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Find here the 20 best Spanish landmarks that you must see during your adventures in Spain. This list includes all the best and most famous landmarks in Spain from famous buildings in Spain to popular landmarks of Spain and more!

Spain is one of the most interesting and diverse countries in the world. There are so many stunning and unique landmarks scattered around the country all with their own unique story and magic.

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in Spain’s wealth of history is by visiting these landmarks and understanding the deep culture and stories within. A fun way to plan your Spain travels is by mapping out all the top Spanish landmarks and developing your trip around these!

Prepare to be amazed by these amazing 20 famous landmarks in Spain!

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20 Best Spanish Landmarks

Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Church of the Sacred Heart sits at the top of Mount Tibidabo and is easily one of the most amazing Spanish landmarks to visit and marvel at. It is one of the most iconic parts of Barcelona’s skyline and something you can see from almost all parts of the city.

This church was built between 1902 and 1961 and is topped with a giant Jesus statue. What is most interesting is that it was constructed using both Modernista and Neogothic architectural styles.

White stone church with Jesus statue on top
White stone church with Jesus statue on top

Entrance to this stunning Roman Catholic church is free, and so is the entrance to the crypt! From here you can admire both the ornate detailing of the church and its stained glass windows, plus some of the most amazing 360-degree views of all of Barcelona.

For 3 euros you can take an elevator to a viewing platform and climb even higher for some awe-inducing views of Barcelona and beyond. The easiest and cheapest way to get here is via bus: you can take the T2A bus or T2B bus which runs every day the park is open – you won’t want to miss one of Barcelona’s best Spanish landmarks.

The Alhambra

Explored by Jackie from Zero Impact Travel

Granada. The fortress and palace complex Alhambra.

The Alhambra in Granada is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and a must-see for any art history fanatic. Its intense popularity as one of the best Spanish landmarks means you need to book your ticket far in advance if you want to enter and experience it.

The main attraction of The Alhambra is the palaces. They are not open to everyone at the same time, so you will get a specific time you are allowed to visit and you must keep that time. The rest of the grounds are incredible, but even the people who work there agree that you must see the palaces.

The grounds are incredible and vast. You will want to spend the whole day exploring stunning buildings and gardens. This is definitely an “instagrammable” place and if having great photos for posterity (and stories) is important, then you will want to be photo-ready. If you want to visit one of the most beautiful and iconic places in Spain, The Alhambra must be on your list!

Palau Nacional

Explored by Noel Morata from Travel Photo Discovery

The Palau Nacional situated in Montjuic against blue sky, Barcelona

One of the best Spanish landmarks to visit in Barcelona is the Palau Nacional, the historic building located at the top of Montjuic. Built initially as a site for the 1929 International Exhibition, it was converted in 1934 into the National Art Museum of Catalonia.

The building’s interior is expansive with fantastic exhibits of Catalonian artists spanning different genres of paintings, sculpture, interior design and furniture and other special exhibits. 

Created in a Spanish Renaissance style with impressive fountains that lead up to the palace, the views of Barcelona and the surrounding mountains from above are quite spectacular. This is easily one of the best viewpoints in Barcelona!

If you stay up here at night, the famous Magic Fountain water displays happen and are best viewed from the lookout points of the Palau Nacional. The Magic Fountain was also created during the 1929 International Exhibit and were quite a sensation during its timeframe.

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Explored by Whitney from Designs for Travel

Stone castle built in gothic style

One of the best Spanish landmarks to visit is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Located in the beautiful town of Santiago de Compostela (also known as Santiago), this cathedral is a World Heritage site and one of the most stunning of its kind in Spain. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the burial place of the apostle of Jesus Christ, Saint James the Great. Once inside the cathedral, you can see a tomb in the crypt beneath the Main Altar.
Thousands of pilgrims throughout hundred of years have come from all over the world to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The routes, or trails, to this cathedral, are known as “Camino de Santiago” or the routes of Santiago. 

In recent years, tourists from all over the world have come to Northern Spain to walk the Camino. It is here where the long journey ends. An essential part of visiting the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is to sit outside and watch as the pilgrims arrive at the end of their journey.  
You can Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela by driving, by train, or on foot.  It is located in one of the best towns to visit in Spain, so you may want to find a nice accommodation and stay awhile.


Explored by Theo from Waffles and Lamingtons

Village built into the moutains

Though Albarracin is a village, the authenticity and history of this place practically make it one large Spanish landmark. With its narrow twisting streets, colourful buildings and fortified walls, you’ll find nothing like it in Spain. Albarracin is located in the province of Teruel, a 40-minute drive from the city of Teruel or 2 hours from Valencia.

There is a single bus a day from Teruel to Albarracín from Monday to Saturday leaving at 15:30 (3.30 pm). The returning bus leaving from Albarracín to Teruel departs at 08:30 (8.30 am). For this reason, we recommend using a car to have the flexibility to come and go as you please.

Though the region was originally populated during the Roman Times. The city that is now settled on the hillside was built in the early 11th Century. Being originally part of the Berber dynasty rules under Arab denomination, the architecture has a style that differs from other villages in Spain. For this reason, and also many other reasons, it is regularly nominated as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

The whole village is such a historic site that there is no single landmark that defines this place. It is the narrow streets, the ancient cathedrals, the towering castle walls and every laid stone that will have you in marvel. Some of the Spanish landmarks within the city that aren’t to be missed during a trip to Albarracin include the Plaza Mayor, Catedral de Albarracin, Albarracin Castle, The City Wall and of course spend time getting lost amongst the winding streets.

Girona Cathedral

Explored by Claudia Tavani from My Adventures Across The World

Stone castle surrounded by buildings
Stone castle surrounded by buildings

Girona, the capital of the Costa Brava region of Catalonia, is one of the best-hidden gems of Spain – though it is so beautiful that it is getting increased attention every year. Though there are many things to see and do in Girona, your starting point should probably be the Cathedral, AKA the Catedral de Santa Maria, located in Plaça de la Catedral and which you may recognize as a Game of Thrones filming location.

The steps that in the show are known as the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor, in King’s Landing, are the very steps that lead all the way to the impressive church – there are 90 of them in total, and they are one of the most popular Instagram locations in town.

The church was built between the 11th and 18th centuries in a mix of styles. You will easily be able to recognize the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles. Inside the church, you will be able to admire well-kept stained glasses and the Cathedral Treasury Museum, where the Tapís de la Creació (Tapestry of Creation) is held. This is a Romanesque embroidered panel that dates back to the 11th century.

Girona’s cathedral can be seen from many places in town. The best views are probably those from the city walls. Have fun taking photos as you approach the church!


Explored by Tegan and Alex from Why Not Walk Travel Guides

Greenspace with a stone building

Montjuïc Castle is a military fortification dating back to the 1600s that sits atop Montjuïc Hill, said to be the birthplace of the city of Barcelona and is one of the most historic Spanish landmarks. The original fortress was demolished in the 18th century, but was rebuilt shortly thereafter, and is still standing today.

Though now a tourist site and a municipal facility used by the city, Montjuïc has a painful history for Catalonians, as it was often utilized as a prison and torture facility, most notably during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. The Montjuïc Cemetery serves as a final resting place for many of the victims, as well as notable Catalonians.

Today, it is accessible via a beautiful funicular ride, which offers wraparound views of the sprawling city below, as well as the Llobregat River. Tickets cost about 13 euros round-trip for adults. Alternatively, it’s about a half-hour walk up the hill, but the views from the funicular are spectacular and worth the ticket price.

Many of the events for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics were held in and around Montjuïc Hill, including the opening and closing ceremonies, and the regional Catalonian museum of art, or the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, is housed in the nearby Palau Nacional. You can also visit the nearby Fundació Joan Miró, a modern art museum, and an archaeological museum.

Casa Mila

Explored By Jyoti from Story at Every Corner

white stone building with a wavy design

Luxurious Casa Míla is one of the most beautiful and unique Spanish landmarks in Barcelona, Spain. It is located in the Eixample neighborhood on Passeig de Gracía, the famous avenue that attracted the rich and famous families to out-build each other in beauty, style and function.

Unlike the other houses on the avenue, Casa Mila is an apartment building where each floor was home to a prestigious family. One of the floors continues to be occupied by tenants and the others are now part of a museum open for visitors. 

The architect of Casa Mila is none other than Antoni Gaudi himself. His dream was to create a masterpiece, against all odds. The construction process took a lot longer and cost the patrons a lot more. It was the reason for litigation and a lot of drama. But eventually, Gaudi prevailed and he was able to materialize his vision for the most beautiful, elegant and functional apartment building, all inspired by Mother Nature herself. 

In normal tourism times, Casa Mila is open to the public. It is, however, extremely popular. It’s best to make reservations well in advance and arrive early. The staff offers an audiovisual guide for the self-guided tour. Be sure to take and use it because the stories will bring the building alive and memorable for you. 

The Walls of Ávila

Explored by Taylor from Taytrum Travels

Huge stone walls and green grass

The Walls of Ávila (or Muralla de Ávila in Spanish) attract thousands of tourists to the small town of Ávila every year. With a perimeter of more than 2500 meters and 87 turrets, the medieval walls were built in the 12th century.

They are the largest and most intact ancient defensive walls in the country, making them one of the more popular Spanish landmarks. Today, the walls and the old city are a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can walk along 1700 meters of the wall, with a portion of it being accessible to those with mobility limitations.

Another fun activity in Ávila is to hire a tuk-tuk driver to take you for an affordable narrated tour of the city. They also take you to some unique vantage points to see the walls from different perspectives. One of the best views of the walls is from Los Cuatro Postes on the road to Salamanca. Ávila makes a great day or weekend trip from Madrid. It is reachable in an hour and a half by train for about $20 (one-way).

At 1,131 meters above sea level, Ávila de Los Caballeros is the highest provincial capital in Spain. Because of this, winter weather such as snow and ice can impact access to the walls and the roads to the town itself. 

Plaza de Espana

Explored by Dhara from It’s Not About the Miles

Orange stone plaza with huge buildings and arch ways
Orange stone plaza with huge buildings and arch ways

Strolling the massive Plaza de Espana is one of the best things to do in Seville, the capital of Andalusia in Southern Spain. The plaza was built in 1928 for the 1929 Ibero-American Expo, but it looks much older.

A combination of several architectural styles, the buildings at the plaza are arranged in a large semi-circle along one half of the plaza. In the center is a large fountain. The Plaza de Espana is set at the edge of the Maria Luisa Park, Seville’s beautiful green expanse and is easily one of the most beautiful Spanish landmarks.

One of the most noteworthy aspects of the plaza is the assembly of alcoves, each representing one province of Spain. The alcoves are ornately decorated with tiles and depict important events or features of the provinces. Spaniards that visit have their photos taken by their home province alcove. Each alcove is bordered by bookshelves, which often contain books with information on the provinces that you can read and visitors can bring books to contribute as well.

A large moat runs along the side of the plaza that houses the buildings, with several beautiful bridges to cross over the water. Each bridge has intricate tile work and visitors can go boating on the water! Horse carriage rides are available at the plaza, which also go through the park.

You can also just wander the plaza on foot, admiring the architecture and snapping photos. The Plaza of Spain in Seville is free to visit, and you can walk there from the Cathedral Plaza in about 15 minutes. There’s a lot of beautiful architecture along the way, so it might take you longer!

The City of Arts and Sciences

Explored by Or from My Path in the World 

White dome building surrounded by water

Probably the most expensive Spanish landmarks (costing one billion Euros to build), the City of Arts and Sciences is a 350,000-square-meters modern cultural complex in the city of Valencia.

It consists of six unique structures, including the Oceanografic (the largest aquarium in Europe), Principe Felipe Science Museum, the Hemisferic (an IMAX cinema and a planetarium), Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia, the Agora, and the Umbracle. Along with landmarks like the Alhambra, Sagrada Familia, and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, it’s also one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.

Wandering around this impressive futuristic complex is free of charge, and you can easily spend an entire morning or afternoon taking photos of it from every single angle. But if you want to visit the museums, consider purchasing one of the available combo tickets to get some kind of discount because they can be a bit pricey. Other fun things to do in the City of Arts and Sciences include having a drink at the Umbracle’s rooftop bar and engaging in activities in the complex’s lakes like kayaking and zorbing.

Fun fact: Because of its unique look, the City of Arts and Sciences was used as a filming location for movies and tv series like Tomorrowland, Doctor Who, and Westworld.

The Alcazar of Segovia

Explored by Daniela Frendo from Grumpy Camel

Huge yellow toned castle

The Alcazar of Segovia looks like it’s been plucked straight out of a Spanish fairytale. Originally built as a fortress by the Berber Almoravid dynasty, the Alcazar has throughout the years served as a royal palace, a state prison and a military academy. It is perched on a rocky crag, rising above the old city of Segovia and overlooking the surrounding countryside.

While the Alcazar has passed through several hands, it has retained some of its original Moorish features, including stunning stucco decorations, as well as furnishings from different periods, which adorn the building’s impressive halls.

The authentic look and feel of this castle make it one of the most popular Spanish landmarks. Perhaps the highlight of the Alcazar is the tower of John II of Castile, which leads onto a large terrace offering panoramic views of Segovia against the backdrop of the Guadarrama Mountains. Be warned though – you’ll need to climb 156 steps for the views!

Segovia is just a short train ride from Madrid. In fact, you can get there in thirty minutes if you book seats on the high-speed train. The bus journey from Madrid to Segovia takes about an hour. There are other amazing things to do in Segovia besides visiting the Alcazar, so definitely spend a full day in the city. 

Fun fact: the shape of the Alcazar resembles the bow of a ship.

Sagrada Familia

Explored by Antoine and Marielle from Offbeat Escapades

white stone building with huge spires

The City of Barcelona is a must-visit for your Spain itinerary. There is so much to do within this city that represents the uniqueness of Catalan culture and modernist architecture. From white-sand beaches like the famous Barceloneta Beach to iconic sights by world-renowned architects, Barcelona is home to some of the best Spanish landmarks. Among the best Spanish landmarks to see is the Sagrada Familia by the illustrious Antoni Gaudí.

When one thinks of Barcelona, Sagrada Familia is probably the first landmark that comes to mind. It is a beautiful Basilica found in the city center, and one of Gaudí’s greatest (yet also most controversial) works. 

The church’s interior is filled with exquisite details that will surely take your breath away. It has been under construction for more than 100 years and is not foreseen to be completed for another 5 to 10 years. 

Given that Sagrada Familia is one of Spain’s widely visited attractions, expect long waiting times to enter. Oftentimes, these lines can even reach around the street. Therefore, it is advised to buy your tickets in advance since entry times are strictly enforced. The price for regular admission is 20 €.

Casa Batllo

Contributed by Michelle of Wander Eat Write

Colourful building on a street of houses

Casa Batlló is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most iconic sightseeing destinations in Barcelona – and one of the most beautiful Spanish landmarks. Located in the center of the city on the famous Passeig de Gràcia just down the street from Casa Milà, the eye-catching structure is hard to miss. 

The modernist house was designed by renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, with every detail intricately decorated to perfection. From the tile work to the facade, every inch of the building is truly a masterpiece that deserves to be seen.

Known as the “House of Bones” for its skeletal appearance, the design of the landmark’s outer facade has three distinct sections. The lower base has large, abstract and rounded windows that are framed with bone-like structures. A mosaic of colourful, ceramic tiles adorns the rest of the building’s exterior while the prominent and arched roof was designed to resemble the scales on the back of a dragon.

Visitors can easily get to Casa Batlló via the city’s metro lines L2, L3, and L4 or bus numbers H10, V15, 7, 22, and 24. Most people can plan on spending about an hour touring the building. For those looking to avoid peak hours, the best times to visit are either in the early morning within the first few hours of opening or later in the afternoon before closing.

Park Guell

Explored by Breanne from Family Camping Europe

Stepping into this extravagant park in the heart of Barcelona is like stepping into a scene of a Disney movie. Upon entry, you are greeted with what almost looks like two gingerbread houses that only Hansel and Gretal could live in, and it just gets more whimsical from thereon. 

Park Güell is considered one of the most spectacular architecture pieces in Spain and perhaps even Europe, second only to Antoni Gaudi’s other masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. This is one of the best landmarks in Barcelona and is also a world heritage site, and for a good reason. It’s situated high above the city centre where the dreamy sunrise skies across the city and sea make a wonderful place to take a break.

The park is open all year, although timings vary seasonally. Entry is free, but to visit the monuments it’ll cost you €10, whilst a guided tour will set you back an extra €12 on top. Whilst the park itself is free, the true beauty is in the monuments, so it’s worth paying for the entry. The queues for tickets can be long and tedious, so it’s worth booking online in advance and getting your timed-entry access.

Travel to Park Güell is now easier than ever thanks to the new shuttle service departing every 7 minutes from the Barcelona metro stop of Plaça d’Alfons X. Before the shuttle, the best way to access the park was via metro to the Line 3 stop of Lesseps and a 15-minute walk. Due to its popularity, It’s best to visit Park Güell early in the morning. As one of the most popular Spanish landmarks, the site can get packed with romantics admiring the beauty of this dream-like world and queues of Instagrammers trying to get that perfect shot on the mosaic terrace.

Seville Cathedral

Explored by by Yukti Agrawal from Travelwithme24x7

Orange toned castle with spires all around

No trip to Seville, Spain is complete until you visit the famous Seville Cathedral that forms the iconic skyline of the city. It is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and not only the size but the intricate architecture of this monument makes it a masterpiece of Spain and one of the most stunning Spanish landmarks. It well worth exploring and a must add to your Seville itinerary! Once inside, you can appreciate the detail and intricacy of the decoration, with no corner left unadmired.

You can also catch up on the views of the whole city from the top of the Giralda tower, which was the minaret from when the building was originally a mosque. It has a total area of 124,000 square feet and 80 chapels inside. Easter is specially organized here with lots of traditions and ceremonies. So if you get a chance then visiting this cathedral during Easter is a must. Over one million people visit the Seville Cathedral every year making it one of the most famous buildings in Spain.

Caminito Del Rey

Explored by Victoria from Guide Your Travel

Canyon with huge cliffs
Canyon with huge cliffs

The Caminito del Rey is an impressive canyon and popular hiking spot located in the south of Spain. A visit here will show you one of the most beautiful natural Spanish landmarks well worth exploring.

You can reach the Caminito del Rey in around an hour from the city of Malaga. Keep in mind that you need tickets to hike to the canyon since only a certain number of people are allowed on the narrow footbridges at the same time. Reserve your spot online in advance since tickets frequently sell out especially on weekends and public holidays.

The best way to get to the Caminito del Rey is by car. There is plenty of parking available and you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful scenery and white villages you’ll be passing along the way. There is also a direct train connection leading to the canyon from Malaga which is a great option if you don’t have a car. A shuttle bus will then take you to the beginning of the hike.

The hike is quite manageable for all experience levels. Only a small portion of it actually leads through the impressive canyon though. If you’re afraid of heights this might not be for you. The drop is quite steep and not for the faint of heart. Of course, safety precautions are always taken so there is no need to worry.

Zaragoza Cathedral

Explored by Roxanne from Far Away Worlds

Stone cathedral with pattern tiled roofing

The Cathedral-Basilica of the Lady of the Pillar is said to be the first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Tradition has it that St James, the Apostle, sat down at the bank of the Ebro River in Zaragoza in 40A.D., upset that he hadn’t managed to spread Christianity in the region. The Virgin Mary appeared to him, reassured him and asked him to consecrate a church in her name. The church is said to have been built on the spot where she appeared.

The current cathedral is white, impressive and built in the Baroque style. As you wander through, you’ll find beautiful art, intricate sculptures and more fascinating stories. One involves a relatively modern miracle that took place during the Civil War in 1936, when a plane dropped three bombs on the basilica. None exploded. Two are still exhibited in the current basilica and a plaque marks the spot where another struck the ground outside.

During your visit, be sure to take the tower elevator and enjoy the stunning views of the city from the Tower of San Francisco de Borja. This cathedral is easily one of the best and underrated Spanish landmarks. The cathedral is in the city of Zaragoza in the Aragon region. Zaragoza is a beautiful city, which doesn’t make it onto many tourists’ itineraries. It makes a particularly good stop during a road trip through Northern Spain.

Mezquita Cathedra

Explored by Ucman from Brown Boy Travels

Intricate mosque designs
Intricate mosque designs

Mezquita Cathedral is the feather in the hat of Cordoba. It is a place of wonder, intrigue with a sense of loss and happiness combined. This makes it one of the most unique Spanish landmarks to add to your itinerary. Spain has a pretty unique history when it comes to Andalucía and the conversion of this mosque into a cathedral marks an important step in that transformation. It makes one wonder how the most beautiful, intricate architecture could be so ugly in the wrong place!

The building started off as a Visigoth church (disputed) which was then bought by the Moors to build a simple mosque. Over the years the mosque was expanded by many Emirs of Moors until it became the mammoth that stands today. The Christians took over and satisfied themselves by building a cathedral in the middle. The building still retains a lot of its original characteristics from the famous arches to the intricate patterns of Arabic calligraphy. You don’t even need to enter to see this, the doors outside the building are the same. You can find the entrance fee and timings on the official website.

The building has the famous orange trees of Andalusia in its courtyard with the bell tower in one corner. Inside, the nave of the cathedral stands right in the centre of the building. The last look at this beautiful building should be from the Roman Bridge of Córdoba behind the building which does make you realize the grandeur and size of this icon of Córdoba.

Puente Nuevo, Ronda

Explored by Isabelle from Issy’s Escapades

Buildings built upon huge stone cliffs

If you are visiting Spain and in particular, formulating a route for an Andalusian road trip, you simply must include the town of Ronda on your itinerary. Ronda is quite possibly the most famous of Southern Spain’s ‘Pueblos Blancos’. Situated on one of the most dramatic precipices you will ever see, the town hovers precariously above the gorge below. This is one of the more unique Spanish landmarks with an interesting story!

Old and new towns are connected by the spectacular “Puente Nuovo”, a tremendous feat of engineering that spans the mighty chasm below. The bridge is 98m in height and is absolutely awe-inspiring. It took 34 years to complete and saw input from two leading architects of the day in the 1700s.

Legend has it that during the Civil War in Spain, prisoners were thrown from the windows of the chamber within the bridge to their deaths in the gorge below! Ernest Hemmingway was said to be inspired by this tale, and a scene from his famous book, For Whom The Bell Tolls, is based around this story.

It is best to trek down the hill to take in the Puente Nuevo from below – just don’t think about the fact that you have to get back up afterwards! There is a small access road just off the Plaza Maria Auxiliadora in the town and you get great views from a number of viewpoints along the track.

If you are road-tripping around Southern Spain and Andalusia, getting to Ronda poses little difficulty as it is easily accessed via a high-quality road network. If basing yourself in any of Southern Spain’s major cities, such as Seville, Malaga or Marbella, you are best off joining a day trip from these cities. Otherwise, public buses are your next best option for reaching Ronda. 

Santa Barbara Castle

Explored by Derek and Mike from Robe Trotting 

Stone castle on a huge hill

Spain is a nation with astounding landmarks that represent its regional and national history. One of the more interesting Spanish landmarks is the must-see fortress of Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante. The magnificent citadel is enormous and rests on top of Mount Benacantil above the city of Alicante. From the top, you can marvel at the sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. The enchanting coastline below is the ideal spot to enjoy a sunset over the Costa Blanca.

Hiking to Santa Barbara Castle is an invigorating activity and a highlight itself. If you’re short of time and on an Alicante city break, you can also reach the peak by taking the funicular for €2 each way. Visitors can opt for a guided tour or navigate themselves around the interior of the castle walls. There are also countless tour options that can be booked from the city center and include dinner, tapas, and other features.

Once inside, visitors learn about the history of the castle which was built when the Moors ruled Southern Spain. The region, the city, and its mighty fortress changed hands throughout history but was captured by Castilian forces in the 13th century. On 4 December 1248, the feast of Saint Barbara, the castle was taken over by Castille and named to commemorate the date.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Explored by Dymphe from Dymabroad

White stone palace

One of the best Spanish landmarks to visit is the Royal Palace of Madrid. This is an official residence of the royal family of Spain, but it is only used for state ceremonies held by the royal family of the country. You can easily visit the palace when you are in Madrid, as the palace is located in the middle of the city. Going here is therefore easy, and you can walk here from almost everywhere in Madrid.

It is a very interesting place to visit because you can learn more about the royal family of Spain. This family played a large role in the history of the country and that of the whole of Europe. One interesting aspect of the palace is that it has more than 3000 rooms, which makes it the largest royal palace in Europe that is still in use. The architecture of the place is wonderful to see, which is great!

Another great thing you can see when you are not inside of the palace is the changing of the guard. This is an event that happens a few times per week during which the guards of the palace switch with other guards. Also, you can see the inside of the building. During a tour, you can see a selection of the most beautiful-looking rooms in the palace. This tour has an admission fee of €13 per person, and if you happen to visit during certain days of the year, you can enter for free. Visiting the palace is great during every part of the year, and it is especially great if you visit Madrid in winter.

This list of the best Spanish landmarks is only the beginning! There are so many more stunning and mezmerizing landmarks of Spain to discover and admire. If you are planning a trip to Spain be sure to add some of these plces to your list!

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