Cultural Diary

[Music]

Venue
Museo do Pobo Galego
Location
Rúa de San Pedro, 2, Santiago de Compostela, 15703
Start date
16/10/2010
End date
16/10/2010
Start hour
19:30
[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
[Congresses and meetings]
Start date
17/06/2013
End date
21/06/2013
Start hour
10:00