Once there were more than 10,000 ancient palaces and defense structures, today about 2,500 of them are preserved. When the troops approached Isabelle and Ferdinand, they served as a protective mechanism protecting the country from invaders. Many of the best architectural monuments were built throughout the Middle Ages, when Muslim and Christian regions fought for power. And today castles and temples of Spain reflect the greatest events of national history. More than 500 medieval buildings have been preserved in surprisingly good condition. But most of them today belong to military units or private owners. Nevertheless, many ancient castles and temples of Spain are open to tourists.
Although the construction of the temple took more than 100 years, the building is still under construction today. Sagrada Familia is constantly evolving, every year turning into a more stunning masterpiece.
Similar to the airy sand palace from the pages of Arabian tales, the castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Debod is one of the few ancient Egyptian temples that can be seen outside of Egypt - it was donated to Spain by the Egyptian authorities and brought to Madrid.
One of the largest and most impressive palaces in Europe remains the official residence of the rulers of Spain, but is open to visitors so that everyone can see the royal collections of priceless masterpieces.
Built in the 20th century, Almuden Cathedral is a very new temple by European standards with a modern design that reflects its youth.
One of the most unusual surviving ancient castles in Spain is the Castell de Belver, known for its unique round shape and defensive exterior.
From time immemorial, pilgrims for many months walked to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela - the last point of the path of St. James. To this day, this temple is the main pilgrimage center of Catholicism.
The pearl of Baroque art and one of the two largest churches in Spain is based on the place where the image of the Virgin Mary appeared to the Apostle Jacob and handed the figurine. Today, the Pilar Basilica is an important pilgrimage center.
Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe. Here is also the largest altar in the world and the remains of Christopher Columbus rest. The cathedral features gilded sculptures depicting 45 scenes from the life of Christ.
From a modest fortification, having gone through a number of changes over several centuries, the Alcazar Castle has become one of the most popular palace attractions in all of Spain.
Toledo Cathedral of St. Mary is one of the largest and most important temples in Spain, recognized as the greatest Gothic building in Europe, in the treasury of which medieval masterpieces are stored.