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There are 38 Spanish places of interest on the UNESCO World Heritage List, a few of which you will definitely want to miss out on during your winter stay in Spain. The most well-known are:

  • The Alhambra in Granada  
  • Pillars, mosaics and fountains; the Moors have left their mark on one of the world's most fascinating structures, the Alhambra. Located at the foot of  the  highest mountain range in Spain, the Sierra Nevada, this is also an excellent winter sports area.
  • The Elx palm forest, near Alicante
  • The works of Antoni Gaudí: Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Sagrada Família, Casa Milà and Palau Güell in Barcelona.  Gaudí's works of art are a reason in itself for visiting Barcelona. The Sagrada Família, with its unique appearance, is often seen as the symbol of Barcelona.
  • The museums and architecture of Madrid
  • The cathedral and Alcázar of Seville
  • The historic city centre and the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostella
  • The white villages in the vicinity of Málaga

Cities
Something you should not forget when overwintering in Spain is to visit Barcelona. In addition to the titillating works of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona offers fantastic and friendly Gothic neighbourhoods with narrow streets. Remember to visit the Gothic cathedral, as it is a definite must-see. If you are not yet satisfied after your walk through Barcelona, be sure to visit the famous fountain at Plaça d'España. At night this fountain provides a true spectacle when the jets of water dance to the beat of the music, accompanied by an amazing light show.
A city the true museum lover should definitely not miss is the Spanish capital Madrid. In addition to the many museums you can also visit the Palacio Real, the Royal Palace. Furthermore, Madrid has a number of beautiful parks where you can go for a peaceful walk.
If you would like to sample the typical Spanish atmosphere then do not forget to visit the beating heart of Andalusia, Seville. Have a try at dancing the flamenco and admire the Moorish buildings. Controversial though it may be, you have the opportunity to watch bull fights in Seville.

Dalí
Spain has 3 Dalí museums, namely those in Figueres, Púbol en Portlligat. In the museum in Figueres, Dalí's native town, not only his own works are on display but the works of the artists who admired him as well.
A collection of Dalí's works is also on display in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Moreover, there are plans to make Dalí's house into a museum, too.

Picasso
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona consists of five interconnected merchant's houses. The history of these houses is found in the courtyards and the many other characteristic features. The main entrance of the museum was placed in the Carrer Montcada. This beautiful street is located in the La Ribera district.
The best collection of Picasso's work from his formative years is found in this museum. Picasso painted even at the tender age of fifteen. His works from this age are also on display in this museum. Works from his "Blue Period", which he painted while he lived alternately in Paris and Barcelona, are displayed in this museum.
And not only does the museum own paintings by Picasso, but some of Picasso's graphic works can also be admired here. The Picasso Museum in Malaga is also absolutely worth visiting during your winter vacation.