Courtyard, University of Alcala © Grupo Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España

How many of Spain's heritage cities do you know?


Visiting Spain gives you the opportunity to establish direct contact with the history of its civilizations. There are 15 stunning world heritage cities to be seen here. Each with its exceptional sights and unique scenes. Take the time to explore their local cuisine, learn about their customs, and take part in their fiestas for a complete experience and an unforgettable trip.

This gallery of photos is full of sources of inspiration. By now you'll have some ideas of what you'd like to do on this history-oriented journey into other eras of art and splendour. Get your bags ready!

  • Cervantes House-Museum

    The protagonists of a masterpiece of world literature, Don Quixote, welcome you to the House-Museum of their creator, Miguel de Cervantes. A place not to be missed, along with the university, the Corral de Comedias, the Plaza de los Santos Niños, and the Archbishop's Palace.

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  • Monument of Los Cuatro Postes

    Get a sweeping view of all two and a half kilometres of the city walls from the monument of Los Cuatro Postes.

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  • Historic centre of Baeza

    Travel back in time to the Renaissance as you walk around these streets.

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  • Torre de la Hierba, Cáceres

    Look up to see the medieval towers that dominate an historic, cobbled-street town centre © Grupo Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España.

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  • Inside the Great Mosque in Cordoba

    Inside the Great Mosque, you'll feel as if you were in a forest, where all the trees are graceful columns. An architectural phenomenon, the legacy of Andalusia's Islamic past, with a thousand years of history.

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  • Part of Cuenca´s historic town centre

    You've seen a lot of towns, but have you seen any wedged between cliffs, with houses hanging over the chasm?

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  • Dalt Vila castle, Ibiza

    You might feel the island by day could not be any more beautiful, but at night it's even lovelier, with monuments like the Dalt Vila castle lit up.

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  • Roman theatre in Mérida

    Visitors to this town have a unique opportunity: To go to a play or a concert in this amazing Roman theatre.

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  • Las Dueñas Convent

    Its cathedrals and university buildings bursting with art, its ancient cloisters, and views like this, make it a must-see!

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  • San Cristóbal de la Laguna

    Some visitors to the Canary Islands love the beautiful beaches so much that they forget there's so much to enjoy inland. With this photo, we want to set you a challenge: walk around, enjoy the town, and look for the perfect light to photograph this unique colonial city.

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  • Plaza del Obradoiro and cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

    Whether you're a pilgrim on St James' Way or simply on holiday, there's room for everyone in the Plaza del Obradoiro. If you're impressed by the spectacular façade of the cathedral, be sure to see the Portico de la Gloria inside, a masterpiece of Romanesque art.

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  • Segovia Aqueduct

    An aqueduct that has been here since the 2nd century CE… Come and see for yourself the architectural grandeur of the Roman Empire.

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  • Tarragona

    Travel through time and marvel at the architectural remains of Roman Tarraco and its well-preserved archaeological sites. With the beautiful Mediterranean sea as the backdrop, what more could you ask for?

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  • Alcázar de Toledo from the river Tajo

    Look up from the bank of the river Tajo to see the Alcázar, one of the must-sees in the city of artistic diversity: palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues mingle in the historic town centre.

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  • Sacra Capilla del Salvador

    Enjoy the Spanish Renaissance at its peak in places like this chapel, the Sacra Capilla del Salvador

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