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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  • Ibiza.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    …Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) A Phoenician-Punic settlement during ancient times, Ibiza contains within its Renaissance walls an interesting legacy from all the different cultures that populated it. This artistic wealth is…

  • Flamenco.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Flamenco is a form of popular artistic expression representing a long-standing tradition that appears on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This art form combines vocal music, dance and musica…

  • "Castells".

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …(Catalonia) The "castells" (human castles) have been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. They are a very popular and spectacular event, typical of Catalan culture, in which impressive…

  • Toledo.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Toledo. (Castile-La Mancha) Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments. Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries, beh…

  • Fallas bonfire festival of San José. Valencia.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    From 03/15/2018 to 03/19/2018

    …Valencia. E-mail: promocionexterior@fallas.com. http://fallas.com/. Valencia welcomes in Spring with the Fallas. During the months proceeding this unique spectacle, a lot of hard work and dedication is put into preparing…

  • Alcalá de Henares.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. This town near Madrid, birthplace of the illustrious Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote”, and home to one of the most prestigious universities in Spain, has been declared a World Herit…

  • Fire festivals for the summer solstice in the Pyrenees.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    06/23/2018

    …Regiones de Sobrarbe y La Ribagorza (Aragón) y regiones de Alta Ribagorza, Berguedá, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirá y la Val d'Aran (Cataluña). http://fallasdelpirineo.com. An ancestral tradition celebrating the arrival o…

  • Church of San Juan de Boí. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25528. Boi. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. www.centreromanic.com. San Juan de Boí is one of the Romanesque churches in the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Heritage des…

  • Church of Sant Feliú de Barruera. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25527. Barruera. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. www.centreromanic.com. Santa Feliú de Barruera is one of the Romanesque churches in the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World…

  • Santa Eulalia Church in Erill la Vall. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25528. Erill-La-Vall. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) http://www.centreromanic.com/. Santa Eulalia Church in Erill la Vall is one of the Romanesque churches of the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Heritag…

  • Church of Santa María de Taüll. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25527. Barruera. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) www.centreromanic.com. An excellent example of the Catalan Romanesque style. Santa María de Taüll is part of the set of Romanesque churches in Vall de Boí, listed as …

  • Lugo city walls. Lugo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Centro de Interpretación de la Muralla. Praza do Campo, 11. 27001. Lugo. (Galicia) http://www.lugo.es/cs. Seventeen centuries of city walls. The city wall was part of a defensive complex comprising a moat, wall and an in…

  • Solana de las Covachas Caves. Nerpio.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Parque El Molino, s/n. 02539. Nerpio. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) www.turismonerpio.com. Prehistoric rock art in eastern Spain. The Solana de la Covachas system is at the head of La Taibilla River. It comprises nine ca…

  • The Generalife. Granada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Paseo del Generalife, s/n. 18009. Granada. (Andalusia) www.alhambra-patronato.es. The Royal Orchard. This was the country residence of the sultan, the orchard which provided the palaces with food supplies, and a recreati…

  • Ibiza Town Hall/Santo Domingo Convent. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de España 1. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) Fax.: +34 971397506 | http://www.eivissa.es. The Town Hall. The Town Hall is located in the refectory of the old Dominican convent. The Town Hall today occupies part …

  • Ibiza Cathedral. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de la Catedral s/n. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) www.ibiza.travel. Dedicated to the Virgen De Las Nieves. The cathedral was originally in Gothic style, although it moved towards the Baroque in subsequent modi…

  • University of Alcalá de Henares, or College of San Ildefonso. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza De San Diego, s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: visitas.guiadas@uah.es. http://visitasalcala.es/. The birthplace of Cervantes. It was created by Cardinal Cisneros and given the name of College of San I…

  • La Sarga (Cave II). Alcoy.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Autovia A-7. Salida 452-453. Carretera CV-800 Alcoi-Xixona. CV-786. 03819. Alcoy-Alcoi. Alcoy. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) http://www.alcoi.org/es/areas/cultura/museo. The deer of La Sarga. The Caves of La Sarga featu…

  • Peña de Candamo Cavern. Candamo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …33828. San Román. Candamo. Asturias. E-mail: turismo@ayto-candamo.es. www.ayto-candamo.es/centro-de-interpretacion. Prehistoric paintings from the Solutrean period. Although difficult to date, it is believed that these p…

  • El Pindal Cave. Ribadedeva.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Autovía A-8, Salida 277, dirección El Peral. N-634, y RD-1. 33590. Pimiango. Ribadedeva. Asturias. http://tematico.asturias.es/cultura/yacimientos/pindal.html. Prehistoric rock art on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea. De…

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