UNESCO, an arm of the United Nations, has established a list of the World Heritage Sites, the Earth’s most significant places, based on historical, cultural, and aesthetic considerations. These places should be preserved so that all mankind can appreciate their legacy, their significance, and their beauty.
Spain has many towns and cities which have been designated as World Heritage Sites because of the historical, cultural, and aesthetic value. Here is the second installment of Spain’s World Heritage Sites that we have visited.
Old Town of Avila — With the best preserved medieval walls in Europe, Avila draws tourists from far and wide. In addition to the walls, the town offers pleasantly walkable streets and a tribute to native daughter, Saint Teresa (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).
Historic City of Toledo — Just east of Madrid is another splendid Spanish city, full of history and with much to offer the tourist. Gaze in awe at its Cathedral or follow in the steps of the famous painter, El Greco (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).
Cathedral, Alcazar, and Archivo de Indias in Seville — Seville is the capital and largest city of Andalusia, the region of Spain which occupies the southwestern section of the country. It is a city which is proud of its heritage and which revels in its popularity (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).
Old City of Salamanca — This university town northwest of Madrid offers a lively and elegant side trip from Madrid. Spend some time in the beautiful and stately Plaza Mayor and check out its lovely Cathedral (Walking Tour available for $1.49 on website).