La Garma, Spain

A Heritage from Home Virtual Tour

This video was release on Thursday, October 28, 2021

Deep into the depths of the earth in Cantabria, the cave of La Garma hides an extraordinarily well-preserved collection of rock art and archaeological remains which serves as evidence of human activity spanning over 300,000 years.

Join WMF Spain Executive Director Pablo Longoria in a virtual exploration of the ancient World Heritage site–still closed to the public–and to the challenge of protecting its unique ecosystem. Sensitive to even the slightest environmental changes, the cave of La Garma is challenging conservators to find innovative ways to preserve its remarkable archaeological wealth.

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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.

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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. 

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