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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  • 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 …

  • 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.

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    …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 …

  • Roman Temple to Diana. Mérida.

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    …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…

  • Royal Monastery of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Guadalupe.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Su Majestad Juan Carlos I, s/n. 10140. Guadalupe. Cáceres. (Extremadura) E-mail: rmsmguadalupe@planalfa.es. www.monasterioguadalupe.com. An outstanding monument. The building stands on the site where the Virgin Mar…

  • 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…

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