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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  • Oviedo Cathedral. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Alfonso II El Casto, s/n. 33003. Oviedo. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) E-mail: catedral@catedraldeoviedo.com. http://catedraldeoviedo.com/. A symbol of Spanish Gothic architecture. Oviedo cathedral is mainly…

  • Santa María del Naranco Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Laderas del Monte Naranco a 3 Km. del centro de Oviedo). 33012. Oviedo. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) E-mail: prerromanico@santamariadelnaranco.es. http://www.centroprerromanicoasturiano.com. From palace to temple…

  • Santa Cristina de Lena Church. Lena.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Ayuntamiento de Lena. La Cobertoria. 33630. Pola de Lena. Lena. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) E-mail: contacto@turismoycultura.asturias.es. http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/santa-cristin…

  • San Tirso Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza del Alfonso II el Casto, 4. 33003. Oviedo. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/iglesia-de-san-tirso-el-real. The church of Alfonso II. It is work by the …

  • La Foncalada. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …C/ Foncalada. 33002. Oviedo. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) www.turismoviedo.es. World Heritage Site. This is a unique example of a civil construction intended for public use dating from the High Middle Ages. It is…

  • El Pindal Cave. Ribadedeva.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Autovía A-8, Salida 277, dirección El Peral. N-634, y RD-1. 33590. Pimiango. Ribadedeva. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) http://tematico.asturias.es/cultura/yacimientos/pindal.html. Prehistoric rock art on the shore…

  • Llonín Cave. Peñamellera Alta.

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    …33578. Llonín. Peñamellera Alta. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/arte-rupestre/rupestre-cueva-de-llonin. Some thirty prehistoric engravings and paintings. Designated Wo…

  • Covaciella Cave. Cabrales.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …33555. Cabrales. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/arte-rupestre/rupestre-cueva-de-covaciella. Perfectly conserved, prehistoric rock art. Designated World Heritage in 2008. Disc…

  • Tito Bustillo Cave. Ribadesella.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. de Tito Bustillo, s/n. 33560. Ribadesella. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) E-mail: info@centrotitobustillo.com. http://www.centrotitobustillo.com. Prehistoric paintings of female forms. Set in a group of Palae…

  • San Julián de los Prados Church. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Selgas 2. 33011. Oviedo. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) http://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/iglesia-de-san-julian-de-los-prados. World Heritage. San Julián de los Prados is also known …

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