Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca
Originally a synagogue and later a church, this 13th-century Mudejar building with white horseshoe arches looks more like a mosque.
Santo Domingo el Antiguo
This 16th-century convent church contains the earliest of El Greco's Toledo paintings, an altarpiece by the artist, and the crypt where he is buried (visible thorugh a peephole in the floor).
Sinagoga del Transito
Built in a Moorish style in 1366, this synagogue became a church after 1492 but is now being restored to its original form. Hebrew inscriptions adorn the walls of this major Jewish site.
Topped with a Mudejar tower, Santo Tomé is a chapel built to house El Greco's most famous painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz.
This fascinating 13th-century Mudejar church combines Moorish and Christian elements, including a horseshoe arches, early frescoes and a Renaissance dome.
This massive Gothic cathedral is brimming with art treasures, including several El Grecos, a 10-foot-high gilded monstrance, and carved altarpieces that stretch to the ceiling.
Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz
One of the oldest Moorish monuments in Spain, this tiny 10th-century mosque was built over a Visigothic chapel then converted into a church by King Alfonso.
Segovia Castle (Alcázar)
Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita) of Córdoba
The Mezquita of Cordoba is a beautiful and fascinating 8th-century mosque known for its forest of columns and striped arcades. Reflecting the religious changes Cordoba has undergone over the centuries, the Mezquita has been used as a Catholic cathedral since 1236 and contains an impressive Renaissance chapel.
Begun in 1221, this lovely cathedral benefited from creative talent imported from throughout Europe and is the third largest in Spain. El Cid is buried here.
Archive of the Indies
Torre del Oro (Tower of Gold)
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Founded in 1153, this spectacular Cistercian monastery and World Heritage Site features fine Manueline architecture and a large medieval kitchen with a stream running through it.
Lleida Cathedral (La Seu Vella)
A grand medieval cathedral in Catalonia, standing atop a citadel once occupied by a Moorish castle
Alcantarilha Bone Chapel
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Pilgrims from the Middle Ages to the present have walked the Way of St. James for months to arrive at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, home of the relics of St. James. The grand cathedral is mostly Romanesque, but has an impressive Baroque facade.
Located atop a rugged mountain near Barcelona, this popular pilgrimage destination has attracted pilgrims since the 12th century, who come to venerate the miraculous Black Madonna.