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Tip na výlet: Andorra - údolí Madriu -Perafita

23.07.2008
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Tip na výlet: Andorra - údolí Madriu -Perafita

Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley

Andorra
Date of Inscription: 2004
Extension: 2006
Part of Communes of Encamp, Andorra la Vella, Saint Julia de Loria and Escaldes-Engordany
N42 29 41 E1 35 44

Brief Description

 

The cultural landscape of Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley offers a microcosmic perspective of the way people have harvested the resources of the high Pyrenees over millennia. Its dramatic glacial landscapes of craggy cliffs and glaciers, with high open pastures and steep wooded valleys, covers an area of 4,247 ha, 9% of the total area of the principality. It reflects past changes in climate, economic fortune and social systems, as well as the persistence of pastoralism and a strong mountain culture, notably the survival of a communal land-ownership system dating back to the 13th century. The site features houses, notably summer settlements, terraced fields, stone tracks and evidence of iron smelting.

Justification for Inscription

Criterion (v): The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley is a microcosm of the way its inhabitants have harvested the scarce resources of the high Pyrenees over the past millennia to create a sustainable living environment in harmony with the mountain landscape. The Valley is a reflection of an ancient communal system of land management that has survived for over 700 years.

ZDROJ: UNESCO, kráceno

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