“Hispania Nostra: Revisiting Spanish Heritage in Europe” at COAM

The exhibition is presented as a walkthrough of Hispania Nostra’s (Spanish association for the defense of natural and cultural heritage) work, celebrating the awards that Spain has received from Europe during the last four decades.


La Olmeda Roman House. Paredes Pedrosa Arq. © Hispania Nostra

La Olmeda Roman House. Paredes Pedrosa Arch. © Hispania Nostra


The exhibition showcases 191 spanish projects regarding the country’s Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites that have received any of the Europa Nostra Awards in the last 40 years.


Practical information

“Hispania Nostra. 40th anniversary: Re-visiting the Spanish Heritage in Europe”
May 23, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM),
Hortaleza 63 street,
28004 Madrid,


The exhibition has been organized jointly by Hispania Nostra and Spanish Cultural Action (AC / E), with the collaboration of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID). It will remain open at the College of Architects of Madrid until June 30, and travel across Spain and different international locations afterwards.


Caminito del Rey © Hispania Nostra

Caminito del Rey. Luis Machuca Santa-Cruz © Hispania Nostra


Acknowledging the amount of typological diversity in the projects, and the broad time periods they cover, the exhibition panels will be grouped into the following topics: Sets and Walls, Roads and streets, Industrial Heritage, Natural Heritage, Religious heritage (monasteries and churches), Arab Heritage, Roman Heritage, Civil Heritage (theaters, museums, markets and hotels); Palaces, Houses and Towers; Urban Planning, Inventories and Catalogs; Furniture and Institutions & People.


Añana Salt Valley © Hispania Nostra

Añana Salt Valley © Hispania Nostra

Riotinto mining park © Hispania Nostra

Riotinto mining park © Hispania Nostra


The exhibition is part of the events organized by Hispania Nostra as host of the 2016 European Heritage Congress. Bringing together 600 specialists from 31 European countries in Madrid  between May 22nd and 27th. “Hispania Nostra. 40th anniversary: Revisiting Spanish Heritage in Europe”  shows the quantitative and qualitative importance of the Spanish Cultural Heritage and highlights the significant fact that Spain is the European country that has accumulated the largest number of these prestigious awards.


Restoration of a XVI chapel as a public space © Hispania Nostra

Restoration of a XVI chapel as a public space. A. Bresnick arch. © Hispania Nostra

Cooperative Winery Program © Hispania Nostra

Cooperative Winery Program. Elsa Ibar, Manel Rueda, Carme Lirón © Hispania Nostra


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