The Route of Santiago in Spain (Camino Francés) as WHS: Its conservation and management

Martorell Carreño, Alberto (2005) The Route of Santiago in Spain (Camino Francés) as WHS: Its conservation and management. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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The Route of Santiago de Compostela (in Spain) was inscribed to the WH List in 1993. It was the first cultural route included in the international listing. Its study has special interest both by the great cultural heritage along the route and its historical significance, and by the possibility of analyzing the application of cultural route’s theoretical and practical postulates to a WHS. The paper proposed is based in studies of the site made by the author as member of CIIC and will include: a) General reference to the historical significance of the Route of Santiago de Compostela. b) Presentation of the most important monuments, sites, and landscapes linked to the Route. c) Santiago’s Route as a living cultural route. d) The way settings and other elements along the Route of Santiago were defined in its inscription as WHS. e) The conservation and management of Santiago’s Route in Spain, analyzing planning documents and practical cases. It will be specially presented the Management Plan of the Route of Santiago de Compostela in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja. This plan is a very interesting example of integral planning in a WH cultural route.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Martorell Carreño, Alberto
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural route; World Heritage List; definition; historic monuments; conservation; management plans
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Camino de Santiago (Camino Francés), Spain
UNESCO WHC Number: 669
International Scientific Committee: Cultural Routes
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 16:47
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2023 14:45
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