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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  • Falconry, a living human heritage.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …The UNESCO has awarded falconry the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation because it is a real social tradition that cares for the environment and that is passed on from generation to generation. This acti…

  • The "Silbo Gomero" (Whistled language).

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Gomera. (Canary Islands) A unique whistled language in the world, fully developed and practised by a large community (more than 22,000 people). It was awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designati…

  • Irrigators' tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the Plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the Plain of Valencia.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Both tribunals were awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation in 2009 because they are legal water management institutions introduced by tradition and which are still used today, since the t…

  • 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…

  • Cuenca.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Cuenca. (Castile-La Mancha) In the Region of Castile-La Mancha, between the Júcar and Huécar river canyons, you will find this city with the UNESCO World Heritage designation for its wealth of monuments. Its historic cen…

  • Tarragona.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Tarragona. (Catalonia) On the shores of the Mediterranean, right on the Costa Daurada, former Roman Tarraco offers us an important legacy of monuments amid extensive beaches. Its archaeological remains, forming a World H…

  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    …San Cristóbal de la Laguna. Tenerife. (Canary Islands) http://www.aytolalaguna.com/la_laguna_patrimonio_de_la_humanidad.jsp. San Cristóbal de La Laguna, the former capital of Tenerife, is an historic Canary Islands city …

  • Santiago de Compostela.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña. (Galicia) http://www.santiagoturismo.com/. Discover Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Region of Galicia. Millions of people from all over the world come to this city every year,…

  • Ávila.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Sheltered by the Sierra Gredos Mountains we find Ávila, a World Heritage City. Behind the city walls of this Castile-Leon capital there is a valuable set of churches and Renaissance palaces that bea…

  • Salamanca.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) http://www.salamanca.es/es/. Salamanca is in the central area of Spain, 212 kilometres from the capital, Madrid. Universal, magnificent, wise, young and golden: this city is an inland destinatio…

  • Cáceres.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Cáceres. (Extremadura) www.turismocaceres.org. More than ten towers dominate the historic quarter of Caceres, delimited by Arab walls. Cobbled streets marked by medieval, fortified homes and Renaissance palaces make up t…

  • Mérida.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Located in the heart of the Silver Route, Mérida is heir to a splendid Roman past. Its theatre, its amphitheatre and its temple dedicated to the goddess Diana make this former capital of Ro…

  • Baeza.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Baeza. Jaén. (Andalusia) http://turismo.baeza.net/Baeza%20-%20Ciudad%20Digital.htm. This town in the province of Jaen stands on a little promontory, dominating a landscape of olive trees, in the centre of the county of L…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    06/23/2018

    …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…

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