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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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, …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Piedra Monastery. Nuévalos.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Monasterio de Piedra. 50210. Nuévalos. Zaragoza. (Aragon) Tel.: +34 976870700 | +34 976870700 | Fax.: +34 976870700 | E-mail: parque@monasteriopiedra.com. www.monasteriopiedra.com. Piedra Monastery is located in one of the most barren areas of Aragon. Its origins go back to the year 1194, when Alons…

  • Campo Grande. Valladolid.

    Art | Historic gardens


    … Paseo de Zorrilla - Paseo de Filipinas - Paseo de Recoletos. 47007. Valladolid. (Castile-Leon) http://www.valladolid.es. Situated at the heart of Valladolid is Campo Grande, the city’s main park. Triangular in shape, it is delimited by the Acera de Recoletos walkway and the Paseo de los Filipinos an…

  • Cathedral of Santa María. Vitoria.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Cuchillería 95-97. 01001. Vitoria-Gasteiz. Álava - Araba. (Basque Country) Fax.: +34 945122160 | E-mail: visitas@catedralvitoria.com. www.catedralvitoria.com. Gothic-style church. It is built on a previous construction dating from the 13th century, and has a doorway with interesting sculptures…

  • Casa del Cordón House. Vitoria.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Cuchillería, 24. 01001. Vitoria-Gasteiz. Álava - Araba. (Basque Country) E-mail: obrasocial@cajavital.es. http://www.vitoria-gasteiz.org/turismo. Civil architecture in the Gothic style. The house was built in the 15th century and is an excellent example of Gothic-style civil architecture. It i…

  • San Prudencio Basilica. Vitoria.

    Art | Monuments


    … Alto de Armendia, 24. 01195. Armentia. Vitoria. Álava - Araba. (Basque Country) http://turismo.euskadi.net. Declared an Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931. The church has a Latin cross plan with one nave divided into three sections with a cross vault. Over the Galician cross there is a dome base wit…

  • María Inmaculada Cathedral (New Cathedral). Vitoria.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Magdalena 1. 01008. Vitoria-Gasteiz. Álava - Araba. (Basque Country) http://turismo.euskadi.net. This neo-Gothic building was inaugurated in 1969, and stands on the site of the old convent of Las Brígidas. The project was conceived and sponsored by Bishop José Cadena Eleta, and designed by the…

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz Town Hall. Vitoria.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de España, 1. 01001. Vitoria-Gasteiz. . E-mail: turismo@vitoria-gasteiz.org. www.vitoria-gasteiz.org. The town centre. Is a Neoclassic-converted building in the town centre. Built in 1731 and restored in 1982. The building blends into the portico space of the Plaza de España. Designed by the a…

  • Castalla Castle. Castalla.

    Art | Monuments


    … Castalla. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: castalla@touristinfo.net. http://www.turismocastalla.com/castalla/web_php/index.php. Although its origins are Arab, the current structure dates from mediaeval times. The Torre Grossa tower was added in the 16th century in order to keep a lookout for p…

  • Santa María Basilica. Elche.

    Art | Monuments


    … Plaza de Santa María, 2. 03202. Elche-Elx. Elche. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) http://www.visitelche.com/turismo-cultural/visitas/elche/monumentos/basilica-de-santa-maria/. Built over the remains of a mosque. The performance of the Misterio de Elche mystery play, which takes place every year in th…

  • Santa Bárbara Castle. Alicante.

    Art | Monuments


    … Monte Benacantil, s/n. 03001. Alicante-Alacant. Alicante. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: info@alicanteturismo.com. www.castillodesantabarbara.com. It is set on the Monte Benacantil hill, a location of great strategic value. It is so-called as it was captured from the Moors by prince Alfonso …

  • Biar Castle. Biar.

    Art | Monuments


    … Biar. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: biar@touristinfo.net. http://www.biar.es/. This frontier castle is Arab in origin and was reinforced and extended by the Christians from the time of its conquest. It contains a unique element in Hispanic Arab architecture. It was built in the 12th century…

  • Atalaya Castle. Villena.

    Art | Monuments


    … Cerro de San Cristóbal, s/n. 03400. Villena. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: villena@touristinfo.net. http://www.turismovillena.com/. Tall and stately, the three storeys of Villena castle rise up proudly from the hill on which it stands, overlooking the capital of the region. Also known as th…

  • San José Castle in Guadalest. Guadalest.

    Art | Monuments


    … Calle Iglesia 2. 03517. Guadalest. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: guadalest@touristinfo.net. The castle is situated in the high part of the town. Its origins are in the 11th century, although the remains preserved are from the 12th century. It is divided into two parts - one of them was inte…

  • Sax Castle. Sax.

    Art | Monuments


    … Peña del Castillo s/n. 03630. Sax. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) Fax.: +34 965475399 | www.sax.es. The castle is of Islamic origin. It was conquered by the Crown of Aragon in 1239 and subsequently ceded to the Crown of Castile under the terms of the Treaty of Almizra. From its position, it dominate…