European countries are well-known as the seat of marvelous landscapes and landmarks, putting them on almost everyone’s top lists of tourist destination. Among those is the country of Spain, which has the largest number of World Heritage Cities and the second largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, following Italy. The Renaissance, which began in the 14th century, was a period of great accomplishment for Spanish as well as the other European artists and architects. Designed by famous architects like Juan de Herrera, Antonio Gaudí, Rafael Moneo among others, these magnificent structures range from early centuries’ Gothic/Renaissance to state-of-the-art contemporary architecture.

Displaying here are some splendid shots of Spain’s Remarkable Landmarks with brief descriptions for your next travel destination, served as a treat for your eyes.

1. La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia
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Built in 1882, the church has become the center or Barcelona and known as an Expiatory Church.

2. La Giralda, l’Arboç, Baix Penedès

La Giralda, l'Arboç, Baix Penedès
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A residential building in Verdaguer Avenue, it was built between 1877 and 1889.1877 and 1889 1877 and 1889

3. Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
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A Roman Catholic cathedral in Galicia, Spain it is reputed burial-place of Saint James the Greater, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ.

4. Catedral de la Almudena

Catedral de la Almudena
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The cathedral was the seat of the Patriarch of the West Indies and houses a 16th century image of the Virgen de la Almudena..

5. Temple del Sagrat Cor, Tibidabo

Temple del Sagrat Cor, Tibidabo
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Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor is located on the summit of Mount Tibidabo in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

6. Cadiz Cathedral

Cadiz Cathedral
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A Roman Catholic church in Cadiz Cathedral sits on the site of an older cathedral, which burned down in 1596. One of the towers of the church is open to the public and shows panoramas of the city.

7. Catedral de San Salvador en Oviedo

Catedral de San Salvador en Oviedo
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Displaying an array of architectural styles, from Pre-Romanesque to Baroque, including Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance parts, Cathedral of San Salvador, Oviedo was built by order of King Alfonso II of Asturias.

8. Catedral de María Inmaculada (Catedral Nueva), Vitoria

Catedral de María Inmaculada (Catedral Nueva), Vitoria
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Built in dedication to Mary the Immaculate, the cathedral was built in in Neo-gothic style during the first half of the 20th century.

9. Catedral de Cuenca

Catedral de Cuenca
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Located in front of Parque Calderon, the cathedral was drawn by Juan Bautista Stiehle on suggestions made by Bishop León Garrido.

10. Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art
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The design of the building provides its visitor a view across the plaza, and allowing for an abundance of natural light to illuminate the interior galleries.

11. Palacio Real de Madrid

Palacio Real de Madrid
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Known as the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, the building is only used for state ceremonies.

12. Olympic Stadium Of Barcelona

Olympic Stadium Of Barcelona
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The stadium was built in 1929 but was modernized in 1992 when it hosted the Olympic Games.

13. Palacio de la Diputación Foral, Bilbao

Palacio de la Diputación Foral, Bilbao
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Considered as one of the masterpieces of alfonsino eclecticism is Vizcaya, it is a building designed in style eclectic.

14. Teatro Arriaga

Teatro Arriaga
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Dedicated to the composer Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga , who has been called ” Spanish Mozart’, the theater has been one of the remarkable buildings in Bilbao.

15. Teatro romano de Mérida

Teatro romano de Mérida
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The Roman Theater is a construction promoted by the consul Agrippa Vipsanio in the Roman city of Emerita Augusta.

16. Butrón Castle, Biscay Province, España

Butrón Castle, Biscay Province, España
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Having a fairy-tale look about it inspired by Bavarian castle models, Butrón Castle dates originally from the Middle Ages.

17. Barcelona – Casa Batllo 2

Barcelona - Casa Batllo 2
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Locally named as as Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), the structure has a visceral, skeletal organic quality.

18. Torre Galatea – Teatre-Museu Dalí, Figueres

Torre Galatea - Teatre-Museu Dalí, Figueres
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Due to several additions on the structure during its remodeling, it is considered to be the largest surrealistic work in the world.

19. La Pedrera- Casa Milà

La Pedrera- Casa Milà
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Considered to be an innovative work for its steel structure and curtain walls, Casa Milà was a controversial design at the time of its construction.

20. La Alhambra

La Alhambra
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Known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful monuments ever built, the Alhambra is a beautiful collection of buildings and gardens.

21. Palacio Olabarri

PALACIO OLABARRI
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This building was once the palace of José María de Olábarri, a Bilbao entrepreneur before it became the home to the local port authority.

22. Casa de los Botines (León)

Casa de los Botines (León)
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A Modernist building, Casa de los Botines has been adapted as the headquarters of Caja España, a local savings bank.

23. Torre del Oro and Riverboat

Torre del Oro and Riverboat
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A dodecagonal military watchtower, Torre del Orro served as a prison during the Middle Ages

24. Torre de Hercules

Torre de Hercules
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An ancient Roman lighthouse, Torre de Hercules is the second tallest lighthouse in Spain.

25. Casa Vicens

Casa Vicens
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A family residence, the interiors of the building can only be seen on Saint Rita’s Day.

26. Arc de Triomf, Barcelona

Arc de Triomf, Barcelona
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A triumphal arch, the gate was built for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona.

27. Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao
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A museum of modern and contemporary art, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.

28. Palau Güell

Palau Güell
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A mansion centered on a main room for entertaining high society guests.

29. 01 Plaza Castilla Depósito Canal YII y Torres KIO 17102

01 Plaza Castilla Depósito Canal YII y Torres KIO 17102
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An assembly of two constructions symmetrical inclined 15 degrees.

30. Gas Natural en Barcelona

Gas Natural en Barcelona
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Home to a Spanish natural gas utilities company.

31. Glòries ring at night

Glòries-ring
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A modern hotel in Spain located conveniently near landmarks such as Barcelona’s Monumental Bull Ring and the Sagrada Familia.

32. MUSAC – Museo de arte contemporáneo de Castilla y León

MUSAC - Museo de arte contemporáneo de Castilla y León
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A contemporary art museum, MUSAC building is celebrated for its avant-garde architecture.

33. Silos

Silos
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Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario is an art museum housed in once a grain storage facility on the banks of the Parana River.

34. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia
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The City of Arts and Sciences is a complex architecture , culture and entertainment located at the end of the old riverbed Turia.

So, if you’re a historical site buff or digging some distinct modern structural design, Spain is undeniably a place to explore.