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See these treasures of Christian art at Madrid’s Thyssen Museum

Magnificent statues reflect the faith and skill of centuries past.

Semana Santa in Seville, Spain: A Holy Week celebration like no other

There is no better time to visit Seville than during the Holy Week, to witness one of the most mesmerizing Catholic traditions in the world.

Salamanca: The third oldest university in the world is in Spain

The University of Salamanca was an intellectual capital of Europe during the Renaissance and remains a prestigious institute of higher learning today.

5 Little-known medieval monasteries in Catalonia, Spain  

The northeastern autonomous region of Catalonia is a treasure trove of Romanesque monasteries.

Why are Nativity scenes set up on mountaintops in Spain?

In the past century, mountaintop Nativities scenes have become a Spanish tradition.

13 Medieval monasteries around the pilgrimage route to Santiago, Spain

These architectural icons, built in the Spanish Romanesque style, are scattered along the Way of St. James, also known as the "Camino de Santiago."

Where does the name “Arizona” come from?

The curious Basque history of the name of a former Spanish colony.

The origins of the names “Santiago” and “Compostela”

In the year 813 the legend began to run in Galicia that the apostle, having evangelized Spain, had been buried in those same lands ...

Where 12th-century graffiti meets contemporary abstract art

The artist Sean Scully helps restoring the church of Santa Cecilia, in Montserrat.

Listen to King Alphonse X’s “Canticles of Holy Mary,” the most famous medieval collection of Marian songs and hyms

These Cantigas are comprised of 420 medieval poems, all of which mention the Virgin Mary

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