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

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. 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 Palaeolithic art in Europe. …

  • Hornos de la Peña Cave. San Felices de Buelna.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39409. Tarriba. San Felices de Buelna. Cantabria. E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/hornos-de-la-pena/. It one of the most complete ensembles of engravings in the region. Designa…

  • El Chufín Cave. Rionansa.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39553. Riclones. Rionansa. Cantabria. E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. Art more than 16,000 years old. Designated World Heritage in 2008. It is located in the Nansa Rive…

  • Covalanas Cave. Ramales de la Victoria.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …Monte Pando. Ramales de la Victoria. Cantabria. E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. An major ensemble of Palaeolithic art. Designated World Heritage in 2008. It was discove…

  • La Garma Cave. Ribamontán al Monte.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Ribamontán al Monte. 39793. Omoño. Ribamontán al Monte. Cantabria. www.cuevadelagarma.com. An exhibition of the Palaeolithic period and Late Prehistory. Designated World Heritage in 2008. This cave, located on La Gama Mo…

  • El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es . http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/. Cave paintings and symbols. The cave contains paintings of a great many animals, including drawings o…

  • Las Chimeneas Cave. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Monte del Castillo. 39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. cuevas.culturadecantabria.com. A legacy of engravings on clay. Designated World Heritage in 2008. Discovered in 1953, it …

  • La Pasiega cave. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Monte Castillo. 39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. Prehistoric Paintings. This cave contains the largest number of cave paintings anywhere in the Iberian Peninsula. There are 291 drawings of animals, 134 complete symbols a…

  • Cave of Altamira. Santillana del Mar.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …Zona Cuevas de Altamira. 39330. Santillana. Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. E-mail: comunicacion.maltamira@mecd.es. http://museodealtamira.mcu.es. Important examples of prehistoric rock art. The paintings are some 14,000 …

  • El Pendo Cave. Camargo.

    Art, World Heritage, Nature | Monuments, Cultural Heritage, Tourism caves

    …39609. Escobedo. Camargo. Cantabria. E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es. http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/el-pendo/. A cave of monumental proportions. Designated World Heritage in 2008. It is situated in th…

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