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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  • Úbeda.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Úbeda. Jaén. (Andalusia) Known as the capital of the Andalusian Renaissance, this city in the province of Jaén stands on a hill near the valley of the Alto Guadalquivir, in the county of La Loma. Its old town, declared a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Ibiza.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    …Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) A Phoenician-Punic settlement during ancient times, Ibiza contains within its Renaissance walls an interesting legacy from all the different cultures that populated it. This artistic wealth is…

  • The Mediterranean Diet.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …It was awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation in 2010 because it is much more than just healthy food, and because it has been consolidated as culture that promotes social interaction, res…

  • The Alhambra. Granada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n. 18009. Granada. (Andalusia) The splendour of the Nasrid era. The Alhambra is a beautiful complex of buildings and gardens. Its leafy tree-lined walkways provide pleasant shade and coolness…

  • Basilica of La Sagrada Familia. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Mallorca 401. 08013. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 934761010 | E-mail: informacio@sagradafamilia.org. The great temple of atonement. In 1883 the brilliant architect Gaudí agreed to take on this project, succeedi…

  • Burgos Cathedral. Burgos.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Santa María, s/n. 09003. Burgos. (Castile-Leon) Fax.: +34 947273950 | E-mail: info@catedraldeburgos.es. One of the finest examples of Spanish Gothic art. This cathedral is outstanding for the elegance and harmony o…

  • Flamenco.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Flamenco is a form of popular artistic expression representing a long-standing tradition that appears on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This art form combines vocal music, dance and musica…

  • "Castells".

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …(Catalonia) The "castells" (human castles) have been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. They are a very popular and spectacular event, typical of Catalan culture, in which impressive…

  • Fire festivals for the summer solstice in the Pyrenees.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    06/23/2017

    …Regiones de Sobrarbe y La Ribagorza (Aragón) y regiones de Alta Ribagorza, Berguedá, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirá y la Val d'Aran (Cataluña). http://fallasdelpirineo.com. An ancestral tradition celebrating the arrival o…

  • Toledo.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Toledo. (Castile-La Mancha) Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments. Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries, beh…

  • Courtyards Festival in Cordoba. Córdoba.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    From 05/02/2017 to 05/14/2017

    …Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) During the Courtyards Festival, you’ll discover Cordoba’s lively side. Join in on the street celebrations and dance to the sounds of Flamenco while enjoying the scents of jasmine and orange …

  • Fallas bonfire festival of San José. Valencia.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    From 03/15/2018 to 03/19/2018

    …Valencia. E-mail: promocionexterior@fallas.com. http://fallas.com/. Valencia welcomes in Spring with the Fallas. During the months proceeding this unique spectacle, a lot of hard work and dedication is put into preparing…

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