Granada, España UNESCO World Heritage meaning)


Muchas gracias a Sue from Granada. Not only has she sent a postcard but she made it too!

Granada is a beautiful ancient city in the Andalucia region of southern Spain. Interestingly, over 3% of everyone living in Granada is not Spanish, most of those being from South America, and people like Sue, a British ex-pat.

Undoubtably, the most famous building in Granada is the Moorish Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

So what does it mean for somewhere to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, its purpose to promote peace and security through international collaboration (different countries working together) in the fields of education, science and culture. Therefore when UNESCO award a place with World Heritage Site status that place is legally protected by international agreement. It means that those places are recognised as being important not just locally, regionally, or nationally, but to all of humanity. There are over a thousand UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you can find out more about them here.

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