39793. Omoño. Ribamontán al Monte. Cantabria. www.cuevadelagarma.com. An exhibition of the Palaeolithic period and Late Prehistory. Designated World Heritage in 2008. This cave, located on La Gama Mo…

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