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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  • El Tolmo de Minateda Archaeological Park. Hellín.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …Carretera Nacional 301, de Abacete a Murcia. 02400. Hellín. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) http://www.turismocastillalamancha.es. Polychrome paintings of hunting scenes. The paintings were discovered by Juan Jiménez Llama…

  • Rock art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian peninsular.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …The first example of art on the Peninsula. A region where the oldest known artistic expressions on Spanish territory can be found. The so-called Mediterranean Arc Cave Paintings of the Iberian peninsula includes sites in…

  • Covaciella Cave. Cabrales.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …33555. Cabrales. Asturias. www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/arte-rupestre/rupestre-cueva-de-covaciella. Perfectly conserved, prehistoric rock art. Designated World Heritage in 2008. Discovered by chance in 1994, i…

  • Llonín Cave. Peñamellera Alta.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …33578. Llonín. Peñamellera Alta. Asturias. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/arte-rupestre/rupestre-cueva-de-llonin. Some thirty prehistoric engravings and paintings. Designated World Heritage in 2008. Locat…

  • Roman Bridge over the Albarregas River. Mérida.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …Paraje Pantano de Proserpina. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/romano/romano.htm. The smaller bridge. Built during the Augustus period and…

  • Roman Bridge over the Guadiana River. Mérida.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …Zona del puente sobre el Guadiana. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/puenteromanoGuadiana. The link between Emérita Augusta with…

  • Colonia Güell Crypt. Santa Coloma de Cervelló.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …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 perfectly with the …

  • Palaeolithic Cave Art of the Cantabrian Coast (Altamira Cave extension). Santillana del Mar.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942840157 | E-mail: maltamira@mcu.es. http://museodealtamira.mcu.es/. Prehistoric cave art in northern Spain. 17 caves that represent one of the most important ensembles of Palaeo…

  • Hornos de la Peña Cave. San Felices de Buelna.

    [Art, World Heritage, Nature]


    …39409. Tarriba. San Felices de Buelna. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. It one of the most complete ensembles of engravings in the regio…

  • Covalanas Cave. Ramales de la Victoria.

    [Art, World Heritage, Nature]


    …Monte Pando. Ramales de la Victoria. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. An major ensemble of Palaeolithic art. Designated World Heritage i…

  • La Garma Cave. Ribamontán al Monte.

    [Art, World Heritage]


    …Ribamontán al Monte. 39793. Omoño. Ribamontán al Monte. Cantabria. http://www.turismodecantabria.com/. An exhibition of the Palaeolithic period and Late Prehistory. Designated World Heritage in 2008. This cave, located o…

  • El Chufín Cave. Rionansa.

    [Art, World Heritage, Nature]


    …39553. Riclones. Rionansa. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. Art more than 16,000 years old. Designated World Heritage in 2008. It is loc…



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