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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  • 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…

  • "El canto de la Sibila" (Song of the Sybil) in Majorca.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    12/24/2018

    …Majorca. (Balearic Islands) http://www.conselldemallorca.net/. It has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. This tradition (its origin comes from the performances that took place i…

  • 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…

  • 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. Fax.: +34 942840157 | E-mail: comunicacion.maltamira@mecd.es. http://museodealtamira.mcu.es. Important examples of prehistoric rock art. The pain…

  • Casa Milà "La Pedrera" House. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Provença, 261 - 265. 08008. Barcelona. (Catalonia) E-mail: info@lapedrera.com. www.lapedrera.com/es/home. A masterpiece by Gaudí. Everything in this building is curved and undulating. Its originality and the techniques u…

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

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Siega Verde. Castillejo de Martín Viejo. Salamanca. (Castile-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 art …

  • 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…

  • Segovia.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Segovia. (Castile-Leon) Segovia, the old quarter of which, along with its Roman aqueduct, are World Heritage Sites, lies on high ground between the Eresma and Clamores Rivers. In addition to its famous aqueduct, numerous…

  • Basilica of La Sagrada Familia. Barcelona.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Mallorca 401. 08013. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Fax.: +34 934761010 | E-mail: informacio@sagradafamilia.org. The great temple of atonement. In 1883 the brilliant architect Gaudí agreed to take on this project, succeedi…

  • 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…

  • Real Alcázar Palace of Seville. Seville.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Patio de Banderas, s/n. 41004. Sevilla. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 954502068 | E-mail: actividades@patronato-alcazarsevilla.es. www.alcazarsevilla.org. Setting for the wedding between Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. The R…

  • Seville Cathedral. Seville.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avenida de la Constitución, s/n. 41004. Sevilla. (Andalusia) Fax.: +34 954500813 | E-mail: info@catedraldesevilla.es. www.catedraldesevilla.es. The cathedral stands on the site of what was –in the 12th century– the Great…

  • Fallas bonfire festival of San José. Valencia.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    From 03/15/2019 to 03/19/2019

    …Valencia. E-mail: promocionexterior@fallas.com. http://fallas.com/. Valencia welcomes in Spring with the Fallas. During the months proceeding this unique spectacle, a lot of hard work and dedication is put into preparing…

  • Palmeral de Elche palm grove. Elche.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Porta de la Morera, 49. 03203. Elche-Elx. Elche. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) Fax.: +34 965451936 | E-mail: info@visitelche.com. www.visitelche.com. The Palmeral de Elche is the largest palm grove in Europe. Although i…

  • "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…

  • La Pasiega cave. Puente Viesgo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Monte Castillo. 39670. Puente Viesgo. Cantabria. Fax.: +34 942598305 | Prehistoric Paintings. This cave contains the largest number of cave paintings anywhere in the Iberian Peninsula. There are 291 drawings of animals, …

  • Alpera Shelters. Alpera.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Conjunto de abrigos de Alpera. Cerro de El Bosque. 02690. Alpera. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) E-mail: biblioteca@casaculturaalpera.e.telefonica.net . www.alpera.es. Rock paintings in the La Vieja and El Queso caves. Th…

  • 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…

  • Solana de las Covachas Caves. Nerpio.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Parque El Molino, s/n. 02539. Nerpio. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) https://turismonerpio.com/arte-rupestre-nerpio/. Prehistoric rock art in eastern Spain. The Solana de la Covachas system is at the head of La Taibilla R…

  • 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 …

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