History

If we look a way back, the oldest remains of human life can be traced back between 30,000 BC and 50,000 BC and are found in the splendid Caves of Altamira, in Santander or the Atapuerca archeological site in Burgos. But from that moment many historical events have shaped Spain the way we see it today.

Due to its strategic position, several classical civilizations established their societies within the country’s territories such as the Greeks, Romans and Arabs among others, which left behind major cultural, social and artistic heritage that still can be found in many of the actual Mediterranean countries.

With the Catholic Monarchs period, in the 15th century, Spain unveils its most powerful periods, which consequently shaped an imperial historical period filled with conquers and wars. Its contemporary democratic history starts in the 20 century once the Spanish Civil war and Franco’s dictatorship are over.

  • Toledo
    Toledo

    Its long history, with a rich Muslim, Jewish and Christian heritage combined, Toledo is one of the most beautiful old towns in Spain.

  • Alhambra, Granada
    Alhambra, Granada

    An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alhambra in the southern city of Granada is a magnificent palace of the Moorish kingdom.

  • Medinaceli
    Medinaceli

    Of Roman origin, Medinaceli became an extensive and strategic town both for Christians and Muslims.

  • Segovia
    Segovia

    During the Kingdoms of Castilla periods, this fortress became one of the favorite for the government, and was built from the 12th to the 16th century.