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The cultural landscape “Risco Caído and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria”

Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape2019

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The ancient Canary people for food, fodder for animals or medicinal remedies used different seeds, fruits and other plants. Despite the importance of these resources, there is a distinct lack of knowledge so far, on how the first inhabitants of the island used them, as the plant evidence in the sites went unnoticed by the specialists until recently. In fact, recent studies showed that the same unique variety of barley as sown by the ancient villagers is still grown, already adapted to the land.
Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria is thereby home to sustainable ways of life and relationships with the land that can be projected into the future. Its past and present inhabitants, the stars of this show, have created and still create this cultural landscape from agriculture, livestock farming or pottery, continuously living in an area passed down by their ancestors.

Details

  • Title: The cultural landscape “Risco Caído and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria”
  • Creator: Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location Created: Spain
  • Rights: Cabildo de Gran Canaria
  • Location: Spain
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (iii)(v)
  • Date of Inscription: 2019
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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