Monumental Journeys: Spain

Madrid, Burgos, Santander, Bilbao, and Toledo

On Monumental Journeys: Spain, International Council members experienced the rich history and culture of Spain. On this trip members explored prehistoric cave art, soaring Gothic cathedrals, and cutting-edge architecture in Madrid, Burgos, Santander, Bilbao, and Toledo with specialists while enjoying world-class accommodations and cuisine.

Trip highlights included:

  • Travel with WMF cultural preservationist Pablo F. Longoria and other specialists along the way
  • Private tours of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim museum in Bilbao and Renzo Piano’s new Botin Cultural Center in Santandar
  • Guided museum visits in Madrid, including the Velázquezs and Goyas of the Prado Museum; Picassos, Miros and Dalis of the Reina Sophia Museum; and a private tour of the Royal Palace
  • Explore 300,000 year old Paleolithic cave art
  • Private dinner at the home of WMF Spain President, Juan Carlos Fierro
  • Enjoy world-class cuisine and entertainment including a Flamenco performance and al fresco tapas lunch
  • Visit WMF restoration project at the Cathedral of Toledo
  • Traverse the ancient Añana salt flats and sample some of the world’s best artisanal salt
  • 5-star luxury accommodations in each city, including the Gran Hotel Ingles in Madrid, Hotel Landa in Burgos, and Gran Hotel Domine in Bilbao

Join World Monuments Fund’s International Council for exclusive access to Monumental Journeys and more!

For more information, please contact Brian Keliher at or 332 345-7348.