12 Treasures of Spain

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The 12 Treasures of Spain was a project that selected the purported "Twelve Treasures of the Kingdom of Spain". The contest was conducted by companies Antena 3 and Cope. The final results were announced on 31 December 2007. Nine architectural monuments, two natural monuments and a monument pictorial were chosen.

Contest[edit]

Four months after the international competition to choose the New Seven Wonders of the World, in late September 2007, Antena 3 and Onda Cero launched a campaign to elect the 12 so-called Treasures of Spain, an initiative based on the votes of the people, through internet and mobile phone. Finally, they received over 9,000 applications, and the candidates were whittled down to 20. At first they were to choose 7 Treasures of Spain, but later that figure was changed to 12.

Winners[edit]

The twelve winners in order of votes were:

TreasureLocationImage
Cathedral–Mosque of CórdobaAndalusia Córdoba, Andalusia
37°52′45.1″N 04°46′47″W / 37.879194°N 4.77972°W / 37.879194; -4.77972
MezquitaCatedral20.jpg
Cave of AltamiraCantabria Santillana del Mar, Cantabria
43°22′57″N 4°6′58″W / 43.38250°N 4.11611°W / 43.38250; -4.11611
Techo de Altamira (replica)-Museo Arqueológico Nacional.jpg
Seville CathedralAndalusia Seville, Andalusia
37°23′9″N 5°59′35″W / 37.38583°N 5.99306°W / 37.38583; -5.99306
CatedraldeSevilla2.jpg
AlhambraAndalusia Granada, Andalusia
37°10′37″N 3°35′24″W / 37.17694°N 3.59000°W / 37.17694; -3.59000
Alhambradesdegeneralife.jpg
Basilica of Our Lady of the PillarAragon Zaragoza, Aragon
41°39′25″N 0°52′42″W / 41.65694°N 0.87833°W / 41.65694; -0.87833
0849 pilar ebro 2004.png
Teide National ParkCanary Islands Tenerife, Canary Islands
28°15′47″N 16°36′58″W / 28.26306°N 16.61611°W / 28.26306; -16.61611
Teide Tenerife4.jpeg
Roman theatreExtremadura Mérida, Extremadura
38°54′55.4″N 6°20′18.6″W / 38.915389°N 6.338500°W / 38.915389; -6.338500
GradasTeatroRomano.JPG
Cathedral of Santiago de CompostelaGalicia (Spain) Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
42°52′50.2″N 8°32′39.8″W / 42.880611°N 8.544389°W / 42.880611; -8.544389
Catedral 060305.jpg
Ciudad de las Artes y las CienciasValencian Community Valencia, Valencian Community
39°27′16.30″N 0°21′01.31″W / 39.4545278°N 0.3503639°W / 39.4545278; -0.3503639
CAC noche - Valencia.jpg
Sagrada FamíliaCatalonia Barcelona, Catalonia
41°24′13″N 2°10′28″E / 41.40361°N 2.17444°E / 41.40361; 2.17444
Sagrada Familia 01.jpg
Beach of La ConchaBasque Country (autonomous community) San Sebastián, Basque Country
43°19′03″N 1°59′12″W / 43.31750°N 1.98667°W / 43.31750; -1.98667
Kontxa eskubanda eta hondartza Donostia.JPG
Guggenheim Museum BilbaoBasque Country (autonomous community) Bilbao, Basque Country
43°16′06.98″N 2°56′03.43″W / 43.2686056°N 2.9342861°W / 43.2686056; -2.9342861
Guggenheim-bilbao-jan05.jpg

Other finalists[edit]

ImageTreasureLocation
Castillo de Almansa sobre el cerro del Aguila.jpgCastle of AlmansaAlmansa, Province of Albacete
Arcoiris en el Palmeral de Elche.jpgPalmeral of ElcheElche, Province of Alicante
Alcazaba de Almería.jpgAlcazaba of AlmeríaAlmería, Province of Almería
Arrecife de las Sirenas.jpgCabo de GataNíjar, Province of Almería
Park Güell 02.jpgPark GüellBarcelona, Province of Barcelona
CasaMila-Balcons.jpgCasa MiláBarcelona, Province of Barcelona
Catedral de Burgos II.jpgBurgos CathedralBurgos, Province of Burgos
Monastery santo domingo silos twisted column.jpgAbbey of Santo Domingo de SilosSanto Domingo de Silos, Province of Burgos
Dolina-Pano-3.jpgArchaeological Site of AtapuercaAtapuerca and Ibeas de Juarros, Province of Burgos
Santander.Palacio.de.la.Magdalena.2.jpgPalacio de la MagdalenaSantander, Cantabria
SantilanaM2.jpgHistoric City of Santillana del MarSantillana del Mar, Cantabria
Castillo de Peñíscola desde el mar.jpgCastle of PeniscolaPeniscola, Province of Castellón
Morella Panorama 2.jpgHistoric City of MorellaMorella, Province of Castellón
Ceuta Spain.jpgRoyal Walls of CeutaCeuta
Campo de Criptana Molinos de Viento 1.jpgHistoric City of Campo de CriptanaCampo de Criptana, Province of Ciudad Real
TablasDeDaimiel2.jpgTablas de DaimielDaimiel and Villarrubia de los Ojos, Province of Ciudad Real
Casacolgantecuenca.jpgHanging HousesCuenca, Province of Cuenca
Rock walls in Ciudad Encantada.jpgCiudad EncantadaCuenca, Province of Cuenca
Salto del Gitano, Parque Nacional de Monfragüe.jpgMonfragüeProvince of Caceres
Bridge Alcantara.JPGAlcántara BridgeAlcántara, Province of Cáceres
Caceres Spain Plaza Mayor Arco.jpgHistoric City of CáceresCáceres, Province of Cáceres
Arcos de la Frontera, Spain.jpgHistoric City of Arcos de la FronteraArcos de la Frontera, Province of Cádiz
El Acebuche 03.jpgDoñanaProvinces of Cádiz, Huelva y Sevilla
Ripoll02.jpgMonastery of Santa Maria de RipollRipoll, Province of Gerona
Nevadawikipedia.jpgSierra NevadaProvinces of Almería and Granada
CortaAtalaya.jpgCorta AtalayaMinas de Riotinto, Province of Huelva
SanJuandelaPeña.JPGMonastery of San Juan de la PeñaSanta Cruz de la Serós, Province of Huesca
Cathedral palma mallorca spain 2007 08 15.jpgPalma CathedralPalma de Mallorca, Baleares
Castell de Bellver (Palma).jpgBellver CastlePalma de Mallorca, Baleares
Far de n' Enciola.JPGIsland of CabreraBaleares
Ubeda - antigua carcel.jpgHistoric City of ÚbedaÚbeda, Province of Jaén
Jaén-Catedral de la Asunción VPSM-20110919.jpgJaén CathedralJaén, Province of Jaén
Baeza - Catedral, exteriores 01.jpgBaeza CathedralBaeza, Province of Jaén
A coruna torre de hercules sunset edit.jpgTower of HerculesA Coruña, Province of A Coruña
Hostal dos Reis Católicos. Praza do obradoiro. Santiago de Compostela.jpgObradoiro SquareSantiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruña
Monasterio de Yuso 2.jpgMonasteries of San Millán de la CogollaSan Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja
Dunas de Maspalomas.jpgMaspalomas DunesGran Canaria, Province of Las Palmas
2008-12-19 Lanzarote Timanfaya.jpgTimanfayaLanzarote, Province of Las Palmas
Pulchra Leonina.jpgLeón CathedralLeón, Province of León
Panorámica de Las Médulas.jpgLas MédulasProvince of León
Muralla.Lugo.Galicia.jpgRoman Walls of LugoLugo, Province of Lugo
LleidaSeu20030605.jpgSeu VellaLleida, Province of Lleida
Taull001.jpgChurch of Sant Climent de TaüllTahüll, Province of Lleida
Escorial-sur.jpgMonastery of El EscorialSan Lorenzo de El Escorial, Community of Madrid
Palacio Real de Aranjuez.jpgRoyal Palace of AranjuezAranjuez, Community of Madrid
Universidad de Alcala.jpgCity Center of Alcalá de HenaresAlcalá de Henares, Community of Madrid
Murcia Cathedral.jpgCathedral of MurciaMurcia, Region of Murcia
Teatro Romano de Cartagena.jpgRoma theatre of CartagenaCartagena, Region of Murcia
Isla-perdiguera-mayor.jpgMar MenorRegion of Murcia
Rocks El Torcal de Antequera karst Andalusia Spain.jpgTorcal de AntequeraAntequera, Province of Malaga
Punte Nuevo Bridge, Ronda - Spain.jpgEl Tajo gorgeRonda, Province of Malaga
LaPisquerra.jpgBardenas RealesNavarre
Palacio de Olite.JPGPalacio Real de OliteOlite, Navarre
SelvaIrati06.jpgIrati ForestNavarre
Lago Ercina.JPGPicos de EuropaCantabria, Asturias and province of León
Santa maria del naranco-001.jpgChurch of St Mary at NarancoOviedo, Asturias
Covadonga.jpgSanctuary of CovadongaCangas de Onís, Asturias
San Martín de Frómista2.JPGChurch of San Martín de FrómistaFrómista, Province of Palencia
Canal de Castilla.jpgCanal de CastillaProvince of Burgos, Palencia and Valladolid
Mosteiro de San Xoán de Poio.jpgMonastery of San Xoán de PoioPoio, Province of Pontevedra
Islascies2.jpgCíes IslandsProvince of Pontevedra
Plaza Mayor Night.JPGPlaza Mayor de SalamancaSalamanca, province of Salamanca
University of Salamanca Fray Luis de Leon.jpgUniversity of SalamancaSalamanca, province of Salamanca
Tenerife2005 008.jpgHistoric Centre of San Cristóbal de la LagunaSan Cristóbal de La Laguna, Province of Santa Cruz
Aqueduct of Segovia 02.jpgAqueduct of SegoviaSegovia, Province of Segovia
Alcázar de Segovia 1-7-07.JPGAlcázar of SegoviaSegovia, Province of Segovia
La Granja Palacio.jpgPalace of La GranjaLa Granja de San Ildefonso, Province of Segovia
Edificio de la Antigua Capitanía General de Sevilla 2.jpgPlaza de EspañaSeville, province of Seville
Triana et la Calle Betis.JPGNeighbourhood of TrianaSeville, province of Seville
Catedral del Burgo de Osma (Soria), Castilla, España.jpgBurgo de Osma CathedralEl Burgo de Osma, Province of Soria
Tarragona.Circo.Romano.jpgArchaeological Ensemble of TarragonaTarragona, Province of Tarragona
Albarracín 2.jpgHistoric City of AlbarracínAlbarracín, Province of Teruel
Toledo Skyline Panorama, Spain - Dec 2006.jpgHistoric Centre of ToledoToledo, Province of Toledo
Alcázar atardeciente.jpgAlcázar of ToledoToledo, province of Toledo
Toledo Cathedral, from Plaza del Ayuntamiento.jpgToledo CathedralToledo, province of Toledo
VALENCIA ES Lonja inside.jpgLlotja de la SedaValencia, Province of Valencia
Castillo de Penafiel 7112.JPGPeñafiel CastlePeñafiel, Province of Valladolid
Valladolid San Gregorio 20080815.jpgColegio de San GregorioValladolid, Province of Valladolid
Zubia jun.jpgVizcaya BridgePortugalete and Getxo, province of Biscay
Gaztelugatxe 4199995260.jpgSan Juan de GaztelugatxeBermeo, province of Biscay
Olas 019.jpgHistoric Centre of GetxoGetxo, province of Biscay
Catedral de Zamora (fachada principal)2.JPGZamora CathedralZamora, Province of Zamora
Cloister of the Monasterio de Piedra.JPGMonasterio de PiedraNuévalos, Province of Zaragoza
Aljafería2.JPGAljafería PalaceZaragoza, province of Zaragoza
Ávila Chatedral main view.jpgÁvila CathedralÁvila, province of Ávila
Avila01.jpgWalls of ÁvilaÁvila, Province of Ávila

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