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  • 1 Colegio de San Gregorio Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Cadenas de San Gregorio 1 E - Valladolid

    This Isabelline monument was built in the 15C by Alonso de Burgos, Confessor to Queen Isabella. The portal, attributed to Gil de Siloé et Simon de Cologne, is a masterpiece of Spanish art (exuberant decoration and fine heraldic carving). The chapel (..

  • 2 Treasury of the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Plaza de San Isidoro E - León

    This ecclesiastical museum's collection is of considerable historical and artistic significance. Among its treasures are the reliquary of St Isidore (11C), a wood casket covered in hammered gold and silverwork; the Doña Urraca chalice composed of two..

  • 3 Costa Rocosa Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Alcúdia

    Extending along the west part of the island between Palma and Alcúdia, this is one of the wonders of Majorca. Popular with cyclists, the mountains fall away sharply into the blue and turquoise waters of the sea. Its stark relief is softened by abunda..

  • 4 Aclimatación de La Orotava Garden Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    C/ Retama 2 E - Puerto de la Cruz

    This botanical garden was established in the 18C by order of Charles III. The small 2ha enclosure houses an extraordinary profusion of all sorts of species of trees and flowers. While some of the species are native to the Canary Islands, others origi..

  • 5 Salamanca University Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle de los Libreros E - Salamanca

    Founded in 1218, the university has over the centuries gained international prestige. It boasts a magnificent Plateresque-style façade with a majestic portal dating from 1534. Its buildings are laid out in a square around a patio. Make sure you see t..

  • 6 Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. del Obradoiro E - 15705 Santiago de Compostela

    The cathedral dates almost entirely from a period running from the 11C to the start of the 13C, although the so-called Façade do Obradoiro is a finely sculpted Baroque masterpiece. In the narthex is the Pórtico da Gloria, with its exceptionally beaut..

  • 7 National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 22376 Torla

    Since 1918, the Valley of Ordesa has been a 2 066ha national park. Since 1982, the park has encompassed the whole Massif of Monte Perdido and the valleys of Ordesa, Añisclo, Escuain and La Pineta, in all 15 608ha. The limestone reliefs are striking: ..

  • 8 Praza do Obradoiro Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 15700 Santiago de Compostela

    The square, named after the cathedral façade which is known as the "work of gold", is the historical heart of Santiago. Its four sides are lined by impressive buildings erected over 700 years in various styles: Baroque, the façade of the ca..

  • 9 Roque de Los Muchachos Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38700 Santa Cruz de la Palma

    The road winding north of La Palma is lined with laurel bushes and pine trees and climbs up to one of the world's most important astrophysical observatories (2 423m). Here you are just a few metres from the summit and an impressive vista of the whole..

  • 10 Pico del Teide Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38000 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    At an altitude of 3 718m, this impressive volcano is the highest peak in the whole of Spain. On getting out of the cable car (3 555m), there still remains a good 30min walk up the slope, when the path is open (the volcanic slag is unstable, as is the..

  • 11 Corniche road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 07150 Andratx

    The winding MA10 corniche road runs along cliffs that extend all the way along the northwest coast of Mallorca. It boasts superb views and is shaded by pine trees along almost its entire length from Andratx to Sóller. Stop at the Mirador Ricardo Roca..

  • 12 Parque Nacional del Teide Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - Aguamansa

    This national park lies around the Las Cañadas corrie, a spectacular collapsed volcanic cone rising to a height of 2 000m and dominated by El Teide (3 718m) to the north. A crest of lava rocks laid bare by erosion and known as Los Roques stands in it..

  • 13 Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 35570 Yaiza

    Timanfaya National Park encompasses a massif that was formed by the volcanic eruptions of 1730-1736. The colour of the landscape varies from red to black. In the centre are the Mountains of Fire (Montañas de Fuego), whose depths remain active, just a..

  • 14 Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 38750 El Paso

    The Cumbrecita Pass (1 833m) and especially the Lomo de las Chozas 1km away afford incredible panoramic views over the Caldera de Taburiente, a designated national park. The area is dotted with thickly covered Canary Island pines and up above loom to..

  • 15 Fundació Joan Miró Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Parc de Montjuïc, s/n E - 08038 Barcelona

    Housed in a fine building designed by Josep Lluís Sert (1902-83), the Joan Miró Foundation contains over 10 000 works by the artist, who is one of the great names of the 20C avant-garde movement in Europe. The remarkable Barcelona Series, comprising ..

  • 16 Roman and Visigoth town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    pl. del Rei E - 08001 Barcelona

    The Roman and Visigothic town was discovered beneath the Clariana-Padellàs house and the Plaça del Rei. An extraordinary underground walk leads to the Palau Reial Major and the 14C Capella de Santa Águeda, housing the magnificent altarpiece of the Co..

  • 17 Museu Episcopal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    pl. Bisbe Oliba 3 E - 08500 Vic

    Occupying a modern building dating from 2002, this museum is over a hundred years old. It houses one of the largest and most impressive collections of Romanesque and Gothic art in Catalonia, as well as sections dedicated to archaeology and arts and c..

  • 18 Sant Pere de Rodes' Monastery Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    E - 17495 Palau-saverdera

    The ruins of the imposing 10C monastery stand in a beautiful setting that dominates the sea, the Cabo de Creus headland and El Port de la Selva. The truly outstanding church shows a marked pre-Romanesque influence. It has splendid capitals and its 12..

  • 19 Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    av. Abandoibarra 2 E - 48005 Bilbao

    The Guggenheim Museum is Bilbao's star architectural attraction. The building designed by Frank O. Gehry (winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 1989), is considered a masterpiece with its amazing half-sculpted curves and walls of yellow li..

  • 20 Mezquita Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    calle Cardenal Herrero 1 E - 14004 Córdoba

    The architecture of this monument, the only one of its kind in the world, tells a fascinating story. It is living testimony to the Muslim and Christian faiths. The mosque was built from the 8C to the 10C on the site of the Visigothic Church of St Vin..

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