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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  • Baeza.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Baeza. Jaén. (Andalusia) http://turismo.baeza.net/Baeza%20-%20Ciudad%20Digital.htm. This town in the province of Jaen stands on a little promontory, dominating a landscape of olive trees, in the centre of the county of L…

  • Úbeda.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Úbeda. Jaén. (Andalusia) Known as the capital of the Andalusian Renaissance, this city in the province of Jaén stands on a hill near the valley of the Alto Guadalquivir, in the county of La Loma. Its old town, declared a…

  • Aranjuez.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Aranjuez. Madrid. An old quarter which is a Historic-Artistic Site, royal palaces, and gardens on the banks of the Tagus form the layout of Aranjuez. The ideas of the Enlightenment, adapted to the urban development of ci…

  • 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…

  • La Patum de Berga Fiesta. Berga.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    …Berga. Barcelona. (Catalonia) http://www.lapatum.cat/. The fiesta of La Patum de Berga in Catalonia has been declared Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The fiesta coincides with Corpu…

  • 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…

  • Ekain Cave. Zestoa.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Valle de Sastarrain, s/n. 20740. Zestoa. Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) E-mail: info@ekainberri.com. http://www.ekainberri.com. One of the most important prehistoric sanctuaries in Europe. Designated World Herita…

  • 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…

  • The Alhambra. Granada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n. 18009. Granada. (Andalusia) The splendour of the Nasrid era. The Alhambra is a beautiful complex of buildings and gardens. Its leafy tree-lined walkways provide pleasant shade and coolness…

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