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Spain ratified the World Heritage Convention on 4 May, 1982. As of May 2010, it has 41 World Heritage Sites, the second highest number of inscribed properties after Italy. Of these, 36 are in the cultural category, 3 in the natural category, and 2 in the mixed category. Spain also has another 25 sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain

  1. Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  2. Burgos Cathedral
  3. Historic Centre of Cordoba
  4. Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
  5. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  6. Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
  7. Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
  8. Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
  9. Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
  10. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
  11. Garajonay National Park
  12. Historic City of Toledo
  13. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  14. Old Town of Cáceres
  15. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
  16. Old City of Salamanca
  17. Poblet Monastery
  18. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
  19. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  20. Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
  21. Doñana National Park
  22. Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
  23. La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
  24. Las Médulas
  25. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  26. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  27. San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  28. Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula
  29. University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
  30. Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
  31. San Cristóbal de La Laguna
  32. Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
  33. Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
  34. Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
  35. Palmeral of Elche
  36. Roman Walls of Lugo
  37. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
  38. Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
  39. Vizcaya Bridge
  40. Teide National Park
  41. Tower of Hercules

Sites in Spain on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Romanesque Cultural Enclave in the North of Castile-Leon and the South of Cantabria (1998)
  2. Bulwarked Frontier Fortifications (1998)
  3. The Silver Route (1998)
  4. The Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Natural Surroundings (1998)
  5. Mediterranean Wind Mills (1998)
  6. The Architecture of Dry Built Stone (1998)
  7. Greek Archaeological ensemble in Empúries, l'Escala, Girona (2002)
  8. Dinosaur Ichnite Sites of the Iberian Peninsula (2002)
  9. Wine and Vineyard Cultural Itinerary through Mediterranean Towns (1998)
  10. The Ribeira Sacra, Lugo and Orense (1996)
  11. The Tramuntana Sierra, Cultural and Natural Landscape (1996)
  12. Cultural Itinerary of Francis Xavier (2001)
  13. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain) (2004)
  14. Mesta Livestock trails (2007)
  15. Manifestations of Rupestrian Art in Siega Verde (2007)
  16. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (2007)
  17. Ancares Somiedo (2007)
  18. The Northern or Primitive Route (extension of the Route of Santiago de Compostella) (2007)
  19. Historic City-Centre of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2007)
  20. Loarre Castle (2007)
  21. Renaissance and Baroque Arch in the City of Granada (extension of Granada) (2007)
  22. Almadén on the Mercury Route of the Intercontinental Camino Real (2007)
  23. El Ferrol of the Illustration Historical Heritage (2007)
  24. Mining Historical Heritage (2007)
  25. Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen (2009)



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