When we hear the verb “to travel” it can be said, we think about many types of images of different cultures, beaches or views from a window of a train. There are many countries which have a huge amount of historical monuments but Spain is a unique one. It is like a paradise for the lovers of the history and the arts!!
There can be found the monuments from each historical period in all the territories of Spain. Today, we are going to talk about the most significant ones.
La Alhambra is a historical town where a complex of palaces, gardens and fortresses are located. It belongs to a town in the Andalucía region called Granada. La Alhambra became a royal residence in 1238 when Muhammad ibn Nasr arrived. He was the first monarch of the Nasrid Kingdom for who the supply of drinking water was created. The most luxurious parts of the palaces which are still preserved are the palace of Comares and of the Leones, built in 14th century. The complex is very extensive, situated on the hill with such an irregular shape.
It was announced as a monument of the Cultural heritage of humanity. Moreover, in year 2005, it was one of the most visited monuments in Spain when it reached the historical numbers of visitors.
The expiratory temple was given a name of the Sacred Family, it is a catholic basilica situated in Barcelona. The first who started building it was Antoni Gaudi in 1882 and it is still not finished. It is also one of the monuments in Spain, which is visited the most and it is the second most visited church in Europe after the basilica of San Pedro of Vatican. It is said that Sagrada Familia will have 18 towers altogether after finishing construction works.
El Museo del Prado is one of the most important in the world and also the most visited. There are many paintings of the european maestros like Velázquez, el Greco o Goya.
It can be said that the museum exhibits the most significant artistic works and the most important in regards to the history. Above all, it is one of places, which have to be visited at least once in a life.
It is a brilliant piece of work of the civil engineering, built between 1st and 2nd centuries by the Romans. It includes 167 arches made from granite, which are attached to each other without using any other type of material. This work brings water to Segovia, which means that it has a total length of 15 kilometres.
These are just a few of the Spanish monuments. There are places worth seeing and to enjoying in every region.
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