The International Day for Monuments and Sites was established by ICOMOS on 18 April 1982 and approved by UNESCO in the following year. This day aims to raise citizens’ awareness concerning the diversity and vulnerability of heri...
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES 2017
The International Day for Monuments and Sites was established by ICOMOS on 18 April 1982 and approved by UNESCO in the following year. This day aims to raise citizens’ awareness concerning the diversity and vulnerability of heritage sites, and the efforts associated to their protection and valorisation.
The theme of the International Day for Monuments and Sites in 2017 is "Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism". In a period of significant economic-cultural globalization, major social transformations and an exponential increase in tourism levels, safeguarding, study, interpretation and presentation of heritage sites and the cultural diversity of territories and countries constitute a key vector of tourism, since such initiatives valorise cultural differences and enhance knowledge and respect between peoples.
GUIDED TOUR TO THE "ÁLVARO SIZA VIEIRA: VISIONS OF ALHAMBRA" EXHIBITION
In 2011, the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira won a competition to create a new access and visitor centre for the Alhambra complex.
This guided tour to the exhibition will introduce visitors to the set of drawings, sketches, scale models and video testimonials.
Previously presented at the Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin (2014), the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (2014), the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, Granada (2015), the Nasjonalmuseet- Arkitektur, (2015) and the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2016), the exhibition presents the drawings and scale models that the architect produced while conceiving this new project. The exhibition thus offers privileged access to the architect's creative process.
Guided tour: António Choupina, curator of the exhibition
Max. no. of participants: 30
Access: free, subject to collecting a ticket on the day, from 17:30 onwards.