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The Alcazar of Segovia is an imposing medieval fortress turned royal palace.
The Roman town of Baelo Claudia in Spain is a well-preserved ancient city which sits on the Andalusian coast, providing a beautiful backdrop to these ancient remains.
El Escorial is an impressive sixteenth century royal complex built under the orders of King Philip II of Spain. UNESCO listed.
Belchite contains the ghostly remains of a town destroyed during the Spanish Civil War.
La Sagrada Família is an iconic church in Barcelona with UNESCO status. It is the final resting place of Antoni Gaudi.
The Lugo Roman Walls have been described by UNESCO as "the finest surviving example of late Roman military fortifications", a title they truly deserve.
The Royal Palace of Madrid was built in the eighteenth century and was the home of the Spanish royal family until 1931.
The Alcazar of Toledo in Spain is a fortress dating back to the third century AD.
The Merida Roman Theatre is a well-preserved first century BC structure and a UNESCO site.
The Alhambra in Granada, Spain was a fortified palace complex of the Nasrid Dynasty conquered by the Christians.
Albuera Battlefield was the site of one of the battles of the Peninsula War in 1811.
The Alcazaba Fortress in Merida was a defensive structure built in the middle of the ninth century.
The Alcazaba (from the Arabic al-qasbah, meaning "citadel") is a palatial fortification built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th C in MÃ¡laga, Spain.
The Alcudia City Walls were built following the Spanish conquest of Majorca in the fourteenth century.
The Arch of the star is the main wall gate of the old town of Caceres in Spain.
Badajoz Fortress is a 12th century fortification captured by the British during the Peninsula War.
The Banys Arabs in Palma are one of the sole surviving examples of Islamic architecture in Majorca.
Barcelona Cathedral is a gothic cathedral dating back over five hundred years.
Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados is a 17th century church built in a Baroque style.
Basilica Vega del Mar was a Paleo-Christian basilica in Marbella with a history dating back to the fourth century AD.
The ultimate symbol of Caceres, the Torre de Bujaco is a tower along the Almohad walls of CÃ¡ceres connected with a small bridge.
The Burgos Cathedral - one of the most beautiful in Spain - is of majestic proportions and contains splendid collection of religious works of art. In the centre of the transept, we can find the Cid sepulchre.
Carranque Archaeological Park contains a series of Ancient Roman ruins built in the fourth century AD.
Casa de Colon is a museum of the history of the Canary Islands, particularly as relates to Christopher Columbus and the Americas.
The Casa de las Conchas (house of shells) is a historical building from the late 15th century of Gothic facture with Renaissance and Mudejar elements, known as Isabelline art.
A mine build at the beginning of the 14th century previously used in Moorish times as the only source of water for the town.
The Casa-Museo Federico Garcia Lorca is dedicated to the life of Spanish poet, playwright and writer Federico Garcia Lorca. It is housed in the Huerta de San Vicente, the summer house of the Garcia Lorca family.
Castell de Bellver is a striking fourteenth century citadel near Palma in Majorca.
Castillo de San Andres is the pretty ruin of an eighteenth, perhaps seventeenth, century fortification in Tenerife.
Castillo de San Jose is a dramatic cliff-top eighteenth century fort built to protect Lanzarote’s main port from pirate attacks.
Catedral de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a pretty sixteenth century cathedral.
Catedral de San Cristobal de La Laguna is an early twentieth century Neoclassical cathedral.
Catedral de Toledo is a thirteenth century cathedral in Spain.
The Centre d’Interpretació 115 Dies in Corbera d’Ebre is a museum dedicated to the bloody Battle of the Ebro in the Spanish Civil War.
Circo Romano de Toledo is a site which houses the ruins of a Roman circus in Toledo, Spain.
Ducal Palace is a 17th century fortress in Lerma, built in the 17th century by its Duke, a favourite of Phillip III.
El Miguelete is an iconic gothic bell tower built in 1381 and joined onto Valencia Cathedral in the 15th century.
The ruins of a Roman military camp built on the remains of a bustling Greek city, Empuries is the only archaeological site on the Iberian Peninsula that boasts such an ancient history.
Fort Conception is a seventeenth century Spanish fort which served as a British base during the Peninsular War.
The Galdar Archaeological Site houses the best preserved remains of the prehistoric inhabitants of the Canary Islands.
The General Archive of the Spanish Civil War (Archivo General de la Guerra Civil EspaÃ±ola) is a specialist archive related to the Spanish Civil War located in Salamanca.
Located within the ForÃ§a Vella, the Jewish Quarter consists of a labyrinth of narrow streets and patios that have maintained their medieval atmosphere.
Romanesque structure imitating Medieval Muslim baths. Its existence has been documented from the 12th century.
Cathedral built between the 11th and 18th centuries, it includes a series of walls and spaces in different styles, from Romanesque to the baroque faÃ§ade and steps.
The Guadalmina Roman Baths are the ruins of a Roman baths complex in Marbella.
Guadiana Bridge in Merida was one of the largest bridges built by the Roman Empire.
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion is an 18th century church with a history dating back to the 16th century.
Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman is a church dating mostly to the seventeenth century.
The La Almudaina Royal Palace in Palma was a Muslim citadel turned into a Majorcan palace.
The Giralda is a former minaret that was converted to a bell tower for the Cathedral of Seville which was registered in 1987 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
La Olmeda Roman Villa is a well-preserved fourth century AD Roman home in Palencia in Spain.
The Convento de las DueÃ±as is a Dominican convent located in the city of Salamanca.
Lugo Cathedral was mainly built from 1129 to 1273 and added to over the centuries.
The Lugo Roman Baths were built in approximately 15BC, around the time when the city was founded and remain well-preserved.
Known as La Manquita (the One-Armed One), the cathedral of the EncarnaciÃ³n of MÃ¡laga erected in the first half of the 16th C. is one of the town's most important monuments and landmark.
MÃ¡laga's Roman Theatre - dating to the 1st century BC - lies at the foot of the Alcazaba fortress in the historical center of Malaga, Spain.
The Marbella Castle Walls were once part of an impressive Moorish citadel built in the tenth century.
Merida Amphitheatre is an Ancient Roman ruin and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Merida Roman Circus was an Ancient Roman chariot racing arena which remains well preserved.
Mithraeum House is a Roman villa which is part of the Roman archaeological ensemble of MÃ©rida, Spain.
The Monasterio de Piedra is a monastery located in Zaragoza, Spain. The building was constructed between 1195 and 1218, and is surrounded by acres of spectacular parkland.
Monestir de Pedralbes is a fourteenth century church and a museum.
Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat, in Monistrol de Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat.
Murcia Cathedral is a picturesque Roman Catholic cathedral in Spain dating back to the 14th century.
UNESCO cultural site, the fortified old town of Caceres - also known as the city of storks and scene of conquest and reconquest between the Muslims and the Christians (12th century) - is still almost entirely surrounded by the walls and towers built by the Muslims around 1184.
A palace built by the GolfÃn family after the Spanish Reconquest located in CÃ¡ceres, and was used as the residence of the Catholic Monarchs on their visits to this historic city.
Palacio del Infantado is a fifteenth century palace in Guadalajara built by the Mendoza family.
The Pablo Picasso Foundation Museum showcases original works by Pablo Picasso in its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The museum occupies the first floor of the building where the painter was born.
Pollentia is an Ancient Roman site in Alcudia in Majorca.
Puente de Alcantara is a Roman bridge crossing the Tagus River in Spain.
Gate built in the 13th century by the Knights Hospitaller as an entry point into the city of Toledo.
Refugi 307 was one of thousands of bomb shelters built in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War.
The Rio Verde Roman Villa was a first to second century Roman home in Marbella.
The Roman Necropolis of Barcelona contains 95 Ancient Roman tombs.
Sagunto Castle was a large Moorish citadel, the impressive remains of which overlook the modern town.
The Sagunto Roman Theatre dates back to the first century, when it was built into the side of a mountain.
The Salamanca Battlefield was the site of a major victory by the Duke of Wellington in 1812 during the Peninsular Wars.
Roman bridge part of the Roman paved road of the Plata. Several hypothesis date it at Augustus, Vespasian or Trajan ages.
Santa Eulalia Basilica was an Ancient Roman church, the remains of which are located in Merida.
Santa MarÃa la Blanca ("Saint Mary the White") originally known as the Ibn Shushan Synagogue is a museum and former synagogue in Toledo, Spain. It is disputably considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing.
Eglesia de Santa Maria del Mar is a fourteenth century church in Barcelona and an excellent example of Catalan-Gothic architecture.
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain is home to the relics of Saint James and a place of pilgrimage for centuries.
Santiago del Arrabal is a church in Toledo, Spain, built in 1245-48, at the orders of Sancho II, on the site of an older church and a mosque that is known to been used since 1125.
The Segovia Aqueduct is one of the best preserved Roman structures in Spain. UNESCO listed.
Segovia Cathedral is an impressive gothic structure in the Old Town of Segovia.
Graveyard of the Jewish Quarter of Segovia located all over a hill known as â€œel Pinarilloâ€. Human-shaped graves and funerary mounds carved in stones have been preserved until the present day.
The old main synagogue is a religious building in Segovia, Spain, dating back to the 14th century and converted into a church in 1410.
The Serranos Towers are a duo of medieval defensive towers which once formed part of Valencia’s fortifications.
Seville Cathedral is the third largest cathedral in the world, a World Heritage site and the resting place of Christopher Columbus.
The Spanish National Museum of Archaeology displays historical artefacts from throughout the country’s history as well as from around the world.
The Talavera Battlefield Monument commemorates the first major victory won by the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War.
Tarragona Amphitheatre is a second century AD construction would once have played host to gladiatorial battles.
The Pont de les Ferreres, also known as Pont del Diable is a Roman bridge, part of the Roman aqueduct built to supply water to the ancient city of TÃ¡rraco, today Tarragona. The aqueduct bridge is located 4 kilometers north of the city.
Tarragona Roman Circus was built in the first century AD and is one of the best preserved Roman sites in this Spanish city.
The Tarragona Roman Forum houses the ruins of what was the central square of the Ancient Roman city of Tarraco.
The Temple of Augustus is a first century Ancient Roman ruin hidden in Barcelona’s back streets.
The Temple of Diana is a very well-preserved UNESCO-listed Ancient Roman temple in Merida.
The Tenerife Archaeological Museum contains archaeological finds from around the Canary Islands.
The Alcala Gate is an iconic eighteenth century triumphal arch in Madrid constructed under King Charles III of Spain.
The Cibeles Fountain is an iconic monument in Madrid which was built under the orders of King Charles III.
The Debod Temple is an Ancient Egyptian temple in Madrid gifted to Spain in the 1960s.
The House of Robert Graves in Mallorca is a small museum dedicated to the life of this famous author and poet.
The Los Milagros Aqueduct in Merida supplied water to the Ancient Roman city of Augusta Emerita.
The Plaza de toros de Ronda is the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain. It was built in 1784 in the Neoclassical style by JosÃ© Martin de Aldehuela, who also designed the Puente Nuevo.
The Toledo Sephardic Museum is dedicated to the history, culture and legacy of the city’s Jewish population.
Tordesillas was the location of the imprisonment of Juana of Castil (Juana la Loca)
The Trajan Arch of Merida is a UNESCO listed Ancient Roman granite gateway.
The University of Salamanca is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations. Its library holds about 906,000 volumes. The most notable students are Miguel de Cervantes and Aristides Royo, President of Panama.
Valencia Cathedral was begun in the 13th century and boasts an eclectic range of styles including Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque.