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World Heritage Sites in Spain

Spain has the second highest number of Unesco World Heritage Sites in the world. This list includes everything about nature, historic buildings, modern cities, gardens and monuments. Each of these heritages is so unique and special that it must be protected. These World Heritage Sites are popular sights in Spain and also give an idea about the culture in Spain.

Some of Spain's World Heritage Sites:

Santiago de Compostela

The city in northwestern Spain is not the only World Heritage Site here. The pilgrimage route to Santiago is also Unesco heritage.

Old city of Salamanca

The city famous for its university is also on the World Heritage List. In the historic center of Salamanca, there is much to admire such as the Cathedral, the University, the Romano Bridge, Ingles de los Dominocos....

Alhambra and Albaicín in Granada

The Alhambra dates back to the Middle Ages. It was the palace and fortress of the Moorish rulers of the Kingdom of Granada in Andalusia. On a hill directly opposite the Alhambra is the "Albaicín" district. This is the old Arab neighborhood of Granada.

Works of Gaudí

The Works of Gaudí include 7 structures designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. 6 of these structures can be visited in Barcelona, and one in Santa Coloma de Cervello. The 7 structures include Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Gaudí's work on the Sagrada Familia, Casa Battló, Cripta Colònia, Güell.

Historic city of Toledo

When staying in Salamanca or Madrid, it is definitely worth visiting one of the oldest cities in Europe. Because of its rich history and culture, the city is on Unesco's World Heritage List.

There is also the Vizcaya Bridge, which is the oldest suspension bridge in the world. The Cathedral and Palace of Seville are also worth seeing, as well as the center and aqueduct of Segovia.  There are many more attractions in Spain, scattered throughout the country. Keep this in mind while planning your Spanish trip!

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