Gallery of Historical Images

Cid Campeador

Castilian knight and warlord, Spain's celebrated national hero. A popular folk-hero and national icon, with his life and deeds remembered in plays, films, folktales, songs.

Sancho II

King of Castile (since 1065), and León (1072).

Ferdinand I the Great

Count of Castile from his uncle's death in 1029 and the King of León after defeating his brother-in-law in 1037.

Francisco Franco

Spanish statesman, Caudillo and military leader from 1939 to 1975.


Prominent statesman and warlord of Muslim Spain.

Francisco de Goya

Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. He is considered the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

El Greco

Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance.

Diego Velázquez

Spanish painter, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.