On October 29, 2021, the Spanish Ministry of Culture announced that the National Prize for the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Assets 2021 had been awarded to María Pía Timón Tiemblo, coordinator until her retirement last September of the National Plan for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the National Plan for Traditional Architecture,… Continue reading María Pía Timón: an anthropologist from La Vera de Gredos wins the Spanish National Prize for Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Assets.
Street Art Arrives in La Vera’s Villages
The center of the mural is taken up by a music band. Around them are some traditional dancers turning around a pole with colored ribbons. Located in the center of Jarandilla (Calle Antonio Serrano, 4), this mural with expressive brush strokes is one of the three works of street art that brighten the façades of… Continue reading Street Art Arrives in La Vera’s Villages
“Quizás en otoño” by Consuelo López-Zuriaga: A Novel set in La Vera Finalist for the Prestigious Nadal Prize 2021.
A postcard landscape where water runs, trees provide shade and birds give us their song. “Locus amoenus” is what Theocritus and Virgil called the idyllic setting offered to us by nature. A postcard landscape where water runs, trees provide shade and birds give us their song. Consuelo López-Zuriaga found this place in the La Vera… Continue reading “Quizás en otoño” by Consuelo López-Zuriaga: A Novel set in La Vera Finalist for the Prestigious Nadal Prize 2021.
El Cinorrio: Art and Activism in Defense of Goatherding.
El Cinorrio is the project founded by Lucas Rodríguez, with the help of the Distributed Citizen’s Laboratories program at the prestigious cultural center Medialab Prado in Madrid. It seeks to recover the profession of the goatherd in the Sierra de Gredos through dialogue, collaboration and community work. This Extremaduran, native of Villanueva de la Vera,… Continue reading El Cinorrio: Art and Activism in Defense of Goatherding.
Drying Barns, Cathedrals of La Vera.
They appear like ships stranded in the middle of the open field, some have been in disuse for decades, however the landscape of La Vera would not be the same without them. The tobacco and paprika drying barns are part of the soul of this region. It is impossible not to notice these tall and… Continue reading Drying Barns, Cathedrals of La Vera.