Cultural Diary

[Presentations]

New web of Alameda Park featuring detailed information of the singular species, trees and bushes, hedges and monuments in this magnificent park, including maps.

Developed to mark the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention.

Content available in Spanish, Galician and English.

+info and programme here

www.parquealamedasantiago.com

Organised by:
Turismo de Santiago de Compostela | Concejalía de Turismo
Parks and Gardens Dpt. | Concejalía de Medio Ambiente
Consorcio de Santiago de Compostela
University of Santiago de Compostela

Venue
Parque de la Alameda
Location
Rúa do Campiño da Ferradura , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
11/11/2012
End date
11/12/2012
Start hour
10:00
[Social events]

Under the motto “World Heritage and Sustainable
Development: the role of UNESCO’s local communities”, Santiago celebrates today the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention.

Among the activities planned to celebrate this anniversary is the open doors of numerous museums and emblematic monuments of the city.

 

OPEN DAY IN MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS

Casa de la Troya
Open: 11 am-2 pm / 4-8 pm.
Rúa da Troia (no number)

Galicia Contemporary Art Centre CGAC
Open: 11 am-8 pm.
Rúa Ramón del Valle-Inclán (no number)

Eugenio Granell Foundation - Pazo de Bendaña
Open: 11 am-2 pm / 4-8 pm.
Praza do Toural (no number)

Hostal de los Reyes Católicos
Open: 11 am-2 pm / 4-7 pm.
Praza do Obradoiro

Monastery of San Martiño Pinario
Open: 10:30 am | (guided tour lasting approx. 2 hrs)
Booking: read more

Start date
16/11/2012
End date
16/11/2012
Start hour
09:00
[Celebrations]

The Spanish Group of World Heritage Cities celebrates today the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention under the theme "World Heritage and sustainable development: the role of local communities".

Celebrate it with us!

In 1960 an extraordinary event focussed the attention of the international community on protecting a historic monument: when the Abu Simbel temple was threatened by the construction of a dam on the Nile, 50 countries worked together to transfer it to an area safe from flooding.

Looking back, this was the first step towards the international community considering that some of the planet’s treasures are of interest to all men and beginning to think of ways of protecting them.

Twelve years later, on November 16, 1972, UNESCO approved the World Heritage Convention, which is aimed at protecting cultural and natural sites considered of exceptional universal value.
    
Today, the Convention has been adopted by 190 countries and the World Heritage List includes 962 sites located in 157 countries.
This year, under the theme “World Heritage and sustainable... read more

Start date
16/11/2012
End date
16/11/2012
Start hour
10:00
[Guided visits]

Santiago celebrates the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention. Citizens and visitors can enjoy this morning of a free guided tour around the Alameda Park.

+info and programme here

Meeting point: “Dos Marías” sculpture (Alameda Park entrance)
Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm.
Maximum participants: 25 (booking in advance recommended)

All participants will receive a special gift to mark the occasion

BOOKINGS:
Municipal Parks and Gardens Information Centre
Alameda Park. T: 650 125 589
Open: Monday to Friday, 9 am-2 pm.
Or e-mail: alamedamonumentoverde@gmail.com

Organised by:
Turismo de Santiago de Compostela | Concejalía de Turismo
Parks and Gardens Dpt. | Concejalía de Medio Ambiente

Venue
Parque de la Alameda
Location
Rúa do Campiño da Ferradura , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
16/11/2012
End date
16/11/2012
Start hour
11:00
[Guided visits]

Santiago celebrates the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention. Citizens and visitors can enjoy this evening of a free guided tour around the Bonaval Park.

+info and programme here

Meeting point: in front of Museo do Pobo Galego
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm
Maximum participants: 25 (booking in advance recommended)

All participants will receive a special gift to mark the occasion

BOOKINGS:
Municipal Parks and Gardens Information Centre
Alameda Park. T: 650 125 589
Open: Monday to Friday, 9 am-2 pm
Or e-mail: bonavalmonumentoverde@gmail.com

Organised by:
Turismo de Santiago de Compostela | Concejalía de Turismo
Parks and Gardens Dpt. | Concejalía de Medio Ambiente

Venue
Parque de Santo Domingo de Bonaval
Location
Bonaval, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
16/11/2012
End date
16/11/2012
Start hour
16:30