Immersing in Spanish architecture is a challenging part. The diverse country is rich in architectural grandeur with an abundance of renowned buildings scattered throughout the country. One might need several years to explore the bequest of more than two millennia of consolidation and conquest. If you are on your debut visit to Spain, consider checking the Andalusia region and Barcelona out.
The Moorish influence on most of Spanish architecture is clearly evident with the Moorish conquers most part of the country in the eighth century. The Gran Mosque of Cordoba is a striking architectural masterpiece having a Moorish influence. With eight hundred and fifty six ornate pillars, vaulted ceiling and astounding hypostyle hall, the Grand Mosque became the most striking wonders of the medieval world. Later, it was transformed into a Catholic cathedral. Another fine example of Moorish influence is the Alhambra in Granada. It is a marvelous fort and palace with thirteen towers, cooling courtyards and yawning terraces with awe-striking exterior walls.
Those who are heading to Seville should not miss out the majestic Seville cathedral. The cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe and the largest Gothic building on earth. Saint Mary Cathedral in south Madrid is a well-known attraction for architecture lovers.
The country was under the rules of the Romans from 218 B.C. to the fifth century until the Goths occupied the land. One could come across abundance Roman remains and stunning relics that have survived till today. The region of Castile-La Mancha houses maximum number of Roman remains spreading across several archaeological parks.
Barcelona is home to some of the architectural masterpieces that would surely inspire your awe. The Sagrada Familia is a fine example. Technically incomplete, its Art Nouveau towers have made a place in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.