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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  • Toledo.

    [Tourist destinations, World 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…

  • La Patum de Berga Fiesta. Berga.

    [Calendar, World Heritage]


    …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…

  • Cordoba patios festival/competition. Córdoba.

    [Calendar, World Heritage]


    …Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) The Courtyards Festival will reveal Cordoba at its most festive, where the streets are filled with the sounds of flamenco and the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. During the days of the …

  • La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival. Algemesí.

    [Calendar, World Heritage]


    …Algemesí. Valencia. Ayuntamiento de Algemesí. Fax.: +34 962019001 | E-mail: algemesi@touristinfo.net. http://www.algemesi.es. The main local festival in Algemesí, which goes back to the Middle Ages, is held in honour of …

  • Úbeda.

    [Tourist destinations, World 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…

  • Misterio de Elche religious theatre. Elche.

    [Calendar, World Heritage]


    …Carrer Major de la Vila, 27. 03202. Elche-Elx. Elche. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: comunicacion@misteridelx.com. http://www.misteridelx.com/. This religious representation has been designated Oral and Intangibl…

  • Ávila.

    [Tourist destinations, World 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…

  • Tarragona.

    [Tourist destinations, World 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…

  • Baeza.

    [Tourist destinations, World 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…

  • Cuenca.

    [Tourist destinations, World 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…

  • Cordoba. Córdoba.

    [Tourist destinations, World Heritage]


    …Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) http://www.turismodecordoba.org/. Cordoba is situated in the interior of Andalusia where past and modernity blend in together. This thousand-year-old city, which has the World Heritage desig…

  • Santiago de Compostela.

    [Tourist destinations, World 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,…



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