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Main link goes to Google satellite image of area. In most places you can zoom in once, in some places all the way. Use "VR" link for virtual reality tours, "Img" for Google images. Please note, some coordinates have errors. If you find the true coordinates, comment on my blog.

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
[Img] "The Aranjuez cultural landscape is an entity of complex relationships: between nature and human activity, between sinuous watercourses and geometric landscape design, between..." [More]

Pyrenees - Mont Perdu
[Img] "This outstanding mountain landscape, which spans the contemporary national borders of France and Spain, is centred around the peak of Mount Perdu, a calcareous massif that..." [More]

Palmeral of Elche
[Img] "The Palmeral of Elche, a landscape of groves of date palms, was formally laid out, with elaborate irrigation systems, at the time the Muslim city of Elche was erected,..." [More]

Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco
[Img] "Tarraco (modern-day Tarragona) was a major administrative and mercantile city in Roman Spain and the centre of the Imperial cult for all the Iberian provinces. It was endowed..." [More]

Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
[Img] "The caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca contain a rich fossil record of the earliest human beings in Europe, from nearly one million years ago and extending up to the Common..." [More]

Poblet Monastery
[Img] "This Cistercian abbey in Catalonia is one of the largest in Spain. At its centre is a 12th-century church. The austere, majestic monastery, which has a fortified royal..." [More]

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
[Img] "The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two tiers of arches, forms part of the setting..." [More]

Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
[Img] "The development in the 12th century of Mudejar art in Aragon resulted from the particular political, social and cultural conditions that prevailed in Spain after the..." [More]

Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe
[Img] "The monastery is an outstanding repository of four centuries of Spanish religious architecture. It symbolizes two significant events in world history that occurred in 1492:..." [More]

Parque Guell, Palacio Guell and Casa Mila in Barcelona
[Img] "These works by Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) may be seen as truly universal in view of the diverse cultural sources that inspired them. They represent an eclectic as well as a..." [More]

Donana National Park
[Img] "Donana National Park in Andalusia occupies the right bank of the Guadalquivir river at its estuary on the Atlantic Ocean. It is notable for the great diversity of its..." [More]

Las Medulas
[Img] "In the 1st century A.D. the Roman Imperial authorities began to exploit the gold deposits of this region in north-west Spain, using a technique based on hydraulic power...." [More]

Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
[Img] "Built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Cuenca is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. Conquered by the..." [More]

Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula
[Img] "The late prehistoric rock-art sites of the Mediterranean seaboard of the Iberian peninsula form an exceptionally large group. Here the way of life during a critical phase of..." [More]

Roman Walls of Lugo
[Img] "The walls of Lugo were built in the later part of the 3rd century to defend the Roman town of Lucus. The entire circuit survives intact and is the finest example of late..." [More]

Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
[Img] "In the 9th century the flame of Christianity was kept alive in the Iberian peninsula in the tiny Kingdom of the Asturias. Here an innovative pre-Romanesque architectural..." [More]

Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
[Img] "Built at the end of the 16th century on a plan in the form of a grill, the instrument of the martyrdom of St Lawrence, the Escurial Monastery stands in an exceptionally..." [More]

Old Town of Avila with its Extra-Muros Churches
[Img] "Founded in the 11th century to protect the Spanish territories from the Moors, this 'City of Saints and Stones', the birthplace of St Teresa and the burial place of..." [More]

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boi
[Img] "The narrow Vall de Boi is situated in the high Pyrenees, in the Alta Ribagorca region and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque..." [More]

Old Town of Caceres
[Img] "The city's history of battles between Moors and Christians is reflected in its architecture, which is a blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance..." [More]

Altamira Cave
[Img] "This prehistoric site in the province of Santander was inhabited in the Aurignacian period and then in the Solutrean and Magdalenian periods. Most of the stone implements..." [More]

Cathedral, Alcazar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
[Img] "Together these three buildings form a remarkable monumental complex in the heart of Seville. The cathedral and the Alcazar - dating from the Reconquest of 1248 to the 16th..." [More]

Old City of Salamanca
[Img] "This ancient university town north-west of Madrid was first conquered by the Carthaginians in the 3rd century B.C. It then became a Roman settlement before being ruled by the..." [More]

San Millan Yuso and Suso Monasteries
[Img] "The monastic community founded by St Millan in the mid-6th century became a place of pilgrimage. A fine Romanesque church built in honour of the holy man still stands at the..." [More]

Archaeological Ensemble of Merida
[Img] "The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Merida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania. The..." [More]

Ibiza, biodiversity and culture
[Img] "Ibiza provides an excellent example of the interaction between the marine and coastal ecosystems. The dense prairies of oceanic Posidonia (seagrass), an important endemic..." [More]

Burgos Cathedral
[Img] "Our Lady of Burgos was begun in the 13th century at the same time as the great cathedrals of the Ile-de-France and was completed in the 15th and 16th centuries. The entire..." [More]

Garajonay National Park
[Img] "Laurel forest covers some 70% of this park, situated in the middle of the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands archipelago. The presence of springs and numerous streams..." [More]

Route of Santiago de Compostela
[Img] "Santiago de Compostela was proclaimed the first European Cultural itinerary by the Council of Europe in 1987. This route from the French-Spanish border was - and still is -..." [More]

San Cristobal de La Laguna
[Img] "San Cristobal de La Laguna, in the Canary Islands, has two nuclei: the original, unplanned Upper Town; and the Lower Town, the first ideal 'city-territory' laid out..." [More]

Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada
[Img] "Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycin, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the Alhambra fortress and..." [More]

Historic City of Toledo
[Img] "Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in..." [More]

Historic Centre of Cordoba
[Img] "Cordoba's period of greatest glory began in the 8th century after the Moorish conquest, when some 300 mosques and innumerable palaces and public buildings were built to..." [More]

The Palau de la M Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
[Img] "These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona's architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner. The Palau de la M Catalana is an..." [More]

Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
[Img] "This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th..." [More]

University and Historic Precinct of Alcala de Henares
[Img] "Founded by Cardinal Jimenez de Cisneros in the early 16th century, Alcala de Henares was the world's first planned university city. It was the original model for the..." [More]

Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Ubeda and Baeza
[Img] "The urban morphology of the two small cities of Ubeda and Baeza in southern Spain dates back to the Moorish 9th century and to the Reconquista in the 13th century. An..." [More]

La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
[Img] "Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk (hence its name, the Silk Exchange) and it has always been a centre for commerce...." [More]

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