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…

  • Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Don Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. Fax.: +34 918907818 | E-mail: secretaria.escorial@patrimonionacional.es. Symbol of the Spanish Golden Age. The Monastery of El Escori…

  • Aranjuez.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Aranjuez. Madrid. An old quarter which is a Historic-Artistic Site, royal palaces, and gardens on the banks of the Tagus form the layout of Aranjuez. The ideas of the Enlightenment, adapted to the urban development of ci…

  • Alcalá de Henares.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. This town near Madrid, birthplace of the illustrious Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote”, and home to one of the most prestigious universities in Spain, has been declared a World Herit…

  • University of Alcalá de Henares, or College of San Ildefonso. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza De San Diego, s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. E-mail: visitas.guiadas@uah.es. http://visitasalcala.es/. The birthplace of Cervantes. It was created by Cardinal Cisneros and given the name of College of San I…

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