Travel Back In Time By Visiting These Historic Sites Ii Spain

Alhambra de Granada, Granada, Spain
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From the days of the Roman Empire to the Moorish conquest and the Inquisition, Spain has had a tumultuous yet fascinating history, with a rich selection of ruins, artifacts, and architecture left behind as a result. Here are some of the most intriguing sites in Spain that are sure to transport you back in time with their rich cultural history.

Jewish Quarter Of Toledo

This district of the city served primarily as the home to Toledo’s Jewish population during the Middle Ages, up until the start of the Spanish Inquisition in 1492 when Jews were expelled from the country. Among the attractions that have continued to stand since those dark days is the Synagogue of El Tránsito, which now serves as the Sephardic Jewish Museum which offers insights into the city’s Jewish past.

Alhambra de Granada

Located in the southern Spanish city of Granada, Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex built by the Islamic rulers of what was then the Emirate of Granada. This complex includes a mosque and hammams (public baths) and remains one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world, offering a window into the North African influences of Spain. The opening hours for this fortress vary according to the time of year so check out the official website to book your ticket and plan your visit.

Sagrada Familia

Located in historic Barcelona, this unique temple was designed by renowned Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí in 1882. Conceived as a temple for the people by the people, the Sagrada Familia is viewed as an architectural masterclass despite not being completed. In addition to tours, this UNESCO World Heritage site is also open to visitors as a place of worship.