Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Castile and León? From Burgos to Ávila, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! Castile and León is an autonomous community located in northern Spain and its capital is the city of Valladolid. In addition, it’s the sixth most populous region in the country and the largest, encompassing the Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, and Zamora provinces!
The Works of Antoni Gaudí are a set of seven monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984 (Casa Milà, Palau Güell, Park Güell) and 2005 (Casa Batlló, Casa Vicens, Crypt of Colònia Güell, Nativity Façade and Crypt of the Sagrada Familia)! The seven Works of Antoni Gaudí were designed by the Catalan architect in the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. And with the exception of the Crypt of Colònia Güell, all the monuments can be found in the city of Barcelona!
Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Galicia? From Santiago de Compostela to Lugo, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! Galicia is an autonomous community located in northwestern Spain and its capital is the city of Santiago de Compostela. In addition, it’s the fifth most populous region in the country and the seventh largest, encompassing the A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces!
Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Catalonia (in Spanish, Cataluña; and in Catalan, Catalunya)? From Barcelona to Vimbodí i Poblet, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! Catalonia is an autonomous community located in northeastern Spain and its capital is the city of Barcelona. In addition, it’s the second most populous region in the country and the sixth largest, encompassing the Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona provinces!
Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Andalusia (in Spanish, Andalucía)? From Granada to Córdoba, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! Andalusia is an autonomous community located in southern Spain and its capital is the city of Seville. In addition, it’s the most populous region in the country and the second largest, encompassing the Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, and Seville provinces!
The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is a religious temple located in the Barri de La Ribera, in the historic center of Barcelona. In addition, it’s one of the best-known basilicas in the Catalan capital, after the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Built between 1329 and 1384, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the Catalonia region. And if you think the main façade is impressive, wait until you see the grandeur of its interior!
Montjuïc Castle is a military fortress dating from 1640, which was converted into a military prison at the end of the 19th century and then into a military museum in 1963. Installed on top of the Montjuïc mountain in Barcelona, almost 200 meters high, Montjuïc Castle follows the so-called “Vauban style”. This model of fortification was created by the French military architect Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban and stands out for the bastions at the ends – which often form a star!
Madrid is one of the best places to visit in Spain and one of the best cities to visit in Europe. Located in the center of the country, the capital of Spain is a perfect destination for art lovers and collectors of UNESCO Sites! And in this Madrid itinerary, you’ll notice that the city is very dynamic and sophisticated. Besides, Madrid concentrates its main points of interest very close to each other, which makes it one of the few European capitals that can be explored on foot!
The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is one of the most important museums in Spain. Inaugurated in 1963, it became the world’s first Picasso museum and was the only one founded while the artist was alive. Nowadays, the Picasso Museum of Barcelona has more than 4200 works by Pablo Picasso, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, ceramics, and jewelry. And its location in the Ciutat Vella makes the Picasso Museum of Barcelona one of the most visited attractions in the capital of Catalonia!
The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (or Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul) was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and endowed with state-of-the-art medical, technological, and architectural resources. Located in Barcelona, the Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul comprises several independent pavilions, interconnected by a network of underground tunnels and surrounded by green spaces. And after being deactivated in 2009, the former hospital complex became a cultural space!