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The Sierra Minera opt to be World Heritage (12/09/2012)

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Region of Murcia, through the Department of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets, has taken steps, in collaboration with the City of La Union, to make the Sierra Minera obtain the qualification of Landscape Protected Cultural, which in turn will allow your return in the future as a World Heritage Site.

This has been the main issue to be discussed this morning the President of the Autonomous Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, and the mayor of the mining town, Francisco Bernabé, during the working meeting both held in the Palace of San Esteban, regional government headquarters.

The declaration of Protected Cultural Landscape is a modern legal concept emerged for the preservation and enhancement of open spaces in which, as well as deposits or historic remains and monumental heritage character, also attend a series of scenic, natural, social and cultural make a living and changing.

In this regard, according to the European Landscape Convention, adopted in 2000, the cultural landscape is the result of the interaction over time of people on the environment, a territory whose expression is perceived and valued for its cultural qualities that product arises from a process that constitutes support of a community identity.

This agreement was ratified by Spain in 2007 and came into force in Spain in March 2008.

In this case, an important part of this space and enjoys a signified environmental protection measures, to be included within the Calblanque Regional Park, Mount of Ashes and Eagle Rock.

In addition, in 2010 there was also the statement of the Sierra Minera BIC, with the category of Historic Site, which allowed to give the highest degree of legal protection to major archaeological remains of the various stages of mining that has taken the Sierra throughout the centuries.

Now, as Barnabas, with this new step is intended that all of this space, including its population centers, it is considered as a singleton at the crossroads also aesthetic values, environmental and, most fundamentally, an intangible cultural, Thanks to Flamenco and mining songs, intimately linked to a history marked by the exploitation of mining, which have formed a unique and highly attractive reality that deserves special protection.

Having gained this statement, he added, the Sierra Minera is nominated to UNESCO to achieve considering Heritage.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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