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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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Amphitheatre House. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto de la casa del Anfiteatro. Plaza Margarita Xirgu, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/casaanfiteatro. Situated next to the amphitheatre, the remains actua…

  • Casa del Mitreo House. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto arqueológico Los Columbarios-Casa de Mitreo. Calle Oviedo, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/casamitreo. The noble domus. This was a large Roman house b…

  • Roman Bridge over the Guadiana River. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Roma s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/puenteromanoGuadiana. The link between Emérita Augusta with Tarragona. It w…

  • Roman Temple to Diana. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona arqueológica. Calle Romero Leal. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/templodiana. The Goddess temple. An enormous building th…

  • Palaeolithic Cave Art of the Cantabrian Coast (Altamira Cave extension). Santillana del Mar.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942840157 | E-mail: maltamira@mcu.es. http://museodealtamira.mcu.es/. Prehistoric cave art in northern Spain. 17 caves that represent one of the most important ensembles of Palaeo…

  • Cabra Feixet. Perelló, El.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera a 6 kms. de El Perelló. 43519. Perelló, El. Tarragona. (Catalonia) Shelter paintings of Cabra Feixet. They have been declared World Heritage sites. Cave painting sites have been declared World Heritage sites by…

  • Mudejar architecture in Aragon.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …(Aragon) Fax.: +34 978619903 | E-mail: turismo@teruel.net. www.turismodearagon.com. Mudejar at its peak. The symbiosis of techniques and ways of understanding architecture resulting from Jewish, Muslim and Christian cult…

  • Collegiate Church of La Asunción de la Virgen in Calatayud. Calatayud.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Santa María. Calatayud. Zaragoza. (Aragon) E-mail: oficinaturismo@calatayud.net. http://www.turismodezaragoza.es. One of the most important works of architecture in the Aragonese Mudéjar style. This church combi…

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