Route of the Romanesque at AR&PA 2019 - Rota do Românico

Route of the Romanesque at AR&PA 2019


The Route of the Romanesque, in partnership with the regional tourism entity of Porto and Northern Portugal, will once again be present at the AR&PA - Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage 2019, which this year will take place in Loulé, between 11 and 13 October.

Focused on the theme of Sustainability, with Morocco as a guest country, the 2019 AR&PA Biennial will be attended by around 100 national and European exhibitors.

Among the various initiatives of the event, the Route of the Romanesque project, together with Hands to Discover, will be one of the guests of the "Tourism Talks Pro" initiative, dedicated to Heritage, Tourism, Sustainability and Innovation, focusing on the theme of Accessible Heritage. It will be taking place at the Gama Lobo Palace, on Friday 11th, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

AR&PA is a meeting point and discussion forum for professionals and institutions involved in protecting and managing Cultural Heritage. Thanks to its exhibition area, a great variety of scientific and professional activities and its social programmes, it has become one of the leading trade fairs in the sector in Europe.

The Biennial also aims to show how cultural heritage can be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for recreational and pedagogical activities, offering a wide-ranging Cultural Programme for everyone, with Heritage Education activities aimed at the younger audiences, developed in the context of school or family outings.

The Iberian Biennial of Cultural Heritage is the result of the fusion, in 2017, of the Biennial of Heritage Restoration and Management AR&PA (Junta of Castile and León), held in Valladolid since 1998, and the Heritage Fair (Spira), an event created in 2013, in Portugal.

The first edition of AR&PA with this Iberian format took place in the city of Amarante, from 13 to 15 October, 2017, and was promoted by the Route of the Romanesque.

The event takes place alternately in Portugal (in a different place every odd year) and Spain (in Valladolid, every even year).

The participation of the Route of the Romanesque in the 2019 AR&PA Biennial within the scope of the project "EEC PROVERE Tourism for All: Enhancing, Boosting and Promoting Tourism Across the Region", is co-financed by Norte 2020, Portugal 2020 and European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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