The Royal Road from Seville and Cadiz to Madrid

Cahn, Alicia Leonor (2005) The Royal Road from Seville and Cadiz to Madrid. 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)

The Spanish Royal Intercontinental Land and Sea Route of the Carrera de Indias and Galeón de Manila continues by navigable river and land routes from Seville and Cadiz. Of the alternative land routes leading to the interior of the peninsula, I will discuss the one specifically connecting Madrid.Seville and Cadiz have played key roles as centers of control, distribution and concentration of goods in commercial exchange between Spain, America and the Philippines.Among the inland distribution routes to the major cities of the peninsula, the one linking Madrid with Seville and Cadiz is particularly notable, unquestionably the product of the leading role of the capital as the most important political and administrative center of the empire, with a central location within the territory and serving as a hub for communications, among other relevant aspects.The cultural route of this inland road has different sections, which are linked to original path of the Roman roads, livestock trails, wagon roads, relay stations, etc., whose superimposition of activities has strengthened this cultural route.Within this network of roads for the transport of goods, passengers, etc., it is also of interest to identify the path of the Royal Road with its modifications, the major cities and/or supply points registered in historic topographical features and the current status of their remains.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Cahn, Alicia Leonor
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural route; historical survey
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Camino Real, Spain
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 14:47
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
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