Ceiling of the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

World Heritage in Spain

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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  • Misterio de Elche religious theatre. Elche.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible 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…

  • 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…

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

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible 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 …

  • El Tolmo de Minateda Archaeological Park. Hellín.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera Nacional 301, de Abacete a Murcia. 02400. Hellín. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) http://www.turismocastillalamancha.es. Polychrome paintings of hunting scenes. The paintings were discovered by Juan Jiménez Llama…

  • Alpera Shelters. Alpera.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Conjunto de abrigos de Alpera. Cerro de El Bosque. 02690. Alpera. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) Fax.: +34 967330406 | E-mail: biblioteca@casaculturaalpera.e.telefonica.net . www.alpera.es. Rock paintings in the La Vieja …

  • Rock art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian peninsular.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …The first example of art on the Peninsula. A region where the oldest known artistic expressions on Spanish territory can be found. The so-called Mediterranean Arc Cave Paintings of the Iberian peninsula includes sites in…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Llonín Cave. Peñamellera Alta.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …33578. Llonín. Peñamellera Alta. Asturias. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/arte-rupestre/rupestre-cueva-de-llonin. Some thirty prehistoric engravings and paintings. Designated World Heritage in 2008. Locat…

  • 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 …

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