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Ávila (World Heritage)

Ávila is considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Spain. The outstanding building is the 2500 m long, completely preserved city wall from the 11th to 14th centuries with 88 towers and nine city gates. The Gothic cathedral was integrated into the fortification. It is one of the oldest cathedrals in… Read More »

Santiago de Compostela (World Heritage)

The entire old town is a world heritage site. The end of the Camino de Santiago with the monumental cathedral from the 11th to 13th centuries is a Romanesque masterpiece. For over a thousand years, Christians have made pilgrimages to the city to visit the tomb of the apostle James in the cathedral. After Rome… Read More »

Monuments of Oviedo and Asturias (World Heritage)

A strong resistance against the Moorish invaders formed in Asturias. The construction of numerous churches began here in the 8th century with the reconquest of the Moorish areas. The world heritage includes Visigoth, ie pre-Romanesque churches in and around Oviedo. They originated in the 9th and 10th centuries. These include Santa Maria del Naranco, San… Read More »

Segovia Old Town (World Heritage)

The medieval old town has an impressive architectural heritage with 18 Romanesque churches and a magical castle complex. The Roman aqueduct from the 2nd century is a technical masterpiece. The bridge is 730 m long and consists of huge granite blocks that build 118 arches, some of which are two-story. Segovia Old Town: Facts Official… Read More »

Cave Paintings in Northern Spain (World Heritage)

According to commit4fitness, the caves in northern Spain are treasure chests of the cultural history of mankind. The 270 m long Altamira Cave was discovered in 1869 and, together with the 17 other caves, is an impressive testimony to the Paleolithic culture of Europe. They document the environment in the Paleolithic and show the high… Read More »

Works by Antonio Gaudí (World Heritage)

Gaudi’s work has significantly shaped the cityscape of Barcelona, ​​for example with the Park Güell, the Palau Güell or the Casa Milà. The Sagrada Família church is one of his most outstanding works and has long been a symbol of the city. The amalgamation of Arabic and Christian, especially Gothic style features becomes clear. Works… Read More »

Escorial in Madrid (World Heritage)

The El Escorial palace and monastery near Madrid was built by King Philip II from 1563 to 1584. built and is the largest Renaissance building in the world. The monumental building is extremely austere and has around 400 rooms, 16 inner courtyards, 15 cloisters, a basilica and a valuable library. Escorial in Madrid: facts Official… Read More »

Burgos Cathedral (World Heritage)

The cathedral was started in the style of the French Gothic in the 13th century and was not completed until 1539, but was changed and supplemented until the 18th century. The monumental building with its richly decorated facade has two 84 m high towers. Inside is the tomb of El Cid. Burgos was an important… Read More »

Granada (World Heritage)

According to areacodesexplorer, the year 1492 marks the end of the more than seven hundred year history of the Arabs in Spain and the rule of the Nasrid rulers in Granada. The outstanding architectural testimony to the Moorish era is the Alhambra, the former sultan’s palace. The externally simple walls contain the finest Islamic ornamentation,… Read More »

Cordoba (World Heritage)

The pearl of Moorish Spain made history from the 9th century: It was considered a symbol for the coexistence of religions and for the high cultural, artistic and scientific status of that time. After the Reconquista in the 13th century, the Catholic kings of Castile converted the Mezquita of Córdoba into a cathedral. The highlights… Read More »