In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.


In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.


This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Experts. Libraries.

Catalogue of the collections of Spain's bibliographic heritage    

Description and localisation of books and other bibliographic assets deposited in Spanish public and private libraries which, due to their antiquity, rarity or value, form part of Spain's historic heritage

Catalogue of public libraries    

Description and localisation of books and other bibliographic assets deposited in public or private Spanish institutions which, due to their antiquity, rarity or value, form part of the Spain's heritage. It provides access to the collections of 52 national public libraries (BPE), and 17 public library networks in Spain's Autonomous Regions (Andalusia, Aragon, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-La Mancha, Castile-León, Catalonia, Madrid Region, Region of Valencia, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Navarre, Basque Country (2), Region of Asturias and Region of Murcia).

Spanish libraries directory    

The Spanish libraries directory provides information on national and regional libraries, public libraries, libraries in institutions of higher learning and specialist libraries.

Virtual historic press resources library    

This portal contains the results of the process of cooperative digitalisation by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Autonomous Regions and other institutions for memory in order to preserve and provide access to historic press resources published in Spain.

Virtual bibliographic heritage library   

The objective of the virtual bibliographic heritage library is the dissemination through digital facsimiles of collections of manuscripts and printed works which form part of Spain's historic heritage. It allows unlimited consulting of collections whose characteristics make them difficult to access. It comprises the digital facsimile reproductions of the collections in Spain's bibliographic heritage.


Hispana is a content aggregator for databases of digital collections in archives, libraries and museums. Highlights of these collections include the institutional repositories of Spanish universities and the digital libraries of the Autonomous Regions, which offer access to an growing number of several different types of material (manuscripts, printed works, photographs, maps…) from Spain's bibliographic heritage.

Professional resources for libraries    

Access to information and tools to assist in the activities of professional librarians in order to further their ongoing training and offer technical and advisory services relating to this subject.

Spanish National Library: collections

Spanish National Library: catalogues

Publications on the subject of libraries    

Access to official publications issued by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport on the subject of libraries.

Cultural Documentation Centre    

The Cultural Documentation Centre offers public access to over 25,000 books and specialist journals covering a wide spectrum of cultural matters.

Catalogue of collections. Cultural Documentation Centres   

This catalogue contains the collections of three of the documentation centres of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport: the Cultura Library Centre, the Books and Reading Library Centre, and the Intellectual Property Documentation Centre.


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