Another 8 of Spain’s top historical locations
So, this is part two of my UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in Spain. I just felt to squeeze all of these fantastic places into one post didn’t quite do them justice. As mentioned in part one, Spain has such a rich history, that it just brims with UNESCO sites.
The view of the Alcázar from the Templar church, Segovia
The bridge to the town, Cuenca
A helpful guide
There are so many incredible places to discover in Spain and I love planning road trips. I often use the DK Eyewitness books, I find them extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into searching for more.
We used a previous version of this book to plan our Spanish road trips, now you can grab the revised copy.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace, Cuenca
Casas Colgadas, Cuenca
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The Catherdral in Burgos
A little bit of trivia
Inside the Cathedral, Seville
La Giralda - The Cathedral Tower, Seville
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Toledo in the heart of Castile–La Mancha region is a beautiful city, full of such incredible history. We loved strolling around the ancient streets, amongst the winding lanes trying not to get lost. The 13th-century Gothic cathedral stands prominent within the city along with the beautiful Alcázar.
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Úbeda and Baeza are two delightful little cities nestled in the Andalusian hills surrounded by olive groves. There are still a few traces of the Moorish influences around the two places; however, it is the Renaissance architecture that is now prominent around the towns, particularly in Úbeda.
Fuente de Santa Maria, Baeza
In our opinion
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Climb up high for the best views, Segovia
The aqueduct located in Plaza del Azoguejo is an astonishing feat of engineering like no other and what is incredible, is that not once piece of mortar was used to secure it. The Romans certainly wanted to leave their mark.
The Cathedral at night, Segovia
Segovia has such a rich depth of history throughout the old town. Not only does it have the ancient aqueduct, but it also has 11th-century Alcázar and a 16th-century Gothic Cathedral, which was the last Gothic-style cathedral to be built in Spain.
The Alcazar of Segovia
If you are staying in the bustling city of Madrid, why not head out for a day and visit the historic cities of Segovia and Toledo.
An 11-hour guided tour will escort you to both towns and allow you to skip the lines.
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This UNESCO Site is slightly different as it takes in the routes of Santiago de Compostela, originally inscribed on the UNESCO list in 1993. If you have ever travelled through the north-west of Spain, you will have seen many people with their hiking boots on and rucksacks on their backs, walking the Christian pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Resting against the cross, León
Highlighting the way, Santillana del Mar
It’s quite inspiring to see the dedicated pilgrims heading off early in the morning through town squares. They are armed with their maps and the obligatory scallop shell that symbolises the Camino de Santiago.
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