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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  • 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…

  • 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.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …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 …

  • San Miguel de Lillo 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.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/prerromanico/igle…

  • La Encarnación Monastery. Ávila.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Paseo de la Encarnación, s/n. 05005. Ávila. (Castilla y Leon) http://www.avilaturismo.com. Santa Teresa Convent. The monastery was founded in the sixteenth century. It is known as the place where Santa Teresa spent most …

  • Arab fortress. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Paseo de Roma, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.turismomerida.org/que-ver/alcazaba-arabe. An imposing military complex. In the interior it still conserves remnant…

  • 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…

  • Los Columbarios Funeral Site. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto arqueológico Los Columbarios-Casa de Mitreo. C/ Vía Ensanche, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org. The mausoleum of the Voconios and Julios. The…

  • Roman baths in Alange. Alange.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Baños, 58. 06840. Alange. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: balneario_alange@ctv.es. www.balneariodealange.com. They already existed in the time of Trajan and Adrian, in the 2nd century CE. They are situated at the fo…

  • Trajan's Arch. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona arqueológica. Calle Trajano. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/arcodetrajano. Trajan's Arch. This was a monumental access gateway to the holy space that surroun…

  • Mérida Roman Amphitheatre. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org. The amphitheatre stands. The gladiatorial contests took place on the amphitheatre’s arena. …

  • 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…

  • Roman Theatre in Mérida. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Margarita Xirgu, s/n,. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: informacion@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/. The emblem of Merida's heritage. The theatre’s location was chosen to ensure th…

  • Roman Bridge over the Albarregas River. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Vía de la Plata, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/puenteromanoAlbarregas. The smaller bridge. Built during the Augustus per…

  • Basilica of La Sagrada Familia. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Mallorca 401. 08013. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: informacio@sagradafamilia.org. The great temple of atonement. In 1883 the brilliant architect Gaudí agreed to take on this project, succeeding Francisco de Paula,…

  • Palau de la Música Catalana Auditorium. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Palau de la Música, 4-6. 08003. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: visites@palaumusica.cat. http://www.palaumusica.cat. A modernist building that is one of the city's most emblematic edifices. It was inaugurated in 190…

  • Burgos Cathedral. Burgos.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Santa María, s/n. 09003. Burgos. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: info@catedraldeburgos.es. catedraldeburgos.es. One of the finest examples of Spanish Gothic art. This cathedral is outstanding for the elegance and harmony…

  • Atapuerca archaeological site. Atapuerca.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona Sierra de Atapuerca. 09199. Atapuerca. Burgos. (Castilla y Leon) Tel.: +34 947257067 | +34 947421000 | E-mail: informacion@fundacionatapuerca.es. www.atapuerca.org/. The most important archaeological site in all of …

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Almadén Mines. Almadén.

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

    …Parque Minero de Almadén. C/ Cerco San Teodoro, s/n. 13400. Almadén. Ciudad Real. (Castilla-La Mancha) http://www.parqueminerodealmaden.es/. Almadén Mines, en Ciudad Real, are part of the "Mercury Heritage: Almadén and I…

  • Tower of Hercules. La Coruña.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida de Navarra s/n. 15002. Coruña, A. A Coruña. (Galicia) E-mail: torredehercules@coruna.es. www.torredeherculesacoruna.com. The repose of Hercules. This is one of the oldest Roman lighthouses still in operation in t…

  • The Albaicín Neighbourhood. Granada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Barrio Albaycín. 18009. Granada. (Andalusia) E-mail: informacion@granadatur.com. www.granadatur.com. A neighbourhood full of history. The streets have been home to numerous peoples, which give the neighbourhood its eclec…

  • The Alhambra. Granada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n. 18009. Granada. (Andalusia) The splendour of the Nasrid era. The Alhambra is a beautiful complex of buildings and gardens. Its leafy tree-lined walkways provide pleasant shade and coolness…

  • Altxerri Caves. Aia.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Barrio Ubegun (Centro de Interpretación del Parque de Pagoeta). 20809. Aia. Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) E-mail: iturraran@gipuzkoa.net. turismo.euskadi.eus/es/. Art from the Magdalenian period. Designated World Heritage i…

  • Ses Taules Gateway. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona Dalt Vila. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) http://www.ibiza.travel/es/. The main entrance to the walled enclosure of Ibiza. It is the main entrance to the walled enclosure of the old town of Ibiza. It is situated…

  • Portal Nou Gate. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza del Sol. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) http://www.ibiza.travel/es. Accessing the walled enclosure. It is one of the entrances to the walled enclosure of Dalt Vila. It connects the Reina Sofía park with the Pla…

  • La Cruz Gully. Santiago-Pontones.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera del Nacimiento del Segura km.5, (Santiago-Pontones). 23291. Pontones. Santiago-Pontones. Jaén. (Andalusia) E-mail: spontones@promojaen.es. Cave painting art in Cañada de la Cruz. They have been declared World H…

  • Tabla de Pochico. Aldeaquemada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Camino de la Cimbarra, a 1km. de Aldeaquemada. 23215. Aldeaquemada. Jaén. (Andalusia) E-mail: alcaide64@hotmail.com. www.aldeaquemada.com. Cave painting archaeological site. A UNESCO conference in Kyoto (Japan) in 1998, …

  • Roca dels Moros. Cogul, El.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Camí d’el Cogul a Albagés, km 1. 25152. Cogul, El. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: infomac@gencat.cat. http://www.mac.cat. Discovered over one century ago, the rock paintings found on the walls of this natural shelter are am…

  • Church of Santa María de Taüll. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25527. Barruera. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) www.centreromanic.com. An excellent example of the Catalan Romanesque style. Santa María de Taüll is part of the set of Romanesque churches in Vall de Boí, listed as …

  • Church of Santa María de Còll. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25526. Còll. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. www.centreromanic.com. Santa María de Còll is one of the Romanesque churches in the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Heritag…

  • Santa María de Cardet Church. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25526. Cardet. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. www.centreromanic.com. Santa María de Cardet is one of the Romanesque churches in the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Her…

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