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World Heritage Cities Of Spain:
An Extraordinary Journey

Discover the 15 World Heritage Cities of Spain: Monumental historic centers, a powerful cultural agenda to enjoy the summer, excellent gastronomy and impressive natural spaces. We’ve organized the cities into four potential itineraries to share with you.

The North West Of Spain

Beautiful Destination

Ávila: The Walls of Avila, 2000 years old, are the best preserved defensive enclosures in Spain and one of the most outstanding in the world. The city invites you on a walk 

through history.

Salamanca: The Plaza Mayor is one of the most extraordinary in Spain and the Plateresque façade of the University is one of the most important monuments of Spanish Renaissance art. A city full of life and cultural events, with spectacular gastronomy.

Santiago de Compostela: continues to be the meeting place for pilgrims from all over the world, who gaze fascinated upon their arrival at the Plaza del Obradoiro and the spectacular Cathedral. A monumental city, where you can enjoy its atmosphere and gastronomy all year round.

Segovia: an ancient city and one of the most beautiful in the world. Its aqueduct is the most important civil engineering construction in Roman Hispania. Equally impressive is its Alcázar, one of the most visited monuments in the country. Segovia's gastronomy is another magnet for travelers.

The North East Of Spain

Beautiful Destination

Alcalá de Henares symbolizes culture and knowledge: Birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of the universal Don Quixote, it has an extraordinary historical heritage, such as its University. It treasures sites, gastronomy and a powerful cultural agenda

Cuenca: The fortified city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the excellent state of conservation of its medieval historic center, with the first Gothic cathedral in Spain and the famous houses hanging on the gorge of the Huécar River, a magnificent natural landscape.

Tarragona: Thirteen monuments make up the Roman complex of the ancient city of Tarraco. The Roman amphitheater, next to the sea, is one of the most impressive, next to the walls. A city that seduces with its historical-artistic heritage, its gastronomy and for being an exceptional balcony to the Mediterranean.

Toledo: Considered the most impressive night view in the world, it surprises both day and night, due to its intense cultural life. Also as the city of three cultures, due to the coexistence of Christians, Arabs and Jews throughout history.

The South Of Spain

Beautiful Destination

Baeza: Jewel of the Spanish Renaissance with an impressive monumental historic center, the city is a destination for oil tourism, with numerous activities linked to the culture of the largest olive grove in Europe.

Cáceres: Its walls shelter a beautiful set of Gothic and Renaissance manor houses, the setting for films such as 'Game of Thrones'. It impresses with its beauty and its powerful gastronomic offer.

Córdoba: It is the only city in Spain with four World Heritage declarations: Its historic center, the Mosque-Cathedral, the Medina Azahara and the Fiesta de los Patios, without forgetting flamenco and the Mediterranean diet. A dream city.

Mérida: The stage of the Roman Theater of Mérida is one of the most impressive in the world, in a monumental complex that includes the Temple of Diana; the Arab Alcazaba or the Roman Museum. A city full of history and beauty, that makes you fall in love, with multiple cultural events.

Ubeda: One of the most impressive Renaissance cities in Spain, surrounded by the largest olive grove in the country. A monumental destination, where crafts and traditions are maintained, with excellent gastronomy based on the culture of olive oil.

Balearic and Canary Islands

Beautiful Destination

Ibiza / Eivissa: The historic center of Ibiza is a World Heritage Site, along with the Puig des Molins Archaeological Museum, unique in the world, and the Posidonia Oceanica (Neptune Grass), the underwater plant that protects the Mediterranean. Ibiza is history, biodiversity, culture and a universal city.

San Cristóbal de la Laguna: The only World Heritage City in the Canary Islands, it constitutes a unique example of an unwalled Renaissance city. Walk through its colorful streets and beautiful patios and discover the beauty of the Anaga Rural Park, Biosphere Reserve. A city that also surprises with its gastronomy, its traditions and its cultural events.

Cultural Activities, Fine Dining, & Accessible Tourism

Beautiful Destination

Spain’s 15 World Heritage Cities stand as captivating hubs where cultural activities, fine dining, and accessible tourism seamlessly converge to offer a multifaceted and enriching experience. These historic cities not only boast architectural marvels that narrate centuries of history but also serve as vibrant canvases for cultural expression. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local heritage by exploring ancient monuments, museums, and major events such as Holy Week (24-31 of March, 2024), creating a dynamic cultural tapestry.

Moreover, the culinary scene in these cities is a gastronomic delight, with fine dining establishments showcasing the rich diversity of Spanish cuisine. From traditional tapas to avant-garde culinary creations, these cities offer a culinary journey that mirrors the cultural diversity of the nation, with distinctions such as Michelin stars or Repsol suns.

What adds to the allure is the commitment to accessible tourism, ensuring that these treasures are open and welcoming to everyone. The high honor for Access City 2024 was won by San Cristóbal de La Laguna, although this work is a constant effort made by all of the 15 World Heritage Cities. The synthesis of cultural activities, gastronomic delights, and inclusivity makes Spain's world heritage cities not only historical gems but also contemporary hubs of global exploration.

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