Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
A remarkably well-preserved complex of medieval Muslim architecture mixing Moorish and Spanish elements.

Antequera Dolmens Site
Megalithic tombs and the natural features that align with them.

Doñana National Park
A protected natural wilderness area that is essential for birds migrating between Africa and Europe and for other species.

Caliphate City of Medina Azahara
Ruins of a 10th-century fortified Umayyad city.

Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Three properties that are central to the history of Spain’s “Golden Age.”

Historic Centre of Cordoba

Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza


Mudejar Architecture of Aragon

Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe


Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
Six buildings that are unique to the short-lived Asturian monarchy.

Basque Country

Vizcaya Bridge


Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
Some of the earliest art by the earliest humans.

Castile-La Mancha

Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
A medieval fortress town in a dramatic location, perched on cliffs.

Historic City of Toledo
A small city where influences from three different world religions are visible in its architecture and art.


Burgos Cathedral
A magnificent example of Gothic architecture.

Old City of Salamanca
An ancient city with stunning architecture in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
A city with an interesting history of coexisting cultural communities, and with several historic monuments including a wonderfully intact Roman aqueduct.

Archaeological Site of Atapuerca

Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches

Las Médulas


Works of Antoni Gaudí
Outstanding works of modernist architecture bringing together a variety of influences from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
Two exceptional examples of Catalan Art Nouveau architecture in Barcelona designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

Poblet Monastery
A large 12th-century Cistercian abbey, considered an artistic masterpiece with a blend of architectural styles.

Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco
Remains of the period when Tarragona was Tarraco, the Roman capital of the Iberian peninsula.

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí


Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
A large group of very well-preserved Roman buildings.

Old Town of Cáceres


Roman Walls of Lugo

Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

Tower of Hercules

La Rioja

San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries


University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences

Valencian Community

La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
A masterpiece of late-Gothic architecture, used as a trading hall in the silk trade.

Palmeral of Elche
An extraordinary palm grove dating to the Arab period in Spain.

Balearic Islands

Prehistoric Sites of Talayotic Menorca
Numerous archeological sites with dry-stone structures dating to the Bronze Age and Late Iron Age.

Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture

Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana

Canary Islands

Teide National Park
A geologically complex volcano and the otherworldly landscape around it.

Garajonay National Park

Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape

San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Multiple regions

Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain
Ancient long-distance pilgrimage routes, still walked today.

Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

Transnational sites

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde