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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  • 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 w…

  • Parish church of Santa Tecla in Cervera de la Cañada. Cervera de la Cañada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Cuatro esquinas. 50312. Cervera de la Cañada. Zaragoza. (Aragon) Tel.: +34 976899222 | +34 675695320 | E-mail: cervera@dpz.es. http://www.patrimonioculturaldearagon.es/bienes-culturales/santa-tecla-cervera-de-la-ca…

  • The Seo, or Cathedral of San Salvador. Zaragoza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de la Seo 2. 50001. Zaragoza. (Aragon) http://www.zaragoza.es/ciudad/turismo. A cultural melting pot. The monument has undergone a series of transformations in a wide variety of architectural styles. A temple was s…

  • Falconry, a living human heritage.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …The UNESCO has awarded falconry the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation because it is a real social tradition that cares for the environment and that is passed on from generation to generation. This acti…

  • The "Silbo Gomero" (Whistled language).

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Gomera. (Canary Islands) A unique whistled language in the world, fully developed and practised by a large community (more than 22,000 people). It was awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designati…

  • Irrigators' tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the Plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the Plain of Valencia.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Both tribunals were awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation in 2009 because they are legal water management institutions introduced by tradition and which are still used today, since the t…

  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. In the heart of the Guadarrama mountain range, only 50 kilometres from Madrid, stands the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Mount Abantos, its pine forests and the Herrería estate fo…

  • "El canto de la Sibila" (Song of the Sybil) in Majorca.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    12/24/2017

    …Majorca. (Balearic Islands) http://www.conselldemallorca.net/. It has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. This tradition (its origin comes from the performances that took place i…

  • Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Don Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918907818 | E-mail: secretaria.escorial@patrimonionacional.es. Symbol of the Spanish Golden Age. The Monastery of El Escori…

  • Seville Cathedral. Seville.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida de la Constitución, s/n. 41004. Sevilla. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 954500813 | E-mail: info@catedraldesevilla.es. www.catedraldesevilla.es. The cathedral stands on the site of what was –in the 12th century– the Great…

  • Cuenca.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Cuenca. (Castile-La Mancha) In the Region of Castile-La Mancha, between the Júcar and Huécar river canyons, you will find this city with the UNESCO World Heritage designation for its wealth of monuments. Its historic cen…

  • Tarragona.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Tarragona. (Catalonia) On the shores of the Mediterranean, right on the Costa Daurada, former Roman Tarraco offers us an important legacy of monuments amid extensive beaches. Its archaeological remains, forming a World H…

  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    …San Cristóbal de la Laguna. Tenerife. (Canary Islands) http://www.aytolalaguna.com/la_laguna_patrimonio_de_la_humanidad.jsp. San Cristóbal de La Laguna, the former capital of Tenerife, is an historic Canary Islands city …

  • Santiago de Compostela.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña. (Galicia) http://www.santiagoturismo.com/. Discover Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Region of Galicia. Millions of people from all over the world come to this city every year,…

  • Segovia.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Segovia. (Castile-Leon) Segovia, the old quarter of which, along with its Roman aqueduct, are World Heritage Sites, lies on high ground between the Eresma and Clamores Rivers. In addition to its famous aqueduct, numerous…

  • Ávila.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Sheltered by the Sierra Gredos Mountains we find Ávila, a World Heritage City. Behind the city walls of this Castile-Leon capital there is a valuable set of churches and Renaissance palaces that bea…

  • Salamanca.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) http://www.salamanca.es/es/. Salamanca is in the central area of Spain, 212 kilometres from the capital, Madrid. Universal, magnificent, wise, young and golden: this city is an inland destinatio…

  • Cáceres.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Cáceres. (Extremadura) www.turismocaceres.org. More than ten towers dominate the historic quarter of Caceres, delimited by Arab walls. Cobbled streets marked by medieval, fortified homes and Renaissance palaces make up t…

  • Mérida.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Located in the heart of the Silver Route, Mérida is heir to a splendid Roman past. Its theatre, its amphitheatre and its temple dedicated to the goddess Diana make this former capital of Ro…

  • 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…

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