Spain artistic, architectural and monumental heritage is one of the richest in the whole world. The country’s cities and rural areas have a lot to offer for those who enjoy the beauty of art and culture.
Its monumental offer is extremely varied holding ancient and modern buildings, street monuments, sculptures, historical remains, religious temples, castles and palaces that form part of national and world heritage.
For those who enjoy big metropolis, Spain’s main cities have a long list of not to miss monuments. In Madrid, a must see monument is Alcala’s Door, a symbol of both the city and the whole country. Other important monuments are the Madrid’s Royal Palace (official residence of the royal family), Calvo Sotelo’s Monument (a vanguardist group of sculptures from the 1960’s that honors the dead politician), Cibeles Fountain (an icon of Madrid), Debod Temple’s (an Egyptian temple from 400 BC) and Plaza Mayor (Square) among thousands of other monuments.
In Barcelona, Gaudi’s buildings such as Casa Milá and Casa Batlló, Barcelona’s Cathedral (a masterpiece of the Gothic), the modernist Palau Malagrida, the worldwide famous Sagrada Familia Church and the Montjuic Castle are a must when visiting the city.
Seville’s charm is adorned by monuments like the Royal Alcazar (a wonderfull complex of palaces and gardens built along different eras), the Cathedral and the Giralda tower (the biggest gothic temple in the world, burial site of Columbus), Monument to Cid Campeador, Monument to Columbus, the City’s ancient walls, Triana’s Bridge and the Macarena’s door.
But monuments are not an exclusive heritage of big cities. Spain has more than 4000 castles along the country, distributed along its different cities and rural villages. Most of them are open for visits and in some cases they hold belongings of their former inhabitants acting as museums.
Other remarkable monuments along Spain are:
Segovia’s Roman Aqueduct – A very well preserved work of engineering from the ancient era.
Salamanca’s University – An extremely beautiful medieval building, home of the famous University, cradle of the western knowledge.
Cadiz Cathedral – A masterpiece mix of Baroque and Neo classical style which construction took more than 115 years.
Aranjuez Palace – A stunning royal residence, surrounded by magnificent gardens which served as spring palace of several monarchs. Today it is a museum that keeps royal belongings.
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