Paintings in the vault of the main stairway of the El Escorial Monastery

Art and culture

Spain's cultural richness is unique, brilliant and diverse. A luxury for the senses! Where to begin? In Spain you'll find unique monuments, as well as outstanding museums and masterpieces of universal art. You can stroll around cities that will transport you back to past times, and choose from an exciting array of cultural events... Make a note.


Velázquez, Goya, Miró, Dalí, Picasso… and also El Greco, Tintoretto, Monet, Van Gogh, Kandinsky… In Spain's over 1,500 museums you'll find masterpieces by great artists known all over the world. From all periods, and in a whole range of different styles. But it's not all about painting: there are also science museums, archaeological museums, maritime museums…


Spain's architectural and artistic heritage is one of the most important in the world. Cathedrals, monasteries, castles, palaces… There's so much to see and enjoy. Would you like a few examples? The Alhambra in Granada, the Great Mosque in Cordoba, the aqueduct in Segovia, Gaudí's Sagrada Familia cathedral, the Altamira caves, Mudéjar architecture…


Spain is the country with the third largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The list features everything from cave art to the historic quarters of modern towns, and includes nature reserves, gardens and monuments. Each one is completely unique and exceptional, and deserves to be conserved for future generations.


Areas for strolling, relaxing, or for simply enjoying being outdoors. Spain's historic gardens are broad green spaces where you can experience the joys of nature right in the heart of the city. Many of them are also home to monuments, artworks and cultural centres.

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