La Alhambra
La Alhambra

FOUR of Spain’s top ten most visited monuments are in Andalucia.

A list compiled by El Pais shows that the La Alhambra in Granada received 2.5 million visitors last year, and was the fourth most visited in the country.

The stunning palace and fortress was originally constructed in 889 AD before being renovated by Moors in the 13th century.

Cordoba’s La Mezquita – a stunning mosque originating from the 8th century – featured at number six with 1.6 million visitors.

The historic place of worship is followed by Sevilla’s Catedral de Santa Maria and Real Alcazar which both received 1.5 million visitors last year.

Sevilla Catedral
Sevilla Catedral

Andalucia is the most represented region on the list, followed by Madrid which has three monuments and Barcelona with two.

Topping the list with 3.7 million visitors is Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, or Basilica, which began construction in 1852 and is still undergoing works to its roof structure.

Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)

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