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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  • Collegiate Church of La Asunción de la Virgen in Calatayud. Calatayud.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Santa María. Calatayud. Zaragoza. (Aragon) E-mail: oficinaturismo@calatayud.net. http://www.turismodezaragoza.es. One of the most important works of architecture in the Aragonese Mudéjar style. This church combi…

  • Church of Santa María in Tobed. Tobed.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de San Pedro, 11. 50325. Tobed. Zaragoza. (Aragon) Fax.: +34 976628826 | E-mail: tobed@dpz.es. http://www.tobed.es/. Fruit of the influence of the military orders in the region. This is an outstanding example of a …

  • Aljafería Palace. Zaragoza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle de los Diputados s/n. 50071. Zaragoza. (Aragon) Fax.: +34 976289686 | http://www.cortesaragon.es/. An Arab palace in the heart of Zaragoza. It was built as a place of recreation and also served as a defensive build…

  • Palmeral de Elche palm grove. Elche.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Porta de la Morera, 49. 03203. Elche-Elx. Elche. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) Fax.: +34 965451936 | E-mail: info@visitelche.com. www.visitelche.com. The Palmeral de Elche is the largest palm grove in Europe. Although i…

  • Chiquita de los Treinta Cave. María.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Sierra de María. 04838. Maria. María. Almería. (Andalusia) E-mail: aytmaria2@losvelez.com. Cave paintings in Los Vélez. In the region of Los Vélez, to the north of the Almería province, there are sites of cave paintings …

  • 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 Lázaro aqueduct. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Juan Carlos I, n. 1. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: promocion@turismomerida.org. www.turismomerida.org/. One of the three aqueducts which supplied water to Roman Mérida. The only elements remaining a…

  • Los Columbarios Funeral Site. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto arqueológico Los Columbarios-Casa de Mitreo. C/ Vía Ensanche, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org. The mausoleum of the Voconios and Julios. The…

  • Los Milagros Aqueduct. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida Vía de la Plata, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: info@turismomerida.org. http://www.turismomerida.org. A spectacular aqueduct. This aqueduct was built following the height of the terrain and us…

  • Roman baths in Alange. Alange.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Baños, 58. 06840. Alange. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 924365168 | E-mail: balneario_alange@ctv.es. www.balneariodealange.com. They already existed in the time of Trajan and Adrian, in the 2nd century CE. They …

  • Trajan's Arch. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona arqueológica. Calle Trajano. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/arcodetrajano. Trajan's Arch. This was a monumental access gateway to the holy space that surroun…

  • Roman Bridge over the Albarregas River. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Vía de la Plata, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/romano/romano.htm. The smaller bridge. Built during the Augustus period and i…

  • Atapuerca archaeological site. Atapuerca.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona Sierra de Atapuerca. 09199. Atapuerca. Burgos. (Castile-Leon) Tel.: +34 947257067 | +34 947421000 | Fax.: +34 947257067 | E-mail: informacion@fundacionatapuerca.es. http://www.atapuerca.org/. The most important arch…

  • Cova dels Cavalls, Valltorta. Tírig.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Partida Pla de L´Om s/n. 12179. Tirig. Tírig. Castellón - Castelló. (Valencia) E-mail: museo_valltorta@gva.es. http://www.turismodecastellon.com/105045_es/Museo-de-la-Valltorta.-Parque-cultural-de-arte-rupestre/. The Cov…

  • La Peña del Escrito Rock Shelter. Villar del Humo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …16370. Villar del Humo. Cuenca. (Castile-La Mancha) E-mail: villaturcuenca@gmail.com. http://www.villaturcuenca.com/. Cave paintings in Villar del Humo. Villar del Humo is the most westerly point in the Mediterranean Bas…

  • Altxerri Caves. Aia.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Barrio Ubegun (Centro de Interpretación del Parque de Pagoeta). 20809. Aia. Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) E-mail: iturraran@gipuzkoa.net. turismo.euskadi.eus/es/. Art from the Magdalenian period. Designated Worl…

  • La Cruz Gully. Santiago-Pontones.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera del Nacimiento del Segura km.5, (Santiago-Pontones). 23291. Pontones. Santiago-Pontones. Jaén. (Andalusia) E-mail: spontones@promojaen.es. Cave painting art in Cañada de la Cruz. They have been declared World H…

  • Tabla de Pochico. Aldeaquemada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Camino de la Cimbarra, a 1km. de Aldeaquemada. 23215. Aldeaquemada. Jaén. (Andalusia) E-mail: alcaide64@hotmail.com. www.aldeaquemada.com. Cave painting archaeological site. A UNESCO conference in Kyoto (Japan) in 1998, …

  • Roca dels Moros. Cogul, El.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Camí d’el Cogul a Albagés, km 1. 25152. Cogul, El. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: infomac@gencat.cat. http://www.mac.cat. Discovered over one century ago, the rock paintings found on the walls of this natural shelter are am…

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