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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  • "Castells".

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …(Catalonia) The "castells" (human castles) have been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. They are a very popular and spectacular event, typical of Catalan culture, in which impressive…

  • Tarragona.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Tarragona. (Catalonia) On the shores of the Mediterranean, right on the Costa Daurada, former Roman Tarraco offers us an important legacy of monuments amid extensive beaches. Its archaeological remains, forming a World H…

  • La Patum de Berga Fiesta. Berga.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    …Berga. Barcelona. (Catalonia) http://www.lapatum.cat/. The fiesta of La Patum de Berga in Catalonia has been declared Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The fiesta coincides with Corpu…

  • Casa Batlló. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Passeig de Gràcia, 43. 08007. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: info@casabatllo.cat. www.casabatllo.es. One of the jewels of Art Nouveau, created when the Batlló family commissioned Gaudí to remodel an existing house. It wa…

  • Casa Vicens House. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle de les Carolines, 18-24. 08012. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: info@casavicens.org. http://casavicens.org/. The first work by Gaudí on his own. This house exhibits the architectural concept of Gaudí that is repeate…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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