La Sagrada Família
The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a magnificent basilica designed by celebrated Art Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudi. It remains unfinished, with estimated completion in 2026.
Montserrat Shrine
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.
León Cathedral
Located in northwest Spain along the Camino de Santiago, León Cathedral was built in a French Gothic style in the 13th century.
Mezquita de Cordoba
The Mezquita of Cordoba is a beautiful and fascinating 8th-century mosque that symbolizes the religious changes Cordoba has undergone over the centuries. It is now used as a cathedral.
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
Medieval pilgrims walked for months to Santiago Cathedral, home of the relics of St. James. It has a Baroque facade and magnificent Romanesque portals.
Monasterio de La Encarnación
An important pilgrimage stop, this Carmelite convent is where St. Teresa of Ávila lived, wrote and had many of her mystical experiences.
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
This Hapsburg convent was founded in 1559 by Joan of Austria, whose daughter hid away here rather than endure marriage to Felipe II. It is now a museum of the treasures given to the convent.
Avila Cathedral
Ávila's fortress-like cathedral was begun in the Romanesque style in the 12th century and later continued in the Gothic style, resulting in intriguing combination of styles and materials.