A Virtual Tour of Spain’s Highlights!

Aerial view of the Alhambra and Granada

A bird’s eye view of Granada’s Alhambra on AirPano

Whether you’re homebound, responsibly self-isolating or just dreaming about a visit to Spain, we have gathered together some virtual tours to help pass the time while you #stayathome. Thanks to many cultural organisations opening up their virtual doors, Spain’s unmissable and most spectacular cultural sights, museums and landmarks are at your fingertips to explore. Let us take you on a virtual tour of Spain’s highlights from the comfort of your own home!

Of course, we appreciate this can’t rival the experience of standing in front of Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ itself or peering up at intricate Mudejar ceilings or Gaudi’s vivid architectural creations. However, get these resources up on as big a screen as possible and you’ll be ‘virtually’ transported there! A healthy dose of inspiration and cultural stimulation with a strong Spanish & European emphasis will liven your day.

We can’t guarantee these will be as accessible for long so get clicking on the titles below! We highly recommend viewing these on a PC since many of these links do require a Flash Player. Now you have an excuse to contact that tech-savvy friend or family member!

Sevilla

Sevilla Cathedral from the air

The ‘Puerta de Nacimiento’ of Seville’s Cathedral on AirPano

Sevilla Cathedral

A small collection of 360º images on Google to explore Sevilla’s magnificent centrepiece, the 3rd largest Cathedral in the world. Put it on full screen to get a real sense of the proportions while you move around!

Royal Alcazar Palace

An excellent resource to visit Sevilla’s Palace-Fortress & gardens, which date back to Abd Al Raman III in the 10th Century. Don’t miss the fantastic Mudéjar architecture in the Salon de Embajadores and the Patio de las Doncellas.

Plaza de España & Maria Luisa Park

Take a good look around the centrepiece of the 1929 Ibero-American Expo, the Plaza de España with high quality 360 degree images. Carry on to enjoy the wide leafy avenues and exotic greenery in Maria Luisa park, right next door.

Murillo Exhibition at the Bellas Artes Museum 

A taster collection of the much appreciated Sevillian artist, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. The 4th centenary of his birth was celebrated just recently with many exhibitions all over the city, gathering together many of his works from all corners of the world.

Granada

Patio de Arrayanes in the Alhambra

The Arrayanes Courtyard in the Alhambra

The Alhambra

Needs little introduction…. A quite outstanding resource to float around the interior and exterior of this last bastion of the Moors in Spain, now a World Heritage Site – It has the added benefit of allowing you to explore Spain’s most visited sight ALL TO YOURSELF and on a sunny day/evening!

Cordoba

The Mezquita

The Mezquita’s eye-catching and iconic combination of Moorish and Christian architecture make this a unique sight. This is a relatively simple page to explore all the areas but beware! The white arrows move you around within the Mezquita, but the blue arrows take you to another location all together!

Malaga

Carmen Thyssen Museum

The sister museum to the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in Madrid with a focus on 19th century pieces and a particular focus on Andalucia’s custom and landscapes. Very much worth a visit, as much for the artwork as the 16th Century Palacio de Villalón, in which it is housed.

Picasso Museum

An extensive collection of works by Pablo Picasso on display in the city where the highly influential and skilful artist was born. It’s well organised in chronological order and has some useful & interesting comments to help understand the pieces. To explore further, take a virtual tour of the collection highlights in Barcelona’s Picasso Museum.

Caminito del Rey, Andalucia

Go virtual hiking along the 7km Caminito del Rey

Caminito del Rey, Ardales

A virtual tour of Spain’s highlights couldn’t miss out Andalucia’s rural scenery too. Take a virtual hike along Andalucia’s famed canyon walkway – for the more adventurous, even vertigo sufferers! Read more about Tailormade Andalucia’s experience in our blog post.

360º Malaga & the Costa del Sol

An excellent birds eye views of all the best spots in the Province of Malaga including the city itself and its port, fortress, beaches, marinas. Don’t miss the Ronda, Nerja’s Balcón de Europa, the Dólmenes at Antequera, the Caminito del Rey and the white village of Frigiliana.

Madrid

El Prado Museum

Undoubtedly one of Spain’s highlights and primed for a virtual tour of world famous artwork. Visit Madrid’s most famous collection of art including works by Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt and Goya. The full collection, plus a wealth of videos & tutorials explaining the background & history of the masterpieces are on show.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

A comprehensive & very easy to navigate permanent collection covering an outstanding variety of artwork from the 13th to the 20th Century. On top of this, you can explore temporary collections from the last few years – including Rembrandt & Sorolla exhibitions among others. A fantastic resource to glide between rooms and floors as well as viewing individual works up close.

Reina Sofia Museum

Madrid’s world-famous modern art museum has figuratively opened its doors to the three main collections covering the 20th Century of contemporary artwork from Picasso, Miró, Dalí and many more.

Sorolla Museum in Madrid

Sorolla’s paintings and furniture on display in the Sorolla Museum

Sorolla Musuem

Take a virtual stroll around the house museum of Valencia’s ‘Master of light’, Joaquin Sorolla. Access all the areas and view the wonderful masterpieces on display in this very realistic and easy-to-navigate virtual visit – the high-quality imagery really makes it feel like you are there.

Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Basilica

An excellent and very complete visit to one of Spain’s most recognisable landmarks. A little tricky at first to get the hang of the movement but this is a very in-depth virtual and ‘access all areas’ visit to Gaudi’s astonishing creation. Some excellent views to be had!

Sagrada Familia alter

Inside Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Casa Milà

A must-visit for those with an eye for architecture or interior design. It is an easy-to-use tool to navigate around another of Gaudi’s architectural wonders – La Pedrera. Don’t miss out on the chance to read up on Gaudi and his influence on Barcelona too.

Segovia

Segovia Alcazar

An intuitive tool to cruise around Segovia´s impressive fortress, its courtyards and plentiful rooms filled with armaments, medieval weapons and suits of armour. It is all in Spanish, however well worth a visit just for the building and content itself.

..and some more virtual highlights resources with much recommended sections on Spain:

View of Segovia Cathedral on AirPano

Privileged views of Segovia Cathedral on AirPano

AirPano

It would be difficult not to include this in any virtual tour of Spain’s highlights. A wonderful and quite addictive tool to float above many of Spain’s (and the world’s) most impressive sites – Warning: time does tend to disappear while on AirPano!! Put it on full screen, even on the TV if you’re feeling adventurous, to zoom in and out from a bird’s eye view! The website offers numerous multi-media services but the easily accessible resources are endless.

Google Arts & Culture

A comprehensive collection covering many aspects of Spain from artwork, landmarks, cuisine, even a Tour of Cervantes’ Spain. A one-stop shop with a huge variety however in many cases, we found the museums’ own resources are more complete and a little easier to navigate. Here are a few different suggestions that we have enjoyed that you may not otherwise have found:

Casa Mudéjar, Úbeda
Museum of Art and Popular Customs in the Upper Guadalquivir
Medina Azahara, near Cordoba
Dolmens near Antequera
Baelo Claudia ruins in Bolonia, Cadiz province
Antequera's prehistoric Dolmens

The entrance to the prehistoric burial ground or Dolmen, near Antequera

We’d love to hear your favourites and opinions, so please do let us know by leaving a comment.

If you just can’t wait to get planning your trip with us, you can contact us to get the ball rolling!

Have a fantastic virtual adventure!

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