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Alhambra, Spain

A Heritage from Home Virtual Tour


The pride and jewel of Andalusia, the Alhambra dates back to the thirteenth century and is the most important surviving remnant of the period of Islamic rule in the Iberian Peninsula. The palace is a cultural and architectural icon, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1984 in recognition of its universal beauty and its unique historical significance. 

Join WMF Spain Executive Director Pablo Longoria for an expedition to the top of one of Granada’s most well-known hills, where the characteristic intricate designs and rich ornamentation of the Alhambra palace will take your breath away. This virtual tour will showcase the World Heritage site in all of its grandeur and introduce you to the challenges of restoring it down to its most minute details.

Video release date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
 

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Pablo Longoria, WMF Spain Executive Director

As Executive Director for WMF Spain, Pablo Longoria has managed the restoration of the Salon Rico Hall in Medina Azahara, various projects in the Alhambra, and the conservation studies and production of the virtual reality experience at La Garma cave in Cantabria, among other projects. Pablo holds a master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning as well as Urban Planning Laws, and is a specialist in cultural heritage conservation. A member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Pablo has worked as a heritage specialist in Spain, Oman, Turkestan, Republic of Kazakhstan, and Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan.


About Heritage from Home

Heritage from Home brings viewers behind the scenes to some of World Monuments Fund’s most iconic sites around the globe guided by the WMF experts who safeguard them for the future. 

Subscribers to this series will receive a new video in their inbox once a month. WMF members have the added opportunity of attending a live virtual presentation and post-video discussion with WMF staff for select events.