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Roncesvalles, Spain

Roncevaux Pass

The site of a legendary battle immortalized in medieval literature.
Saelices, Spain

Segóbriga Archaeological Park

One of the most important Celtic-Roman archaeological sites in Spain.
Madrid, Spain

Salt Street Watchmaker

An automaton perched above an classic clock and watch store
Toledo, Spain

Sinagoga El Transito

Once the grandest synagogue in medieval Spain, it now stands as a memorial of the 15th-century Jewish exile.
Guadarrama, Spain

Civil War Bunkers of Alto del León

These Bullet-scarred bunkers are haunting reminders of the Spanish Civil War.
Cáceres, Spain

Torre de las Cigüeñas (Tower of the Storks)

The tallest tower in Cáceres's Old Town.
Madrid, Spain

Costitx Bulls

These ancient artifacts are a testament to the enduring significance of the bull in Spanish culture.
La Alberca, Spain

Statue of St. Anthony's Pig

An ongoing medieval tradition of communal pig husbandry is honored with a handsome granite sculpture.
Jaca, Spain

The Jaca Citadel Military Miniatures Museum

32,000 tiny soldiers are posed in 23 historical settings.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
El Tiemblo, Spain

Bulls of Guisando

Whether they are bulls or pigs, these ancient animal sculptures are fascinating relics.
Santander, Spain

Magdalena Peninsula

This beautiful spit of land was once the summer playground of the king of Spain.
Asturias, Spain

Teverga Prehistoric Park

See replicas of Europe's most famous cave paintings and even some of the animals that feature in the art.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Silla de Felipe II (Phillip II’s Chair)

According to tradition, King Phillip II supervised construction of the seat of his empire from this seat carved into rock.
Burgos, Spain

Arco de Santa María

The most elaborate of 12 medieval arched doorways to the old city of Burgos.
Madrid, Spain

The Lady of Cerro de los Santos

This enigmatic artifact is a rare depiction of an ancient Iberian noblewoman.
Segovia, Spain

Alcázar de Segovia

This magnificent castle grew from a small Moorish fortress, and reportedly inspired two iconic Disney castles.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Botafumeiro

This enormous censer uses a pulley system installed over 400 years ago.
Madrid, Spain

Altamira Cave Replica

A reproduction of the famous prehistoric cave paintings is hidden underground at the National Archaeological Museum.
Madrid, Spain

Caja Madrid Obelisk

A towering monument in Spain has proven to be more labor-intensive than initially planned.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Madrid, Spain

Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery

Five million people are laid to rest here, more than the population of Madrid itself.
Bilbao, Spain

Fountain of Dogs

This 19th-century fountain's namesake animal isn't what you think it is.
Ribadesella, Spain

Tito Bustillo Cave

A magnificent place to see authentic paleolithic cave paintings that are an astounding 33,000 years old.