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  • Ávila city walls. Ávila.

    Art | Monuments


    … 05001. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) http://muralladeavila.com/es/.   The walled enclosure dates back to the Middle Ages. The wall controlled the entrance of provisions and merchandise, and also isolated the city, guarding it against the potential outbreak of a plague or epidemic, in addition to its obvious…

  • Ávila Cathedral. Ávila.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Catedral s/n. 05001. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) www.avilaturismo.com. The oldest Spanish Gothic cathedral. Construction was originally begun in the Romanesque style, but the project was subsequently taken over by the master architect Fruchel, who built one of the first Gothic cathedrals in Sp…

  • Convent of Santa Teresa. Ávila.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de la Santa 2. 05001. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) www.avilaturismo.com. Built over the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Avila. The convent, inaugurated in 1636, was built on the site of the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Avila and designed by the architect Fray Alonso de San José.  Highlights include th…

  • Monastery of Santa María del Paular. Rascafría.

    Art | Monuments


    … Carretera M604, Km 27. 28741. Paular, El. Rascafría. Madrid. http://monasteriopaular.com/. El Paular was the first monastery in Castile, founded in 1390 by order of John I of Spain. The site underwent a constant process of evolution at the hands of the architects Juan Guas, Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, …

  • Güell park. Barcelona.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Calle Olot 7. 08024. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: parkguell@bsmsa.cat. http://www.parkguell.cat/. This is listed as UNESCO World Heritage, together with another six works by Antoni Gaudí. It was conceived as a residential town, inspired by English garden cities, although the houses were never buil…

  • Gardens of the Royal Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Guadalupe.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Plaza de Santa María de Guadalupe. s/n. 10140. Guadalupe. Cáceres. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 927367177 | E-mail: rmsmguadalupe@planalfa.es. www.monasterioguadalupe.com. The monastery was built in the place where a statue of the Virgin was found. Building works on the monastery began in the 14th centur…

  • Yuste Monastery Gardens. Cuacos de Yuste.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Monasterio de San Jerónimo de Yuste. s/n. 10430. Cuacos de Yuste. Cáceres. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 927172347 | E-mail: info@fundacionyuste.org. http://www.patrimonionacional.es. Spanish emperor Charles was a great lover of gardens and nature, as can be clearly seen from his retreat to Yuste in 1554.…

  • Gardens at the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos. Santo Domingo de Silos.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Santo Domingo de Silos, 2. 09610. Santo Domingo de Silos. Burgos. (Castile-Leon) Fax.: +34 947390033 | E-mail: abadia@abadiadesilos.es. www.abadiadesilos.es. Santo Domingo de Silos is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic monasteries in the whole of Spain. Its cloister, one of the finest examples o…

  • Sotofermoso Garden in Abadía. Abadía.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Palacio Sotofermoso s/n. Abadía. Cáceres. (Extremadura) http://www.turismocaceres.org. The garden at Abadía in Cáceres, the property of Don Fernández Alvarez de Toledo, the third Duke of Alba, was one of the most beautiful and luxurious in the 16th century, on a par with royal gardens and with the m…

  • Paseo del Espolón avenue. Burgos.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Paseo del Espolón s/n. 09003. Burgos. (Castile-Leon) Fax.: +34 947276529 | http://www.aytoburgos.es/turismo. The history of the Paseo del Espolón in Burgos is very similar to that of any of the main promenades in any Spanish city. Its layout has followed the governing vagaries of fashion and various…

  • Casa de Campo park. Madrid.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Parque Casa de Campo. Avenida de Portugal, s/n. Paseo Puerta del Ángel, 1. 28011. Madrid. http://www.madrid.es/portales/munimadrid/es/Inicio/Parque-de-la-Casa-de-Campo. This is an enormous green area covering 1,722 hectares, located just outside Madrid. Philip II acquired this property –including a …

  • Jardín del Rey Garden. Aranjuez.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918921532 | www.patrimonionacional.es. The design of Royal Palace at Aranjuez included plans for two gardens to be located adjoining the building: one facing north, the Queen's Garden, and the other facing south, the King's Garden. Only this latter garden was actua…

  • Casita del Príncipe (Prince's House) in El Pardo. Madrid.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Paseo de El Pardo, s/n. 28048. Madrid. Fax.: +34 913760452 | +34 913761287 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es . www.patrimonionacional.es. In the reign of Charles III, the El Pardo Palace was remodelled by Sabatini. Villanueva was commissioned to design a small house for the then-Prince Charles, w…

  • Príncipe Garden. Aranjuez.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Plaza de Parejas s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918921532 | www.patrimonionacional.es. The Prince’s Garden is the sole example of the "landscape style" in a royal Spanish garden. It was built by the Prince of Asturias, the future Charles IV over the period between 1772 and 1804. The signatu…

  • Cactus Garden. Teguise.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Carretera General del Norte. 35544. Guatiza. Teguise. Lanzarote. (Canary Islands) Fax.: +34 928529681 | www.centrosturisticos.com. The Cactus Garden is located at a former quarry for extraction of volcanic ash and rock once used by prickly pear growers to conserve the ground’s nighttime moisture. Th…

  • Sabatini Gardens. Madrid.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Calle Bailén, s/n. (Cuesta de San Vicente). 28013. Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. A Neoclassical-style garden in keeping with the Oriente Palace, which has given distinction to an area that in years gone by was used for a humbler purpose, i.e., the stables. While the new Oriente Palace was being built, t…

  • Campo del Moro Gardens. Madrid.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Paseo Virgen del Puerto, s/n. 28005. Madrid. Fax.: +34 915426947 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. http://www.madrid.es/portales/munimadrid/es/Inicio/Jardines-del-Campo-del-Moro. It is located between the Manzanares River and the Royal Palace. It possibly owes its name to the fact that it was th…

  • Casita del Infante Gardens. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Carretera de Robledo s/n. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918907818 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. www.patrimonionacional.es. King Charles III commissioned the architect Juan de Villanueva to construct two small buildings for his sons, Prince Charles and the Infante Gabri…

  • Jardín de la Isla Garden. Aranjuez.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Plaza de Parejas s/n. 28300. Aranjuez. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918921532 | E-mail: info@patrimonionacional.es. www.patrimonionacional.es. It is located to the north of the Royal Palace at Aranjuez. It was built by Philip II, and is a unique example of a Spanish Renaissance garden. It is laid out along a l…

  • Rey Moro Palace gardens. Ronda.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Cuesta de Sto. Domingo 9. 29400. Ronda. Malaga. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 952187300 | E-mail: info@casadelreymoro.com. www.turismoderonda.es. The Casa del Rey Moro has fortunately been opened to the public after being closed for more than thirty years. The gardens and its main attraction, the Mine, have…

  • Botanical-Historical Gardens of La Concepción. Málaga.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Camino del Jadín Botánico 3. 29014. Málaga. Malaga. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 952257442 | E-mail: mparca@malaga.eu. http://www.laconcepcion.malaga.eu/. The estate of La Concepción belonged to the Marquises of Casa Loring from 1850 through to 1990, when it was purchased by Malaga City Council. Its owners…

  • Parque de Málaga park. Málaga.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Delimitado por la Avenida Cervantes, el Paseo Príncipe de España, la Plaza de la Marina y la Plaza General Torrijos. s/n. 29016. Málaga. Malaga. (Andalusia) Fax.: 34 952255889 | This park is designed as a landscape, with curved lines that frame and define islands of different sizes, making you forge…

  • Son Marroig estate. Deyá.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Carretera de Valldemossa-Deià (Son Marroig). 07179. Deya. Deyá. Majorca. (Balearic Islands) E-mail: info@sonmarroig.com. www.sonmarroig.com. This garden includes a variety of exceptional pavilions and gates, greenhouses, grottoes, pagodas and countless bridges. The imposing landscape, aesthetic beau…

  • Alfabia. Bunyola.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Carretera de Palma a Soller km. 17. 07110. Bunyola. Majorca. (Balearic Islands) E-mail: info@jardinesdealfabia.com. www.jardinesdealfabia.com. The Alfabia Mountains supply water to these unusual gardens, which have a series of extraordinarily beautiful Renaissance and Baroque features. Some examples…