Spain is a wonderful country to explore. This beautiful country has many historical and architectural sights. The list below serves as a guide when planning your trip to Spain.
This is one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. The architect began work on it in 1883 in Barcelona, but did not live to see it completed. Until now, this historical landmark of Spain has not been completed. Jordi Fauli i Oller, the current architect working on the project, suggests they could complete it by 2026.
Despite the fact that the building has not yet been completed, the church authorities opened it to visitors on November 7, 2010. This is due to the fact that part of the building has already been completed. For example, today you can explore the door of El Nacimiento, the crypt and the chapel of San José. You can take a tour of the Sagrada Familia inside and out to explore and learn more about its unique architecture.
Palacio Real de Madrid, Madrid
This is the largest palace in Europe. Despite not being inhabited by Spanish royalty, the palace is still one of the most historic sites in Spain. Today the building is mainly used for state ceremonies. The palace has about 3418 rooms on six floors with an area of 135,000 square meters. One of the features of the palace is the main staircase, designed by the famous Francesco Sabatini. The palace also has a Hall of Columns where the most important ceremonies take place.
This is a historic Egyptian temple that was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid. Many locals visit the temple to relax and soak up the sun. The temple was a gift from Egypt to Spain in 1968 when Spain assisted Egypt in preserving other temples along the Nile. Its interior contains several chapels, a small museum, a hall and other attractions.
This is a historical site located in the city of Segovia. Christian monarchs built it in the 12th century. This attraction is not as big as others in Spain, but every year it attracts many visitors from all over the world. It also has an aqueduct, probably the most iconic part of this attraction. The Romans built an aqueduct to pump water from the Asebeda River into the city.
Bellver Castle takes its name from the Catalan meaning “beautiful view”. It is located on a hilltop west of Palma on the island of Mallorca. The castle was built for King Jaume II of Mallorca in the 14th century. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the castle is over 700 years old, because it is well looked after. Castell de Belver served as a royal residence but was later converted into a prison from 1717 to 1915. It has three defensive towers, a moat and a drawbridge, all connected to the main castle. The defensive towers offer one of the best views of Palma.
It is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Seville in the Andalusia region of Spain. The cathedral was built in 1507 and is an example of Gothic architecture. Notably, the cathedral is often considered the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. You can also appreciate the stunning architecture and intricate details of the cathedral. This includes many carvings, sculptures, paintings and stained glass windows.
The Ávila Wall, or Muralla de Ávila, was built between the 11th and 14th centuries in Ávila, Spain. The old city wall served as the main defense of Ávila and was hardly damaged during the hundreds of years of its existence. The wall covers about 2,500 meters and the fenced area of the wall is 31 hectares. It also has 88 towers at intervals that would have been used as watchtowers. The area surrounding the walls has churches and quaint streets, many dating back to the medieval city of Ávila.
This tower is an ancient lighthouse that was built by the Romans between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. It is said to have been modeled after the Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt and was built as an offering to the Roman god of war, Mars. The tower, 55 meters high, is one of the oldest landmarks in Spain. You will need to follow a short path to get to the lighthouse. Once there, you can enjoy the historic building and learn more about its history through a series of information posters located in the area. You can also step out onto the top terrace for views of the Atlantic Ocean and the city of A Coruña.
Castillo de Colomares, Benalmadena
This is a famous Spanish monument located in Benalmádena. This stunning castle was built in honor of Christopher Columbus. Even though it looks like it was built hundreds of years ago, the castle was built between 1987 and 1994. The castle is the largest monument to Columbus, its area is 1500 meters.
It is interesting that one of the smallest churches in the world is located here. This magical castle is a must-see for anyone interested in the unique architecture, life and legacy of Christopher Columbus. In addition to admiring the external and internal decoration of the castle, here you can see many statues and sculptures. It also has beautiful gardens to wander around.
This is a former palace located in the Spanish city of Toledo. Today the fortification functions as a military museum. It also attracts those who want to appreciate its incredible architecture.
Although the palace was originally built in the 1500s, the palace was rebuilt in the mid 1900s after being damaged during the Spanish Civil War. Despite this, the building still boasts beautiful 16th-century details and is a must-see for history buffs and architecture buffs alike.