'Gallaecia Petrea' constitutes a journey through the presence of stone in Galician culture, from the earliest times down to the present day; from the moment it became the basic element that shaped the landscape to its more recent uses in forms of cultural expression. It provides an insight into the relationships between territory and stone, generating a debate on one of the hallmarks of Galician culture, the Galician landscape and the Galician way of life, addressing the use of stone as both building material and artistic medium, explaining not only the reasons why it is used, but also the techniques used to work it and the various aesthetic languages employed. It features some of the most significant examples of such uses, both utilitarian or artistic, in varying kinds of stone, yet stems from a geological analysis of the territory to explain the choice of a specific material in each case.
Gallaecia Petrea brings together, for the first time ever, the most significant stonework produced in Gallaecia, namely modern-day Galicia, Northern Portugal and adjoining areas of Asturias: the territory bounded by the River Duero to the South and the River Navia to the East.... read more
The City of Culture opens its doors to all the citizens that want to know the cultural complex designed by Peter Eisenman. Visitors can have free access to the Museum, to the Archives and to the Library, as well as to the outdoor facilities, such as the Hedjuk Towers and the Central Plaza. Besides, there is a program of guided visits to the City of Culture that allows visitors to know the secrets of the architectonic project.
Guided visits: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 11:30 am and 5:30 pm. | Departure from 'Espacio On' point | Reservations not required
Group bookings: Please contact us at email@example.com / tlf: 881 997 584.
Free guided tours of Museo Gaiás
- 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
- Groups: firstname.lastname@example.org or 881 99 51 72.
Guided visits for schoolchildren: Tuesday to Friday. Contact us at email@example.com / tlf: 881 997 584.
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)
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
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
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
The VII Contemplative Music Festival features this year with the tour 'Spaces for Reflection': a group of churches will remain open during the days of the Festival, allowing residents and visitors to chart its own tour and discover the rich heritage of these temples and their brotherhoods.