UNESCO World Heritage Sites Andalucia

View of the Mezquita from the Roman bridge in Cordoba Andalusia
Marking the 25th anniversary of Spain´s World Heritage Cities group and 2018 being the European Year of Cultural Heritage , this Saturday 15 September has been declared Noche del Patrimonio or World Heritage Night all across Spain! The Spanish group of World Heritage Cities is made up of 15 cities, all of which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The cities are Cordoba , Ubeda , Baeza , Alcalá de Henares, Cáceres, Ávila, Cuenca,...
Caliphate City of Medina Azahara Cordoba new UNESCO World Heritage Site
Medina Azahara declared World Heritage Site The ancient Califate City of Medina Azahara near Cordoba has been included in the new UNESCO World Heritage List, announced in Manama (Bahrain) yesterday, 01 July. Read more below about Medina Azahara - the archaeological site, its history and visitor information. Photo: UNESCO announces World Heritage Listing for Medina Azahara. Medina Azahara was Spain´s only 2018 nomination and its inclusion now...
Alhambra palace Granada Spain top sites
Easyjet launches new routes from London & Manchester to Granada. Low-cost airline Easyjet have will start operating flights to Granada airport in Andalucia from London Gatwick (February) and Manchester (21 July) this year. The London Gatwick flights will run three times a week all year round (including low season months) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays ; bringing an estimated 20,000 British visitors to Granada next year (according to...
The Mezquita, Cordoba´s mesmeriazing mosque cathedral
Did you know that April 18 is World Heritage Day? It´s also called World International Monuments and Sites Day and is a day to celebrate the diversity of cultural heritage and the importance of trying to protect and conserve it. The perfect time to remind ourselves of just how many amazing World Heritage Sites we have here in Andalucia and share the news that two local sites look set to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List soon… Photo:...
ubeda parador hotel and salvador church
A new motorway has just been opened between the city of Jaen and the UNESCO towns of Ubeda and Baeza . The 50km stretch of new road is apty named the Autovia del Olivar (Olive Motorway) as it winds through Spain´s largest olive belt in the heart of Jaen province. Reducing the journey time to Ubeda from Jaen by around 40%, this new motorway helps open up two of Andalucia´s finest (yet least known) historic towns to visitors – making it now...
View of Antequera Andalucia lovers rock and dolmens unesco sites spain
Andalucian sites added to the new UNESCO World Heritage List 2016. El Torcal national park along with the Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers Rock) and the Megalithic dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral , near Antequera, have been added to this year´s UNESCO´s World Heritage List , just announced on 15 July . The five sites - three cultural and two natural - are described by UNESCO as: “The Antequera dolmens are outstanding examples of megalithic...
mosque cathedral cordoba
Exactly 30 years ago , Cordoba´s mesmerizing Mosque – Cathedral (The Mezquita) was designated a World Heritage Site. Ten years later, the Historic Centre surrounding it was added to the list. So, there´s never been a better time to visit one of Andalucia´s cultural jewels to celebrate their big UNESCO anniversies... 30 years : The Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba (UNESCO Nov 1984). 20 years : The Historic Centre of Cordoba (UNESCO Dec 1994). Here´s...