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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  • Llonín Cave. Peñamellera Alta.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural 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…

  • Covaciella Cave. Cabrales.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural 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…

  • La Foncalada. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …C/ Foncalada. 33002. Oviedo. Asturias. www.turismoviedo.es. World Heritage Site. This is a unique example of a civil construction intended for public use dating from the High Middle Ages. It is part of the historic resou…

  • San Julián de los Prados Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Selgas 2. 33011. Oviedo. Asturias. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/iglesia-de-san-julian-de-los-prados. World Heritage. San Julián de los Prados is also known as Santullano, and was the …

  • Oviedo Cathedral. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Alfonso II El Casto, s/n. 33003. Oviedo. Asturias. E-mail: catedral@catedraldeoviedo.com. http://catedraldeoviedo.com/. A symbol of Spanish Gothic architecture. Oviedo cathedral is mainly in the Gothic style, altho…

  • Peña de Candamo Cavern. Candamo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …33828. San Román. Candamo. Asturias. E-mail: turismo@ayto-candamo.es. www.ayto-candamo.es/centro-de-interpretacion. Prehistoric paintings from the Solutrean period. Although difficult to date, it is believed that these p…

  • El Pindal Cave. Ribadedeva.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Autovía A-8, Salida 277, dirección El Peral. N-634, y RD-1. 33590. Pimiango. Ribadedeva. Asturias. http://tematico.asturias.es/cultura/yacimientos/pindal.html. Prehistoric rock art on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea. De…

  • Tito Bustillo Cave. Ribadesella.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Autovia A8. Salida 326. Avenida de Tito Bustillo s/n. 33560. Ribadesella. Asturias. E-mail: info@centrotitobustillo.com. http://www.centrotitobustillo.com. Prehistoric paintings of female forms. Set in a group of Palaeol…

  • Santa Cristina de Lena Church. Lena.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Lena. Carretera de Oviedo a León. 33630. Pola de Lena. Lena. Asturias. E-mail: contacto@turismoycultura.asturias.es. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/santa-cristina-de-lena. A pre-Romanesque te…

  • San Miguel de Lillo Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Laderas del Monte Naranco (a 3 Km. del centro de Oviedo). 33012. Oviedo. Asturias. E-mail: prerromanico@santamariadelnaranco.es. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/iglesia-de-san-miguel-de-lillo.…

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