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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  • Indias archive. Seville.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Edificio de la Lonja. Avenida de la Constitución, 3. 41071. Sevilla. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 954219485 | E-mail: agi2@mecd.es. www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html. The Indies Archive which used to be the Mercaderes Marke…

  • Mérida Roman Amphitheatre. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 924004916 | E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org. The amphitheatre stands. The gladiatorial contests took place on the …

  • Roman Theatre in Mérida. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/teatro. The emblem of Merida's heritage. The theatre’s location w…

  • Roman Amphitheatre. Tarragona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Parque del Miracle. 43003. Tarragona. (Catalonia) E-mail: turisme@tarragona.cat. http://museuhistoria.tarragona.cat. The arena for gladiatorial games. Built in the 2nd century A.D. on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea,…

  • Ermites Shelter in the Pietat Mountains. Ulldecona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera Ulldecona a Tortosa km.5. 43550. Ulldecona. Tarragona. (Catalonia) E-mail: www.ulldecona.cat. http://www.mac.cat/esl/. Abric d'Ermites Cave paintings. They have been declared World Heritage sites. Cave painting…

  • Santa Creu and Sant Pau Hospital. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. Calle Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167. 08025. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: visites.recinte@santpau.cat. www.santpaubarcelona.org/es. Its origins date from 1401, with the merger of six hospita…

  • Tarragona City Walls. Tarragona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida Catalunya s/n. 43003. Tarragona. (Catalonia) E-mail: mht@tarragona.cat. http://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/es/punto-de-ruta/murallas. Ancient Roman city wall ruins. Three towers and several sections of the wall stil…

  • Roman Forum. Tarragona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Lérida s/n. 43001. Tarragona. (Catalonia) E-mail: mht@tarragona.cat. http://museuhistoria.tarragona.cat. This monumental site consists of a rectangular ";square"; or plaza. In this square we find shops and establis…

  • Roman Praetorium and Circus. Tarragona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza del Rey 5. 43003. Tarragona. (Catalonia) E-mail: cultura@tarragona.cat. http://www.tarragona.cat/patrimoni/museu-historia/monuments/el-forum-provincial. One of the most emblematic monuments of the ancient city of T…

  • Roman and paleo-Christian necropolis. Tarragona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida Ramón y Cajal 84. 43005. Tarragona. (Catalonia) http://www.mnat.cat/?page=necropolis-centre-info-general. A major archaeological discovery. Archaeological excavations between 1923 and 1933 revealed the site of a …

  • Almadén Mines. Almadén.

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

    …Parque Minero de Almadén. C/ Cerco San Teodoro, s/n. 13400. Almadén. Ciudad Real. (Castile-La Mancha) Fax.: +34 926265008 | http://www.parqueminerodealmaden.es/. Almadén Mines, en Ciudad Real, are part of the "Mercury He…

  • Tower of Hercules. La Coruña.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida de Navarra s/n. 15002. Coruña, A. A Coruña. (Galicia) Fax.: +34 981223730 | E-mail: torredehercules@coruna.es. www.torredeherculesacoruna.com. The repose of Hercules. This is one of the oldest Roman lighthouses s…

  • Güell Palace. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Nou de la Rambla 3-5. 08001. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 934725772 | E-mail: palauguell@diba.cat. www.palauguell.cat. The small palace. Gaudí was commissioned with the work of constructing the palace on a site…

  • Colonia Güell Crypt. Santa Coloma de Cervelló.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Colònia Güell. Claudi Güell, s/n. 08690. Santa Coloma de Cervelló. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: coloniaguell@adleisure.com. http://www.gaudicoloniaguell.org. The church with twisted columns. This monument blends in per…

  • Palau de la Música Catalana Auditorium. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Palau de la Música, 4-6. 08003. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 932957208 | E-mail: visites@palaumusica.cat. http://www.palaumusica.cat. A modernist building that is one of the city's most emblematic edifices. It …

  • Cordoba. Córdoba.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    …Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) http://www.turismodecordoba.org/. Cordoba is situated in the interior of Andalusia where past and modernity blend in together. This thousand-year-old city, which has the World Heritage desig…

  • Vilasos or els Vilars Cave. Os de Balaguer.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera C12. Zona Afores, s/n. 25610. Os de Balaguer. Lleida. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 973438129 | E-mail: ajuntament@osbalaguer.ddl.net. http://patrimoni.gencat.cat/es/coleccion/cueva-de-els-vilars. Noguera cave painting…

  • Nativitat de la Mare de Déu Church. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25527. Durro. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. http://www.centreromanic.com/ca/esglesia/nativitat-de-durro. La Nativitat de la Mare de Deu is one of the Romanesque churches in the B…

  • 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…

  • Church of San Pablo in Zaragoza. Zaragoza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle San Pablo, 42. Zaragoza. (Aragon) http://www.zaragoza.es. The most valuable testament of the Mudéjar style in Zaragoza  . It was built to replace the old Romanesque shrine of San Blas. The church has a single nave …

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