European Cultural Heritage Year

Punta Begoña_Puente Colgante
As part of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 celebrations, on 28 September next, the towns of Getxo and Portugalete will be organising a unique workshop.   Given the underlying theme, this edition is placing special emphasis on examples of local cultural heritage such as the Hanging Bridge, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018, and the Punta Begoña Galleries.   Below you have the complete schedule for that day:   PUNTA BEGOÑA. Getxo   10:00 Opening.   − Imanol Landa. Mayor of Getxo. − Mikel Torres. Mayor of Portugalete. − Mikel Xabier Aizpuru Murua. Basque Government Cultural Heritage Directorate. − Andoni Iturbe. Bizkaia Provincial Authority Director General for Culture. − Pilar Barraca. Technical Councillor Legal Matters, Under Director General’s Office for the Protection of Historic Heritage (Ministry of Culture and Sport) – EHUS Coordinating Committee.   10:30 European Cultural Heritage Year 2018.   − Maider Maraña. UNESCO Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Chair at the Basque Public University (UPV/EHU). 10:40 Euskal Herriko UNESCO Sarea and Cultural Heritage. − María Peraita. The Punta Begoña Galleries. − Marta Uriarte. Bizkaia Bridge. − Mikel Unzueta. The Santimamiñe Cave. − Juanjo Aranburu. Ekain Caves.   12:10 Debate y close.   12:20 Visit to the Punta Begoña Galleries.   BIZKAIA BRIDGE. Portugalete   13:00 Visit to Bizkaia Bridge.   13:30 Visit to Portugalete.   14:00 Lunch at Torre Salazar. (€35 – Confirmation required) Registration for the event at: