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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Silk Exchange. Valencia.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza del Mercado s/n. 46001. Valencia. Fax.: +34 963529634 | E-mail: lonja@valencia.es. http://comunitatvalenciana.com/donde-ir/valencia-terra-i-mar/valencia/museo/lonja-de-la-seda. The jewel of European Gothic civil ar…

  • Palau de la Música Catalana Auditorium. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Palau de la Música, 4-6. 08003. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 932957208 | E-mail: visites@palaumusica.cat. http://www.palaumusica.cat. A modernist building that is one of the city's most emblematic edifices. It …

  • Santa Creu and Sant Pau Hospital. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Sant Pau Recinte Modernista. Calle Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167. 08025. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: visites.recinte@santpau.cat. www.santpaubarcelona.org/es. Its origins date from 1401, with the merger of six hospita…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • La Patum de Berga Fiesta. Berga.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    06/14/2017

    …Berga. Barcelona. (Catalonia) http://www.lapatum.cat/. The fiesta of La Patum de Berga in Catalonia has been declared Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The fiesta coincides with Corpu…

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