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"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." (from UNESCO site)

I do enjoy visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites all over the globe. All are different and unique in their own way!
Although I list them here on my website, I do not treat them as a 'list' in real life and trying to tick of each and every one of them. Quite a few of them I actually visited, not being fully aware that they are UNESCO sites. But knowing it afterwards, they are deservingly so.
It has been an interesting journey however to list the ones that I have visited, and read about the many remaining ones, that maybe one day I might visit as well.

Visited UNESCO sites Spain

In Spain I visited 12 of them so far (see below). In total Spain has 47 UNESCO sites.

Below are the sites that I have visited, and you can find a map with all the Spanish UNESCO sites at the bottom of the page.

Burgos CathedralBurgos Cathedrale
Medina AzaharaMedina Azahara

Vall de BoíVall de Boí
SevilleCathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

ToledoSunset over Toledo

Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de Compostela
Pyrénées - Mont PerduPyrénées - Mont Perdu
Teide NPTeide National Park

Map of UNESCO sites in Spain

Some names in the map below are clickable and will bring you to their destination pages.
Map Unesco World Heritage Sites Spain Cordoba Medina Azahara Medina Azahara Granada Granada

Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada (visited 2008) Link to UNESCO
Antequera Dolmens Site Link to UNESCO
Aranjuez Cultural Landscape Link to UNESCO
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida Link to UNESCO
Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco (Tarragona) Link to UNESCO
Archaeological Site of Atapuerca Link to UNESCO
Burgos Cathedral (visited 2017) Link to UNESCO
Caliphate City of Medina Azahar (visited 2008) Link to UNESCO
Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí (visited 2017) Link to UNESCO
Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville (visited 2014) Link to UNESCO
Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain Link to UNESCO
Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana Link to UNESCO
Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija Link to UNESCO
Historic Centre of Cordoba (visited 2008) Link to UNESCO
Historic City of Toledo (visited 2010) Link to UNESCO
Historic Walled Town of Cuenca Link to UNESCO
La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia Link to UNESCO
Las Médulas Link to UNESCO
Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid Link to UNESCO
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias Link to UNESCO
Mudejar Architecture of Aragon Link to UNESCO
Old City of Salamanca Link to UNESCO
Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches (visited 2010) Link to UNESCO
Old Town of Cáceres Link to UNESCO
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct (visited 2010) Link to UNESCO
Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona Link to UNESCO
Palmeral of Elche Link to UNESCO
Poblet Monastery Link to UNESCO
Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde Link to UNESCO
Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza Link to UNESCO
Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula Link to UNESCO
Roman Walls of Lugo Link to UNESCO
Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain Link to UNESCO
Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe Link to UNESCO
San Cristóbal de La Laguna Link to UNESCO
San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries Link to UNESCO
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) (visited 2017) Link to UNESCO
Tower of Hercules Link to UNESCO
University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares Link to UNESCO
Vizcaya Bridge Link to UNESCO
Works of Antoni Gaudí Link to UNESCO
Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe Link to UNESCO
Doñana National Park Link to UNESCO
Garajonay National Park Link to UNESCO
Teide National Park (visited 2019) Link to UNESCO
Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture Link to UNESCO
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu (visited 2017) Link to UNESCO




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