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Historic sites in Spain

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If you’re looking to explore historic sites in Spain then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of historic sites in Spain and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the historic sites of Spain you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of Spanish historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other historic sites in Spain, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Historical sites in Spain : Editor's Picks

  • Alcazar of Segovia 1. Alcazar of Segovia
    The Alcazar of Segovia is an imposing medieval fortress turned royal palace.
    Photo by Alaskan Dude (cc)

  • Baelo Claudia 2. Baelo Claudia
    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.
    Photo by Photo Javi (cc)

  • El Escorial 3. El Escorial
    El Escorial is an impressive sixteenth century royal complex built under the orders of King Philip II of Spain. UNESCO listed.
    Photo by armk (cc)

  • Belchite 4. Belchite
    Belchite contains the ghostly remains of a town destroyed during the Spanish Civil War.
    Photo by kurtxio (cc)

  • La Sagrada Familia 5. La Sagrada Familia
    La Sagrada Família is an iconic church in Barcelona with UNESCO status. It is the final resting place of Antoni Gaudi.
    Photo by PhyreWorX (cc)

  • Lugo Roman Walls 6. Lugo Roman Walls
    The Lugo Roman Walls have been described by UNESCO as "the finest surviving example of late Roman military fortifications", a title they truly deserve.
    Photo by hermenpaca (cc)

  • Royal Palace of Madrid 7. Royal Palace of Madrid
    The Royal Palace of Madrid was built in the eighteenth century and was the home of the Spanish royal family until 1931.
    Photo by Destination Europe (cc)

  • Alcazar of Toledo 8. Alcazar of Toledo
    The Alcazar of Toledo in Spain is a fortress dating back to the third century AD.
    Photo by eschipul (cc)

  • Merida Roman Theatre 9. Merida Roman Theatre
    The Merida Roman Theatre is a well-preserved first century BC structure and a UNESCO site.
    Photo by Tomas Fano (cc)

  • Alhambra 10. Alhambra
    The Alhambra in Granada, Spain was a fortified palace complex of the Nasrid Dynasty conquered by the Christians.

  • Palma Cathedral 11. Palma Cathedral
    Palma Cathedral is a vast and imposing Gothic cathedral in the capital of Majorca.
    Photo by goro (cc)

Historical sites in Spain: Site Index

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