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  • Falconry, a living human heritage.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …The UNESCO has awarded falconry the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation because it is a real social tradition that cares for the environment and that is passed on from generation to generation. This acti…

  • The "Silbo Gomero" (Whistled language).

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Gomera. (Canary Islands) A unique whistled language in the world, fully developed and practised by a large community (more than 22,000 people). It was awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designati…

  • Irrigators' tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the Plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the Plain of Valencia.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Both tribunals were awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation in 2009 because they are legal water management institutions introduced by tradition and which are still used today, since the t…

  • The Day of the Holy Innocents.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …This is one of the most popular and entertaining Christmas traditions in Spain. December 28 is the day when everyone is allowed to play practical jokes and when it is customary to buy joke articles in Christmas markets l…

  • Re-enactment of the Siege of Zaragoza. Zaragoza.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Plaza de Los Sitios. 50001. Zaragoza. (Aragon) E-mail: secretario@asociacionlossitios.com. http://www.zaragoza.es/. Battles, parades and acts of homage set in the Napoleonic era. The re-enactment of the Siege of Zaragoza…

  • Flamenco.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Flamenco is a form of popular artistic expression representing a long-standing tradition that appears on the UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This art form combines vocal music, dance and musica…

  • "Castells".

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …(Catalonia) The "castells" (human castles) have been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. They are a very popular and spectacular event, typical of Catalan culture, in which impressive…

  • Alriza Fallas celebrations. Alzira.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Alzira. Valencia. http://www.fallasalzira.com/. The Valencia town of Alzira celebrates the Fallas fiesta 16-19 March. Huge allegoric papier mâché statues are consumed by fire on the night of San José. This is the culmina…

  • Fallas bonfire festival in Sagunto. Sagunto.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Sagunto. Valencia. E-mail: sagunto@touristinfo.net. http://turismo.sagunto.es. Every March Sagunto, in Valencia, celebrates the popular festivities known as the Fallas, in which fire takes pride of place. Humour, satire …

  • Easter Week in Cartagena. Cartagena.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Cartagena. Murcia. http://semanasanta.cartagena.es. The Easter Week commemorations in this town are particularly famous for the magnificent floral decorations adorning the religious statues. In Cartagena there is a marke…


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