Legal protection of cultural itineraries: The route to Santiago

Anguita Villanueva, Luis (2005) Legal protection of cultural itineraries: The route to Santiago. 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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Abstract (in English)

Cultural itineraries are defined by a physical element, the timetable through which they develop and by an element of civilization. Nonetheless, one of the biggest problems confronting societies is how to protect and conserve a development which is taking a downturn both culturally as well as physically. How to protect something that is hundreds or thousands of kilometers long? How to harmonize the protection of something which falls under 2 or 3 layers of jurisprudence of different countries? In this sense, the “Camino de Santiago” is, in my opinion, the cultural icon that is best defined and has the most number of protective measures encompassed by international organizations such as UNESCO and the European Union as well as the local, regional and national laws of the areas it traverses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Anguita Villanueva, Luis
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural routes; legal protection; World heritage list
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Camino de Santiago, Spain
UNESCO WHC Number: 669
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 12:57
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15

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