To live in one of the cities declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is a real privilege, and Spain is lucky enough to have up to 48 places with this recognition, along with Italy and China.
Palace of Piedras Albas in Trujillo (16th century)
Built over the arcades known as the Portal del Pan by Pedro Suárez de Toledo, this is a 16th century Renaissance palace that originally belonged to the Orellana Toledo family and, later, to the Marquises of Orellana la Vieja and the Marquises of San Juan de Piedras Albas.
19th-century palace in the centre of Cordoba
This is a majestic two-storey palace, with a red and ochre façade, whose list of illustrious guests includes King Alfonso XII. In 1887, on the occasion of the visit of the monarch Ricardo Martel, IX Count of Torres Cabrera, he ordered the construction of a very rich Throne Room, one of the most emblematic rooms of the palace.
Torres Cartujos (Valencia)
This is the farmhouse of the Carthusian monks of Porta Coeli who, after the donation of 44,000 vine shoots, gave rise to the “wine of the Carthusian monastery”. What became the best vineyard in the Kingdom in the 18th century, which has cellars with Gothic naves with buttresses and a tower with a Mudejar-style sundial, surrounded by 12 hectares of orange and olive trees. This property is for sale for 6 million euros.
Modernist villa in Castelldefels
This modernist villa in Castelldefels boasts the work of Francisco Berenguer Mestres, a disciple of Antonio Gaudí. The property preserves numerous original elements of early 20th-century architecture. It is for sale for five million euros.
Neoclassical mansion in El Escorial (Madrid)
This is a villa of 812 m2 on a plot of 3,916 square metres that shows the perfect harmony between the antique and the most modern technology. The exterior of the palatial home features landscaped gardens, a large swimming pool with solarium and a spacious garage with three covered and four uncovered parking spaces. This property, which is being sold for two million euros, is surrounded by cypress and pine trees.
18th-century palace in Toledo
In the historic centre of Illescas, you can find an 18th-century palace house with authentic La Mancha flavour. It is for sale for 4.7 million euros. With more than 1,800 square metres distributed over two floors around a large central courtyard where its clay slabs and stone columns surround an interior garden of oleanders and olive trees.
Villa in La Cañada (Valencia)
This villa is reminiscent of the structures of the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange). With a surface area of 655 m2, distributed in six bedrooms, heated and outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium and wine cellar, it is on sale for 1.5 million euros.