New UNESCO heritage sites to visit during incentives in Madrid
The Retiro Park and El Prado art gallery fall within a 203-hectare area are vying to become UNESCO heritage sites. Another two reasons to visit Madrid and organize your incentives in the capital os Spain
This area includes the Puerta de Alcalá, Cibeles Palace, Los Jerónimos church, the stock market headquarters, the botanical gardens, the Buen Retiro mansion, the official academy of the Spanish language, the El Prado art museum and its boulevard, the Paseo del Prado, and 15 other monuments and gardens. Spain’s National Heritage Council has one year to approve or decline the UNESCO applicationa before passing it onto the United Nations culture and conservation department. Madrid is very near to its first UNESCO heritage sites because the other three are in the region of Madrid and not right in the city and they are: University of Alcalá de Henares and its historical complex, the so-called ‘cultural skyline’ of Aranjuez and the El Escorial monastery. Only about 1,000 sites worldwide are UNESCO heritage locations. The Retiro-Prado area represent a natural oasis in the heart of the metropolis, scenario for the arts and humanities’ during the spanish Golden Age, a national Renaissance of great literary and artistic splendour in the 17th century which marked a clear ‘before and after’ in the country’s cultural history.