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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  • Fallas bonfire festival of San José. Valencia.

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    …Valencia. E-mail: promocionexterior@fallas.com. http://fallas.com/. Valencia welcomes in Spring with the Fallas. During the months proceeding this unique spectacle, a lot of hard work and dedication is put into preparing…

  • Fire festivals for the summer solstice in the Pyrenees.

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    …Regiones de Sobrarbe y La Ribagorza (Aragón) y regiones de Alta Ribagorza, Berguedá, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirá y la Val d'Aran (Cataluña). http://fallasdelpirineo.com. An ancestral tradition celebrating the arrival o…

  • Misterio de Elche religious theatre. Elche.

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    …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…

  • Courtyards Festival in Cordoba. Córdoba.

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    …Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) During the Courtyards Festival, you’ll discover Cordoba’s lively side. Join in on the street celebrations and dance to the sounds of Flamenco while enjoying the scents of jasmine and orange …

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

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    …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 canto de la Sibila" (Song of the Sybil) in Majorca.

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    …Majorca. (Balearic Islands) http://www.conselldemallorca.net/. It has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. This tradition (its origin comes from the performances that took place i…

  • La Patum de Berga Fiesta. Berga.

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    …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…

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