While you wait for the world to open back up, take a virtual vacation to these famous Spain landmarks. Go inside centuries-old cathedrals in Barcelona, explore works of art in Madrid, visit a famous museum in Bilbao, and stroll through an idyllic winery in Valladolid.
These virtual tours, interactive maps, and entertaining videos make it easier than ever to enjoy this beautiful country’s iconic sites. Now open up a bottle of rioja, grab a slice of Iberico, and enjoy your virtual vacation to España.
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
See the intricate details of Barcelona’s crown basilica, La Sagrada Familia, during a virtual tour that takes you across different angles of its facade, inside the cloister of the rosary, and even down into its crypt.
This unique masterpiece of architecture, and perhaps the most iconic of Spain’s landmarks, was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. The structure combines Gothic and Art Nouveau styles and has been in construction for over 135 years. The finished project is expected to be completed by 2026.
Light a virtual candle, share an intention, or watch a livestream mass from the Barcelona Cathedral, a stunning work of 14th-century neo-Gothic architecture located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.
If you prefer to skip the ceremonial rituals and focus on the design instead, take a 360-degree tour of the cathedral, a monument for Santa Eulalia (Barcelona’s co-patron saint), and step inside its gorgeous interior where you can admire its beautiful stained glass and high vaulted ceilings.
La Pedrera, Barcelona
The curved white marble exterior of Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, is part of what makes it one of Barcelona’s most recognized residential buildings. Now you can see the equally spectacular interior of Gaudí’s last-ever residential building by visiting the house on a virtual tour.
Marvel at the doors carved with geometric patterns, the unique window shapes, the gorgeous inner courtyard surrounded by green vines, and the roof terrace of this modernist masterpiece.
Picasso Museum, Barcelona
Learn more about one of history’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso, during a virtual tour of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. With over 4,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the Picasso Museum offers one of the most comprehensive looks into the prolific painter and sculptor’s life.
Watch detailed videos that take you through Picasso’s early work, his Blue and Rose periods, his seminal Las Meninas series, and more.
Cathedral of Valencia, Valencia
Built on the site of Roman temple that later became a mosque under the Moors, the Valencia Cathedral is one of the city’s most important landmarks and a beautiful example of Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical and Renaissance architecture all in one structure.
Step inside with this 360-degree video of the cathedral, which supposedly holds one of the holy chalices of the world inside one of its chapels.
The Alhambra, Granada
A tour of Spain’s landmarks isn’t complete without a stop at the Alhambra (which means Red Castle in Arabic), a gorgeous brick-colored fortress located in the city of Granada.
Dating back to the 9th century, the Alhambra was extensively renovated by the Emirate of Granada, who refashioned it into an intricate palace, which was later used as the royal residence of the Sultan of Granada.
See photos of the colorful tiled floors, scalloped arches, and intricate ceramic and wood carvings etched into every wall and corner by clicking through a 3D map of the palace that shows detailed photos of the Alhambra.
Park Guell, Barcelona
If you want to experience even more Gaudí magic, then go on a 360-degree interactive journey around Park Guell, Gaudí’s iconic playground that he originally envisioned as an idyllic garden city on the hills of Barcelona.
Designed during Gaudí’s naturalist phase, Park Guell’s architectural elements were inspired by the diverse colors and textures of nature. See Park Guell’s bright mosaic patterns, curved arches, and animal sculptures from up close.
This interactive tour also includes fun pop-up facts scattered throughout the park’s most popular spaces, such as The Cave of the Elephant and the Room of 100 Columns.
Royal Alcazar, Seville
The Royal Alcazar is one of the famous landmarks in Seville. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Alcazar is a prominent example of decorative Mudéjar architecture.
Admire this ornamental style during an interactive virtual tour that takes you through the sunken gardens, lush courtyards, and mosaic-filled rooms of the Royal Alcazar.
Take in the asymmetrical curved facade of Frank Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao through the eyes of a free-runner, as he jumps and slides through the building’s facade and runs around artwork by Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, and Jenny Holzer in this interactive experience.
Learn all about the masterpieces inside the museum, including one of Rothko’s first murals and Willem de Kooning’s abstract paintings. Take a tour through several of its exhibitions, where you’ll spot pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yves Klein, and Cy Twombly, and more modernist treasures.
Experience an in-depth explanation of four paintings by Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz, James Rosenquist, and Sigmar Polke.
Roman Theatre, Cartagena
Pretend like you’re walking around ancient ruins by going on a virtual tour of the Roman Theatre in Cartagena, a spectacular archeological site that dates back to 5 BC.
The semicircular theater in Cartagena is dedicated to Gaius and Lucius Caesar and in later centuries served as a market. Its ruins were discovered recently in 1988 and restorations were finally completed in 2003.
Admire the stadium seating area, vaulted galleries, and the view from the stage in crystal clear, 360-degree photographs.
Now that you’ve finished your virtual tour through these famous landmarks in Spain, it’s never too early to start planning the real thing. Browse through cruises to Spain on our website and get ready to embark on your next unforgettable cruise vacation.