A delegation made up of institutional and technical managers from the Historian’s Office of Havana learned this Tuesday about the measures carried out in terms of accessibility in the heritage spaces of Ávila, Spain, by the Group of Cities Heritage of Humanity to which Salamanca and Segovia also belong.
Those in charge of receiving this delegation at the Palace of Los Verdugo were the Deputy Mayor for Employment, Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Sonsoles Prieto, and the Councilor for Tourism, Carlos López, as reported in a press release by the Consistory of the capital of Avila.
⛪️ #Heritage I Cuba is interested in accessibility in patrimonial spaces of Ávila
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Both Prieto and López were grateful that they chose Ávila during their visit to Spain to carry out an exchange of experiences in terms of accessibility and rehabilitation of historic buildings, such as the wall.
The Office of the Historian of Havana, created in 1938 for the protection of Old Havanais promoting the comprehensive restoration of the historic center of the city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
Within this mission, the Office has tourist routes that link the founding squares of the city, within the Comprehensive Accessibility Plan developed with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
In this context, the members of the Cuban delegation have been “especially interested” in the urban interventions carried out in Ávila. For this reason, the City Council of the capital of Ávila organized a work meeting with technicians on the different actions carried out, based on the premise that heritage should be enjoyed by all people, regardless of their abilities.
Thus, Cubans have been able to learn about the adaptations made in Ávila, thinking about the accessibility of the monuments and their rehabilitation.
In this regard, the manager of the Group of Spanish Heritage Cities, Ángel Rosado, valued the links and joint work that is beginning to develop between Spain, Cuba and Mexico, within the framework of the commemoration in 2023 of the 30th anniversary of the institution, to carry out common activities.