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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  • 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. …

  • La Foncalada. Oviedo.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …C/ Foncalada. 33002. Oviedo. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) www.turismoviedo.es. World Heritage Site. This is a unique example of a civil construction intended for public use dating from the High Middle Ages. It is…

  • 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…

  • Santo Tomás Royal Monastery. Ávila.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza de Granada, 1. 05003. Ávila. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: avila.vre@dominicos.org. www.monasteriosantotomas.com. It was built towards the end of the fifteenth century. It has three beautiful cloisters. It was built to…

  • 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…

  • Burgos Cathedral. Burgos.

    Art, World Heritage | Monuments, Cultural Heritage

    …Plaza Santa María, s/n. 09003. Burgos. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: info@catedraldeburgos.es. catedraldeburgos.es. One of the finest examples of Spanish Gothic art. This cathedral is outstanding for the elegance and harmony…

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