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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  • Roman Bridge over the Guadiana River. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Roma s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/puenteromanoGuadiana. The link between Emérita Augusta with Tarragona. It w…

  • Roman Theatre in Mérida. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: informacion@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/. The emblem of Merida's heritage. The theatre’s location was chosen to ensure th…

  • Roman Bridge over the Albarregas River. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Avda. Vía de la Plata, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/romano/romano.htm. The smaller bridge. Built during the Augustus period and i…

  • 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…

  • Casa del Mitreo House. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto arqueológico Los Columbarios-Casa de Mitreo. Calle Oviedo, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/casamitreo. The noble domus. This was a large Roman house b…

  • Arab fortress. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Paseo de Roma, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. http://www.turismomerida.org/que-ver/alcazaba-arabe. An imposing military complex. In the interior it still conserves remnant…

  • Amphitheatre House. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto de la casa del Anfiteatro. Plaza Margarita Xirgu, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/casaanfiteatro. Situated next to the amphitheatre, the remains actua…

  • Los Columbarios Funeral Site. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Recinto arqueológico Los Columbarios-Casa de Mitreo. C/ Vía Ensanche, s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org. The mausoleum of the Voconios and Julios. The…

  • Roman baths in Alange. Alange.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle Baños, 58. 06840. Alange. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: balneario_alange@ctv.es. www.balneariodealange.com. They already existed in the time of Trajan and Adrian, in the 2nd century CE. They are situated at the fo…

  • Trajan's Arch. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Zona arqueológica. Calle Trajano. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/arcodetrajano. Trajan's Arch. This was a monumental access gateway to the holy space that surroun…

  • Mérida Roman Amphitheatre. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n. 06800. Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: visitas@consorciomerida.org. www.consorciomerida.org. The amphitheatre stands. The gladiatorial contests took place on the amphitheatre’s arena. …

  • 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…

  • 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 Temple to Diana. Mérida.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …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…

  • Mérida.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage

    Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Located in the heart of the Silver Route, Mérida is heir to a splendid Roman past. Its theatre, its amphitheatre and its temple dedicated to the goddess Diana make this former capital of Ro…

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