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Ten cultural gems only to be found in Spain

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There are all sorts of ways to travel, but on this trip through 10 fascinating places – most of them Cultural Heritage Cities – you’ll learn a lot about Spanish culture. Take note of all of them!

  • 1. Segovia

    As you stroll around the streets of this city, you will take a trip back in time. Here you will find Roman, medieval, Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture. The best known is the aqueduct, which dates back to Roman times.

  • View of the old town of the city of Cáceres, Extremadura

    2. Cáceres

    The old quarter is stunning. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets and alleys with its unique architecture. A clear medieval, Renaissance, Jewish and Roman legacy. 

  • 3. Alcalá de Henares

    A university city, and the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. The whole world was inspired by the city’s construction model – for both religious and academic reasons. 

  • View of the Roman Wall and the Cathedral of the Saviour in Ávila, Castile and Leon

    4. Ávila

    The city walls surrounding Ávila are some of the best preserved in Europe. Walk through its gates and enjoy a peaceful stroll through a delightful medieval city. 

  • Gaudí

    5. Barcelona

    After a short urban tour, you will discover that this city (the only one on this list that isn’t listed as a World Heritage City) is a tribute to the Catalan Modernism that was led by Antoni Gaudí himself. A visit to the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia or La Pedrera is an essential part of your visit. 

  • 6. Cordoba

    Discover the Mosque that stands in the heart of the city and travel back twenty centuries in time. 

  • View of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Galicia

    7. Santiago de Compostela

    This is a place of maximum importance for pilgrims, as it is the final destination at the end of the Way of St James. The incredible cathedral really will take your breath away.

  • View of the historic San Cristóbal de La Laguna quarter in Tenerife, Canary Islands

    8. San Cristóbal de la Laguna

    This municipality is located on Tenerife (in the Canary Islands) and is a clear example of a colonial city with no city walls. A place to be enjoyed all year round, thanks to its mild climate. 

  • 9. Salamanca

    Here you will find the University of Salamanca, founded in the 12th century. Its historical complex – and in effect the whole of the city – are examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture. 

  • General view of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

    10. Toledo

    Arabs, Jews and Christians have all left their mark on this old walled city, contributing to Toledo as we know it today. El Greco lived here more than four centuries ago, and the city houses many of his works.

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