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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  • Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Don Juan de Borbón y Battemberg, s/n. 28200. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. (Madrid Region) E-mail: secretaria.escorial@patrimonionacional.es. Symbol of the Spanish Golden Age. The Monastery of El Escorial was…

  • University of Alcalá de Henares, or College of San Ildefonso. Alcalá de Henares.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza De San Diego, s/n. 28801. Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. (Madrid Region) E-mail: visitas.guiadas@uah.es. http://visitasalcala.es/. The birthplace of Cervantes. It was created by Cardinal Cisneros and given the name of …

  • Abrigo del Milano. Prehistoric site. Mula.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …30170. Mula. Murcia. (Region of Murcia) E-mail: turismo@aytomula.es. http://www.abrigodelmilano.es. Archaeological site of El Milano. A World Heritage Site. These cave paintings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site…

  • Siega Verde Cave Painting Site. Castillejo de Martín Viejo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Siega Verde. Castillejo de Martín Viejo. Salamanca. (Castilla y Leon) Tel.: +34 902910009 | +34 653781071 | E-mail: visitas@siegaverde.es. www.siegaverde.es . It is part of the most important open-air Palaeolithic cave a…

  • Real Alcázar Palace of Seville. Seville.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Patio de Banderas, s/n. 41004. Sevilla. (Andalusia) E-mail: actividades@patronato-alcazarsevilla.es. www.alcazarsevilla.org. Setting for the wedding between Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. The Real Alcázar in Seville…

  • Cabra Feixet. Perelló, El.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera a 6 kms. de El Perelló. 43519. Perelló, El. Tarragona. (Catalonia) Shelter paintings of Cabra Feixet. They have been declared World Heritage sites. Cave painting sites have been declared World Heritage sites by…

  • Roman Forum. Tarragona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Lérida s/n. 43001. Tarragona. (Catalonia) E-mail: mht@tarragona.cat. http://museuhistoria.tarragona.cat. This monumental site consists of a rectangular ";square"; or plaza. In this square we find shops and establis…

  • Prado del Navazo Shelter. Albarracín.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera dirección a Bezas a 4 kms. de Albarracín. 44100. Albarracín. Teruel. (Aragón) E-mail: infoturismo@comarcadelasierradealbarracin.es. patrimonioculturaldearagon.es/bienes-culturales/abrigo-prado-del-navazo-albarr…

  • Santa María de Mediavilla Cathedral. Teruel.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de la Catedral s/n. 44001. Teruel. (Aragón) www.patrimonioculturaldearagon.es/bienes-culturales/catedral-santa-maria-de-mediavilla-teruel. Islamic influence in Teruel. The tower, the roof and the dome all form part…

  • Church and tower of San Pedro. Teruel.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Matías Abad, s/n. 44001. Teruel. (Aragón) E-mail: fundacion@amantesdeteruel.es. www.amantesdeteruel.es. The cathedral’s little sister. The style of the tower is similar to that of the cathedral, although it is smal…

  • San Martín Church and Tower. Teruel.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Pérez Prado, s/n. 44001. Teruel. (Aragón) E-mail: turismo@teruel.net. http://www.patrimonioculturaldearagon.es/bienes-culturales/torre-de-san-martin-teruel. The way into the city. San Martin church already existed …

  • La Araña Caves (Cave II).. Bicorp.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …46825. Bicorp. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: info@ecomuseodebicorp.com. comunitatvalenciana.com/. Scenes depicted at the Araña Caves. La Araña Cave, in Bicorp, is outstanding for its prehistoric rock ar…

  • Collegiate Church of Santa María. Calatayud.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Santa María. Calatayud. Zaragoza. (Aragón) E-mail: oficinaturismo@calatayud.net. http://www.turismodezaragoza.es. One of the most important works of architecture in the Aragonese Mudéjar style. This church combi…

  • San Lázaro aqueduct. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Juan Carlos I, n. 1. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: promocion@turismomerida.org. www.turismomerida.org/. One of the three aqueducts which supplied water to Roman Mérida. The only elements remaining a…

  • Santo Tomás Royal Monastery. Ávila.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Granada, 1. 05003. Ávila. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: avila.vre@dominicos.org. www.monasteriosantotomas.com. It was built towards the end of the fifteenth century. It has three beautiful cloisters. It was built to…

  • Los Milagros Aqueduct. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida Vía de la Plata, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: info@turismomerida.org. http://www.turismomerida.org. A spectacular aqueduct. This aqueduct was built following the height of the terrain and us…

  • Roman circus in Mérida. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto arqueológico. Avda. Juan Carlos I. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://turismomerida.org/que-ver/circo-romano/. The centre of the Roman chariot races. It was used for chariot races and –according to an i…

  • Colonia Güell Crypt. Santa Coloma de Cervelló.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Colònia Güell. Claudi Güell, s/n. 08690. Santa Coloma de Cervelló. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: coloniaguell@adleisure.com. http://www.gaudicoloniaguell.org. The church with twisted columns. This monument blends in per…

  • Güell Palace. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Nou de la Rambla 3-5. 08001. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: palauguell@diba.cat. www.palauguell.cat. The small palace. Gaudí was commissioned with the work of constructing the palace on a site measuring 18 x 12 met…

  • 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 …

  • Great Mosque of Cordoba. Córdoba.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Cardenal Herrero 1. 14003. Córdoba. Cordoba. (Andalusia) Tel.: +34 957470512 | +34 957479170 | E-mail: informacion@cabildocatedraldecordoba.es. mezquita-catedraldecordoba.es. The mosque-cathedral. The Great Mosque …

  • La Peña del Escrito Rock Shelter. Villar del Humo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …16370. Villar del Humo. Cuenca. (Castilla-La Mancha) E-mail: villaturcuenca@gmail.com. http://www.villaturcuenca.com/. Cave paintings in Villar del Humo. Villar del Humo is the most westerly point in the Mediterranean Ba…

  • The Generalife. Granada.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Paseo del Generalife, s/n. 18009. Granada. (Andalusia) www.alhambra-patronato.es. The Royal Orchard. This was the country residence of the sultan, the orchard which provided the palaces with food supplies, and a recreati…

  • Santo Domingo Church. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …C/ General Balanzat, 6. Zona Dalt Vila. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) E-mail: info@ibiza.travel. www.eivissa.es. Baroque church. The church, which was built at the same time as the convent, is primarily Baroque in s…

  • Ibiza Castle. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de la Catedral, s/n. Zona Castillo. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) http://www.ibiza.es. Military barracks. The Almudaina, now adjoined to the Castle, was originally the administrative and military headquarters …

  • Ibiza Town Hall/Santo Domingo Convent. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de España 1. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) www.eivissa.es. The Town Hall. The Town Hall is located in the refectory of the old Dominican convent. The Town Hall today occupies part of an old Dominican convent b…

  • Ibiza Cathedral. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de la Catedral s/n. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) www.eivissa.es. Dedicated to the Virgen De Las Nieves. The cathedral was originally in Gothic style, although it moved towards the Baroque in subsequent modifi…

  • Dalt Vila defensive walls. Ibiza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona Dalt Vila. 07800. Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) www.eivissa.es. The walled town. The walls mark the perimeter of the oldest part of the town. The old walls of the town, built in the 16th century to protect it from the…

  • Las Médulas. Carucedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona vertiente noroeste de los Montes Aquilinos. 24442. Carucedo. León. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: grcortazar@fundacionlasmedulas.info. http://www.fundacionlasmedulas.info/. Ancient mines. Open-cut mines dating from the R…

  • Santa Eulalia Church in Erill la Vall. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25528. Erill-La-Vall. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) http://www.centreromanic.com/. Santa Eulalia Church in Erill la Vall is one of the Romanesque churches of the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Heritag…

  • Church of San Juan de Boí. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25528. Boi. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. www.centreromanic.com. San Juan de Boí is one of the Romanesque churches in the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Heritage des…

  • San Clemente de Taüll Church. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25527. Barruera. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) www.centreromanic.com. Vall de Boí Romanesque. San Clemente de Taüll is one of the Romanesque churches in the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Heritage des…

  • Nativitat de la Mare de Déu Church. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25527. Durro. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. http://www.centreromanic.com/ca/esglesia/nativitat-de-durro. La Nativitat de la Mare de Deu is one of the Romanesque churches in the B…

  • Church of San Quirce de Durro. Vall de Boí, La.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …25527. Durro. Vall de Boí, La. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: centreromanic@vallboi.com. www.centreromanic.com. Santa Quirce de Durro is one of the Romanesque churches in the Boí Valley, which received the UNESCO World Heri…

  • Vilasos or els Vilars Cave. Os de Balaguer.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera C12. Zona Afores, s/n. 25610. Os de Balaguer. Lleida. (Catalonia) E-mail: ajuntament@osbalaguer.ddl.net. http://patrimoni.gencat.cat/es/coleccion/cueva-de-els-vilars. Noguera cave paintings. Cave painting sites…

  • Lugo city walls. Lugo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Centro de Interpretación de la Muralla. Praza do Campo, 11. 27001. Lugo. (Galicia) http://www.lugo.es . Seventeen centuries of city walls. The city wall was part of a defensive complex comprising a moat, wall and an inte…

  • Dolmens in Antequera. Archaeological Site. Antequera.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Carretera de Málaga, 5. Tholos de El Romeral: Carretera A-7283. 29200. Antequera. Malaga. (Andalusia) Tel.: +34 952 712 206 | +34 952 712 207 | E-mail: visitasdolmenesdeantequera.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es. www.museosdeand…

  • Cañaíca del Calar. Rock painting site. Moratalla.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calar de la Santa. 30440. Moratalla. Murcia. (Region of Murcia) Tel.: +34 968730258 | +34 968730208 | E-mail: turismo@ayuntamientomoratalla.net. http://www.murciaturistica.es. Prehistoric rock art in Murcia. A World Heri…

  • Los Grajos gorge. Cieza.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …30530. Cieza. Murcia. (Region of Murcia) E-mail: info@stipaturismo.com. http://www.visitamurcia.com/. The Dance of los Grajos. Los Grajos Gorge is home to works from the post-Palaeolithic era, in what is known as the Lev…

  • Yuso Monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla. San Millán de la Cogolla.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Monasterio de San Millán. Yuso. Agustinos Recoletos. 26326. San Millán de la Cogolla. La Rioja. E-mail: info@monasteriodeyuso.org. http://www.monasteriodesanmillan.com/. The library at Yuso is one of the most important i…

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