Ancares - Somiedo

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Ancares - Somiedo is part of the Tentative list of Spain in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Ancares and Somiedo are two areas in the Cantabrian Mountains where Braña, a traditional system of livestock farming and transhumance, is still in use today. Braña are seasonal pastures located between 700 and 1800 metres in altitude. The Braña system dates back to the 11th century and is characterised by several types of small stone huts for pastors and their livestock.

Map of Ancares - Somiedo

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Full Name
Ancares - Somiedo
Country
Spain
Added
2007
Type
Mixed
Link
By ID
2007 Revision

Successor to former TWHS Ancares-Brañas (2001), and includes former TWHS Massif des Ancares (1998)

2007 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Ancares - Somiedo

The site has 2 locations

Ancares - Somiedo: Ancares (T)
Ancares - Somiedo: Somiedo (T)
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