La Ruta Europea del Modernismo
Strange it should contain so many non-European places!!!
It turns out that the Route
is about Art Nouveau rather than simply "Modernism". The English/French on its web site is translated as "Art Nouveau" whereas the Catalan/Castillian use "Modernismo" or variant.Here
is a list of all the Cities currently members of the initiative
Quite a lot of the places are included in our existing "Art Nouveau
Others would be excluded because the WHS is specifically limited to certain buildings or areas and would exclude any Art Nouveau/Moderismo elements which might be present in the wider area - e.g Tarraco (Roman remains only), Nancy (18th C only), Turin (specific "Residences" only), Palermo (Arab-Norman only), Havana ("Old Havana and its fortifications" only), Astorga (Camino related only?).
The question is whether the list of locations on the Route identifies any Art Nouveau structures within the respective WHS which we have missed? And, if so, which areas/structures? So - Valparaiso and Mexico City. The "Cartagena" which is a member of the route
is the Spanish one not the Colombian and doesn't have any inscribed areas (yet??)
The art nouveau "gem" in this city is the Palacio Barburizza
- this building (now the Museum of Fine Arts) is situated within the Core inscribed area and would seem to justify adding Valparaiso to the Art Nouveau Connection
b. MEXICO CITY
This Wiki list
shows 8 Art Nouveau structures - I haven't checked the location of all of them but enough ARE in the central area to justify the Connection for this city also?