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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  • 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…

  • 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.

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    …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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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…

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