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World heritage sites in Spain 

  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada   
  • Burgos Cathedral   
  • Historic Centre of Cordoba   
  • Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid   
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí   
  • Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain   
  • Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias   
  • Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches   
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct   
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)   
  • Garajonay National Park   
  • Historic City of Toledo   
  • Mudejar Architecture of Aragon   
  • Old Town of Cáceres   
  • Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville   
  • Old City of Salamanca   
  • Poblet Monastery   
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida   
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela   
  • Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe   
  • Doñana National Park   
  • Historic Walled Town of Cuenca   
  • La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia   
  • Las Médulas   
  • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona   
  • Pyrénées - Mont Perdu    
  • San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries   
  • Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula   
  • University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares   
  • Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture   
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna   
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco   
  • Archaeological Site of Atapuerca   
  • Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí   
  • Palmeral of Elche   
  • Roman Walls of Lugo   
  • Aranjuez Cultural Landscape   
  • Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza   
  • Vizcaya Bridge   
  • Teide National Park   
  • Tower of Hercules
  • Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain).
  • (added in 2011) Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in Spain 

  • Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia  
  • Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero      
  • The Mystery Play of Elche      
  • The Patum of Berga  
  • Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic project 
  • (added in 2010) Falconry, a living human heritage  
  • (added in 2010) Flamenco  
  • (added in 2010) Human towers  
  • (added in 2010) The chant of the Sybil on Majorca  
  • (added in 2010) The Mediterranean diet


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