Juan Gris Room in the Reina Sofía National Museum Art Centre

If you like arts and culture, Spain is the perfect destination for you. We have more than 1,500 museums (art, archaeology, science, sea...). Come and enjoy special moments gazing at masterpieces by world-renowned artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Titian and Rembrandt at the Prado Museum (Madrid). Discover one of the best private art collections in the world at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid), avant-garde art at the Reina Sofía National Art Museum or at the Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), and the works of important artists, for example, at the Picasso Museums in Barcelona or Malaga... But Spain is not only about museums. You can visit beautiful buildings such as the Alhambra in Granada or the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Discover Moorish art at the mosque in Cordoba, be amazed by our cathedrals (like those in Santiago de Compostela or Burgos) and take a look at our events calendar to see what cultural activities are on. Spain has a lot to say about arts and culture, any time of the year.


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  • Spain for runners, a calendar for travelling through the country from one marathon to another.

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    …This is a quick guide to discovering Spain through a passion for running. It doesn't matter whether you're a runner or someone who travels with runners in order to be able to enjoy this kind of tourism. We've created a s…

  • Major sporting events in Barcelona.

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    …Barcelona. (Catalonia) In Barcelona you’ll be able to experience some unforgettable sporting moments, ranging from once-in-a-lifetime football matches to thrilling motor races. The first, because the city is home to one …

  • Musicals in Madrid.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) Madrid offers the chance to spend an unforgettable evening in the theatre with a whole range of musical shows every season. Some are completely original, and you'll only find them in Spain. Others…

  • Sports-mad Madrid.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) In Madrid, football fans can live their dream by walking on the turf of a legendary football pitch, visiting the changing rooms, and sitting on the bench as though you were about to manage a game.…

  • Round the Alhambra.

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    …Granada. (Andalusia) A trip round the Alhambra in Granada, one of the most important and popular monumental sites in Spain, is a unique experience in itself. We suggest completing this experience with a series of special…

  • Cave art at Teverga: the most modern gallery of Prehistoric art.

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    …(Principality of Asturias) A unique cultural attraction is waiting for you: the Prehistory Park in Teverga. Can you imagine one single cave that brings together the most important examples of European cave art? In Asturi…

  • Spain’s Cantabrian Coast: fascinating prehistoric heritage.

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    …Have you ever wondered what life was like 35,000 years ago? You can discover all this along the northern coast of Spain, at some of the 18 prehistoric caves which have the UNESCO World Heritage designation on account of …

  • The spectacle of Formula 1 in Spain.

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    …Montmeló. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Spanish sport is onto a good thing. Fernando Alonso is not only the youngest two-time Formula 1 champion ever, but is also largely responsible for the huge motor-racing following that has…

  • Spain by moonlight.

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    …After nightfall is one of the best times to discover Spain's monuments and cities. Illuminated by night they take on an almost magical appearance. In summer, don't miss the chance to go on the nocturnal guided tours orga…

  • Granada hosts the International Music and Dance Festival.

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    …Granada. (Andalusia) Granada invites you to come and visit the city at this very special time, during the celebration of the International Music and Dance Festival, set to take place in its emblematic historic centre whi…

  • Granada’s Alhambra: the magic of the Thousand and One Nights in Andalusia.

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    …Granada. (Andalusia) Discover the splendour of the Sultans of ancient Al-Andalus and experience the magical world of the Thousand and one Nights in the gardens and patios of the Alhambra. It is one of the most beautiful …

  • The grandiose perfection of Seville Cathedral.

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    …Seville. (Andalusia) Seville is home to Europe's largest Gothic building, a colossal church with the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Come and discover this architectural gem. Inside there are 500 priceless works of ar…

  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba, a universal gem.

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    …Cordoba. (Andalusia) The Great Mosque, universal symbol of Moorish heritage in Spain, and one of history's most extraordinary works of art, awaits you in Cordoba. Come and admire this architectural jewel - a unique space…

  • The great Mosque and the Alhambra, by moonlight.

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    …(Andalusia) Discovering monuments such as the Alhambra in Granada and the great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba is always a pleasure. But if the visit takes place by night the experience is even more special. This is one of …

  • Route of the Castles and Fortresses in Navarre.

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    …Navarre. (Autonomous Community of Navarre)  This route is formed by four different itineraries which will take you to 19 strategic points. This is because Navarre's frontier location caused successive mediaeval kings to …

  • Operas wrapped up in gold.

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    …Spain presents opera with a golden lining. These are the theatres themselves. They will make sure you enjoy the show to the full, in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Oviedo, and Bilbao. A wide range of first-class opera, and…

  • Spain's European Heritage.

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    …The European Heritage Label is awarded to those places, monuments or cultural properties that have played a key role in Europe's common history. Spain's inclusion on the list was a foregone conclusion. This trip will tak…

  • Royal Sites in Castile-León.

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    …(Castilla y Leon) Would you like to visit monument buildings set in surroundings of stunning beauty? Come to Castile-León, in inland Spain, and stroll through the beautiful rooms of these so-called “Royal Sites”. Impress…

  • Musical holidays in the Basque Country.

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    …(Basque Country) Each summer sees the Vitoria Jazz Festival and the San Sebastián Music Fortnight - two vital cultural events in Spain. These are amongst Europe's most important international music festivals for their hi…

  • Roman towns in Spain: a journey to the past.

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    …Learn about life in Spain during the Roman Empire by visiting the Roman towns. There are numerous archaeological sites throughout the country. All you have to do is choose an area. Go back to the times of the gladiators …

  • Visit the Mediterranean as it was in 16th-century Ibiza.

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    …Ibiza. (Balearic Islands) Every Saturday in Ibiza, visitors have the chance to experience life as it was lived in this Mediterranean city in the 16th century, through these dramatised tours of the historic centre of Dalt…

  • August fiestas in the Basque Country.

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    …(Basque Country) The good weather is here and the main cities in the Basque Country are holding festivals in August: "Semana Grande" Festival in Bilbao and San Sebastián, and the Festivities of the Virgen Blanca in Vitor…

  • Benicàssim to the rhythm of FIB.

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    …Benicasim. Castellón-Castelló. (Region of Valencia) Music, exhibitions, competitions, fun, sun, sand... FIn July, Benicàssim, on the Castellón coast, becomes one of Spain and Europe's most lively venues thanks to FIB: th…

  • From Greece to Rome: the ruins of Empúries, on the Costa Brava.

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    …Girona. (Catalonia) In Catalonia, northern Spain, a place awaits you where history and nature come together in equal parts. Discover the ruins of Empúries, in the heart of the Costa Brava, and admire part of the legacy l…

  • Romanesque art in Galicia.

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    …(Galicia) World you like to take a trip back to times of kings and feudal lords, of monasteries and ancient stone churches? Back to a fascinating world of strange religious symbols, surrounded by a halo of mystery? You w…

  • International Museum Day in Spain.

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    …Museums are in party mood throughout the month of May. 18 May marks International Museum Day, and Museums Night –an original initiative featuring thousands of cultural institutions all over around Europe– usually takes p…

  • Spain: music for everyone in the summer.

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    …You can surely think of many reasons to visit Spain on your holidays, but did the thought of music cross your mind? Our country is pleasing to all the senses, and also to the ear. If you visit in the summer, you can enjo…

  • Film festivals in Spain.

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    …  Famous actors, glamour and, above all, great films. Every year there are a range of international film festivals held in Spain where you can enjoy the best new films before they go on general release. Some, like the Sa…

  • Mérida Theatre Festival: a date with the classics.

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    …Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Summer after summer, the works of the great Greco-Latin authors come to Spain at the Mérida Classical Theatre Festival. The city’s spectacular Roman Theatre, which has the UNESCO World Heri…

  • The Ortigueira festival: experience music and nature to the full.

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    …Ortigueira. A Coruña. (Galicia) You’ll find all the fun and the great atmosphere you want from an outdoor music festival at the Ortigueira Celtic Festival in Spain. You can get an idea of the size of the event by the fac…

  • Open-air Theatre Festivals.

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    …In Spain, towns, gardens and historic locations undergo a summer transformation. They are decked out to host their annual theatre festivals, including some of Europe's most important programmes. This is the chance to enj…

  • Ibiza: on the trail of the Phoenicians.

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    …Ibiza. (Balearic Islands) Come and discover an extraordinary place surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands and is synonymous with sun, sand and fun, but also with art and culture. This i…

  • The Sagrada Familia Church, universal symbol of Barcelona.

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    …Barcelona. (Catalonia) Discover an unparalleled architectural gem, a unique creation that has become Barcelona's most universal symbol. Come and get to know the Sagrada Familia, the pinnacle of Antoni Gaudi's creation, a…

  • San Millán de la Cogolla: the birthplace of the Spanish language.

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    …San Millán de la Cogolla. La Rioja. Would you like to get to know the birthplace of the Spanish language? This is San Millán de la Cogolla, declared a World Heritage site for artistic, literary and, of course, linguistic…

  • A stroll around Madrid's Royal Palace.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) Few European royal residences conserve decorative elements like those of the Royal Palace in Madrid. Its majestic rooms are home to major artistic treasures and continue to bear witness to histori…

  • A fascinating journey into the heart of Cantabria: from El Soplao to Altamira.

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    …(Cantabria) Beneath its beautiful mountains and meadows, Cantabria hides a priceless underground treasure. It is a mysterious world of extreme beauty, packed with fanciful shapes, faint lights and shadows, and resonating…

  • Travel back to the Middle Ages with the Castles of La Mancha.

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    …(Castilla-La Mancha) Here we suggest a journey into the Middle Ages in the land of famous knight Don Quixote. Castile-La Mancha is in inland Spain, and is the ideal place to travel back in time and discover castles that …

  • Come to Numancia, a city of legend.

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    …Soria. (Castilla y Leon) A visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Numancia is just one of the many options that await you in the province of Soria, northern Spain. As you wander among age-old stones, and admire stunni…

  • Motorcycle racing: enjoy the World Championship in Spain.

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    …Spain is a top destination for fans of motorcycle racing. Not only for the huge following to be found here, but also because it is the only country to host four World Championship races. Book your dates now and come and …

  • Cáceres, walled splendour.

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    …Cáceres. (Extremadura) In the heart of Extremadura you will find an unforgettable place: Cáceres. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within its defensive walls you will find priceless treasures, with squares, pal…

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