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The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group programs its new cultural activities for 2020

11 de febrero del 2020

Madrid, February 11th, 2020. Today the Executive Commission for Education, Culture and Sports of the Spanish World Heritage Cities Group has held a new meeting in which the new calendar of events 2020 has been approved. Among others, stands out the 3rd edition of the Heritage Night, which will be held simultaneously in the 15 cities of the Group on September 12th ; the 3rd Heritage Cities Race Circuit, the 7th Chamber Music Series and the 7th edition of Aula Patrimonio project , aimed at schoolchildren.

The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) in Madrid and was chaired by the mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo, with the coordination of the Councilor for Culture of Salamanca, María Victoria Bermejo, and Silvia Fernández from Mérida. In addition, the following councilors participated: María Aranguren (Alcalá de Henares), Ángel Sánchez (Ávila), Beatriz Martín (Baeza), Fernanda Valdés (Cáceres), Blanca Torrent (Córdoba), Miguel Ángel Valero (Cuenca), Pep Tur ( Ibiza), Yaiza López (San Cristóbal de La Laguna), Mercedes Rosón (Santiago de Compostela), Gina Aguiar (Segovia), Manel Castaño (Tarragona), Teodoro García (Toledo) and Elena Rodríguez (Úbeda).

Heritage Night. 

The Heritage Night was born in 2018 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Group.

La Noche del Patrimonio. La Nit del Patrimoni. A Noite do Patrimonio', was an unprecedented event in Spain, held simultaneously in the 15 cities, with a program of cultural activities and citizen participation, where contemporary dance played a relevant role, together with the Heritage and its social function

In addition, as every year each city will open for free various heritage spaces during the whole night and complementary cultural activities will be offered in the historical centers, within the sections ‘Open Heritage’ and ‘Live Heritage’.

7th Chamber Music Series

The Series will reach its seventh edition in 2020 and will begin in March in Ibiza. The meeting was attended by the artistic director of the Albéniz Foundation and the Reina Sofía Superior School of Music, Juan Mendoza, with the aim of closing the calendar and program of the 15 concerts that will make up this series, which will be presented next month in Madrid. Nearly 20,000 people have been able to enjoy this series of top-level concerts throughout these six years, in unique spaces such as cathedrals, churches, palaces, museums, monasteries and other historic buildings.

Aula Patrimonio

The commission has also reviewed the status of the 7thedition of the Aula Patrimonio project, a program in which nearly 9,000 schoolchildren have participated in the last four years and whose objective is that young people value and get to know their cities and also those of the rest of Spain that have been recognized by UNESCO World Heritage. The registration period for participating schools in the 15 cities is open until March 15th. From that date on, each city will present a candidate for the national contest.

3rd Race Series

The “World Heritage Cities” Race Series, which is developed in collaboration with EDP and Paradores, celebrates its third edition in 2020. In the meeting this morning the executive commission set the calendar of races that will form the series and will be presented soon in Salamanca. The Group includes Spanish cities whose historical groups have been included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza / Eivissa, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo and Úbeda. 


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