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2009

COURSE:  CULTURAL HERITAGE, TOURISM AND COOPERATION WITH IBERO - AMERICA
Cáceres, Spain, July 2009



Presentation of the course, with the presence of authorities from the Cáceres City Hall, the Advisory Body on Culture and Tourism, the Extremadura Center of Studies and Cooperation with Ibero-America and the University of Extremadura.



The Director of the course on Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Cooperation with Ibero-America, Don Antonio Campesino Fernández, introduces guest speaker Carmen María Ramos, who gave a conference on " UNESCO Chair of Cultural Tourism, Buenos Aires: a contribution to development through sustainable tourism"



José María García de Miguel, UNESCO Chair of Mining, Industrial, Historical and Artistic Heritage, Polytechnic University of Madrid; Fabio Rincón: UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage Management, National University of Colombia, Manizales, Caldas (Colombia); and Carmen María Ramos, UNESCO Chair of Cultural Tourism Untref/Aamnba, Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Guided tour of Cáceres Old City (World Heritage) with the Director of the course, Don Antonio Campesino Fernández


Cáceres, emblematic city of Extremadura, was declared World Heritage by  UNESCO in 1986. The old inner city is an example of historical, architectural and archeological preservation, with  remains from as far back as the Romans, in 34 B.C..:



Trujillo, cradle of Peru’s conquistador Francisco de Pizarro, is a showcase of incredible historical and documentary interest:

 

Founded in 1180 in an Arab enclave, Plasencia offers extraordinary palaces, fortresses and churches, surrounded by a natural landscape of great ecological importance: the Monfragüe Natural Park. On the City Hall Tower, the clock everyone calls Grandpa Mayorga, tells the time:

 

Antonio Campesino Fernández with Plasencia’s mayoress, Elia María Blanco Barbero



 

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