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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  • Casa Vicens House. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle de les Carolines, 18-24. 08012. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: info@casavicens.org. http://casavicens.org/. The first work by Gaudí on his own. This house exhibits the architectural concept of Gaudí that is repeate…

  • La Patum de Berga Fiesta. Berga.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible 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…

  • Casa Batlló. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Passeig de Gràcia, 43. 08007. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: info@casabatllo.cat. www.casabatllo.es. One of the jewels of Art Nouveau, created when the Batlló family commissioned Gaudí to remodel an existing house. It wa…

  • 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…

  • Casa Milà "La Pedrera" House. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Provença, 261 - 265. 08008. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: info@lapedrera.com. www.lapedrera.com/es/home. A masterpiece by Gaudí. Everything in this building is curved and undulating. Its originality and the techniques u…

  • 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…

  • Güell Palace. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Nou de la Rambla 3-5. 08001. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 934725772 | E-mail: palauguell@diba.cat. www.palauguell.cat. The small palace. Gaudí was commissioned with the work of constructing the palace on a site…

  • Colonia Güell Crypt. Santa Coloma de Cervelló.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Colònia Güell. Claudi Güell, s/n. 08690. Santa Coloma de Cervelló. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: coloniaguell@adleisure.com. http://www.gaudicoloniaguell.org. The church with twisted columns. This monument blends in per…

  • 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 …

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