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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  • Peña de Candamo Cavern. Candamo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …33828. San Román. Candamo. Asturias. E-mail: turismo@ayto-candamo.es. www.ayto-candamo.es/centro-de-interpretacion. Prehistoric paintings from the Solutrean period. Although difficult to date, it is believed that these p…

  • El Pindal Cave. Ribadedeva.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Autovía A-8, Salida 277, dirección El Peral. N-634, y RD-1. 33590. Pimiango. Ribadedeva. Asturias. http://tematico.asturias.es/cultura/yacimientos/pindal.html. Prehistoric rock art on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea. De…

  • San Julián de los Prados Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Selgas 2. 33011. Oviedo. Asturias. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/iglesia-de-san-julian-de-los-prados. World Heritage. San Julián de los Prados is also known as Santullano, and was the …

  • San Miguel de Lillo Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Laderas del Monte Naranco (a 3 Km. del centro de Oviedo). 33012. Oviedo. Asturias. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/iglesia-de-san-miguel-de-lillo. Dedicated to the Archangel Michael. This reli…

  • Abrigo del Milano. Prehistoric site. Mula.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …30170. Mula. Murcia. E-mail: turismo@aytomula.es. http://www.abrigodelmilano.es. Archaeological site of El Milano. A World Heritage Site. These cave paintings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site 'Rock art of the I…

  • Santa María del Naranco Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Laderas del Monte Naranco a 3 Km. del centro de Oviedo). 33012. Oviedo. Asturias. E-mail: prerromanico@santamariadelnaranco.es. http://www.centroprerromanicoasturiano.com. From palace to temple. The architectural structu…

  • Santa Cristina de Lena Church. Lena.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Lena. Carretera de Oviedo a León. 33630. Pola de Lena. Lena. Asturias. E-mail: contacto@turismoycultura.asturias.es. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/santa-cristina-de-lena. A pre-Romanesque te…

  • San Tirso Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza del Alfonso II el Casto, 4. 33003. Oviedo. Asturias. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/iglesia-de-san-tirso-el-real. The church of Alfonso II. It is work by the maestro Tioda in the Romane…

  • La Encarnación Monastery. Ávila.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Paseo de la Encarnación, s/n. 05005. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) http://www.avilaturismo.com. Santa Teresa Convent. The monastery was founded in the sixteenth century. It is known as the place where Santa Teresa spent most of …

  • Tito Bustillo Cave. Ribadesella.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Autovia A8. Salida 326. Avenida de Tito Bustillo s/n. 33560. Ribadesella. Asturias. E-mail: info@centrotitobustillo.com. http://www.centrotitobustillo.com. Prehistoric paintings of female forms. Set in a group of Palaeol…

  • Santo Tomás Royal Monastery. Ávila.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Granada, 1. 05003. Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Fax.: +34 920352237 | E-mail: avila.vre@dominicos.org. www.avilaturismo.com. It was built towards the end of the fifteenth century. It has three beautiful cloisters. It w…

  • The Silk Exchange. Valencia.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza del Mercado s/n. 46001. Valencia. 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 architecture. Built in t…

  • Indias archive. Seville.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Edificio de la Lonja. Avenida de la Constitución, 3. 41071. Sevilla. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 954219485 | E-mail: agi2@mecd.es. www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html. The Indies Archive which used to be the Mercaderes Marke…

  • Yuso Monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla. San Millán de la Cogolla.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Monasterio de San Millán. Yuso. Agustinos Recoletos. 26326. San Millán de la Cogolla. La Rioja. Fax.: +34 941373049 | E-mail: info@monasteriodeyuso.org. http://www.monasteriodesanmillan.com/. The library at Yuso is one o…

  • Mérida Roman Amphitheatre. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Fax.: +34 924004916 | E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org. The amphitheatre stands. The gladiatorial contests took place on the …

  • Siega Verde Cave Painting Site. Castillejo de Martín Viejo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Siega Verde. Castillejo de Martín Viejo. Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) Tel.: +34 902910009 | +34 653781071 | E-mail: visitas@siegaverde.es. www.siegaverde.es . It is part of the most important open-air Palaeolithic cave art …

  • Roman circus in Mérida. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto arqueológico. Avda. Juan Carlos I. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/circoromano. The centre of the Roman chariot races. It was used for chariot races and –a…

  • Real Alcázar Palace of Seville. Seville.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Patio de Banderas, s/n. 41004. Sevilla. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 954502068 | E-mail: actividades@patronato-alcazarsevilla.es. www.alcazarsevilla.org. Setting for the wedding between Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. The R…

  • Roman Theatre in Mérida. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/teatro. The emblem of Merida's heritage. The theatre’s location w…

  • Santa María de Mediavilla Cathedral. Teruel.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de la Catedral s/n. 44001. Teruel. (Aragon) http://www.patrimonioculturaldearagon.es/. Islamic influence in Teruel. The tower, the roof and the dome all form part of UNESCO's World heritage. The temple was construc…

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