Spanish cities – World Heritage to Bucharest
The Cervantes Institute in Bucharest (Bd.Regina Elisabeta 38) will host between 21February – 12 April the photo exhibition called ‘ Cities – World Heritage- 15 Spanish jewels’ . On 21 February at 6:00 pm. there will be a short presentation of the 15 Spanish cities included in the UNESCO World Heritage and their touristic and cultural offer, followed by the vernissage.
The event is organised by the Spanish Embassy to Bucharest, the Group of the Cities World Heritage in Spain, the Tourism Bureau of Spain from Vienne and the Cervantes Institute in Bucharest.
There will be short speeches by Ms Rosa Maria Moro de Andres – the manager of the Instituto Cervantes in Bucharest, Ms Rosalia Fraga Pazos – marketing coordinator of the Tourism Bureau of Spain in Vienne, Mr Angel Rosado Martinez, the manager of the Group of World Heritage Cities of Spain and H.E. Ramiro Fernandez Bachiller, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Romania.
After the presentation, there will take place the vernissage of the photo exhibition ‘ World Heritage Cities . 15 jewels of Spain’. The exhibition will be open until 12 April in the Exhibition Hall of Instituto Cervantes and shows us through 58 images,the most significant buildings and sites of the 15 Spanish cities included in the UNESCO World Heritage List: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo y Úbeda. The exhibition was also presented by the Cervantes Institutes in Lyon, Utrecht, Vienne, Prague, Hamburg and Budapest, as well as the Town Hall of Bologna.
Spain has the privilege to occupy the third place among the countries with the highest number of sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, a global acknowledgement offered to these exceptionally valuabe goods whose use, protection and conservation through this statute, get international acknowledgement and make them belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory where they are placed.
Out of the 45 Spanish goods included in the list, exceptionally important are 15 cities, namely: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza / Eivissa, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo ?i Úbeda.
15 cities which reunite an extraordinary cultural heritage, unique in the world. World Heritage cities which are the best expression of the different civilisations which co-existed in the peninsula and in its archipelagos along the centuries and which imbued these places with history, architecture and customs. Monumental cities, but full of life, with a special and invaluable life style which makes them be different and attractive for all travellers who come to discover their treasures.
The Group of the World Heritage Cities in Spain, non-profit association founded in 1993 with the purpose to have a joint action with the view to protecting and promoting the historic and cultural heritage of these 15 sites, invites you to take the itinerary of the Spanish cities belongingto the UNESCO World Heritage and discover their beauty.
This activity is included in the collaboration agreements which the group of World Heritage Cities in Spain has with the Spanish government/Turespana with a view to internationally spreading the touristic offer of the Spanish Cities included on the UNESCO World Heritage list and with the Instituto Cervantes through its international network of centres for the promotion of the cultural heritage of the 15 Spanish cities.