Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí World Heritage Site, Spain

From the World Heritage inscription for the Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí: The churches of the Vall de Boí are an especially pure and consistent example of Romanesque art in a virtually untouched rural setting. The group of churches is a remarkable example of an important constructional style in human history, like …

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San Cristobal de La Laguna

San Cristobal de La Laguna UNESCO World Heritage Site, Spain

From the World Heritage inscription for San Cristóbal de La Laguna: The historic ensemble of San Cristóbal de La Laguna has outstanding universal value is an urban design that represents the concept of the ‘town-territory’ as the first example of an unfortified town laid out and built according to a complete plan based on navigation, …

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Visiting Teide National Park

Teide National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Spain

Mount Teide is the highest point in all of Spain and it sits at the center of Teide National Park on Tenerife in Spain’s fascinating Canary Islands. The park itself is a giant caldera with geologically-recent lava flows from the Teide volcano, and a desert-like environment stretching far into the distance where ever you look. …

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Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Ubeda and Baeza

Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Ubeda and Baeza

From the World Heritage inscription for the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza: The examples of architectural and urban design in Úbeda and Baeza were instrumental in introducing to Spain of Italian Renaissance design criteria but had their origins in the Islamic period. The exceptional feature of this cities lies on the fact that …

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Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada: Unique artistic creations, the Alhambra and the Generalife of Granada bear exceptional testimony to Muslim Spain of the 16th century. They form an exceptional example of royal Arab residences of the medieval period: neither destroyed nor changed by the alterations of radical restorations, the …

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Historic Center of Cordoba

Historic Center of Cordoba - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Historic Center of Cordoba World Heritage inscription for the Historic Center of Cordoba: Cordoba’s period of greatest glory began in the 8th century after the Moorish conquest, when some 300 mosques and innumerable palaces and public buildings were built to rival the splendors of Constantinople, Damascus, and Baghdad. In the 13th century, under …

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Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

From the Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville World Heritage inscription for the Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville: Together, the Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias as a series, form a remarkable monumental complex in the heart of Seville. They perfectly epitomize the Spanish “Golden Age”, incorporating vestiges of Islamic …

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The Old Town of Cáceres

The Old Town of Cáceres UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Old Town of Cáceres World Heritage inscription: The Old Town of Cáceres is an urban ensemble of 9 hectares surrounded by a wall of 1,174m, located in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Cáceres has been a trade route city and a political center of the local …

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