Cultural Landscape

Mont Perdu - World Heritage Site

Mont Perdu

Country: France, Spain | Type: Mixed | Theme: Cultural Landscape, Mountain, Natural Landscape  Introduction to Pyrénées – Mont Perdu Rising to 3,352 meters (almost 11,000 feet), Mont-Perdu is a calcareous massif (a compact group of mountains forming an independent portion of a range) that spans the borders of France and Spain, part of the mid-Pyrenees Mountains. One of two natural”UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France, …

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sintra national palace

Cultural Landscape of Sintra

Country: Portugal | Type: Cultural | Theme: Cultural Landscape, Human Activity  Introduction to the Cultural Landscape of Sintra Sintra is a picturesque town which isn’t far from Lisbon and, as such, is a popular day-trip from the city. One of its most spectacular sights is Quinta da Regaleira, a sprawling mansion estate which contains a gothic palace, chapel and fountains within four hectares of …

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ifuhao rice terraces

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Country: Philippines | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Cultural Landscape Introduction to Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras have been etched into the curves of the mountains for 2,000 years in Ifugao. The knowledge of how to maintain these terraces is past down from generation to generation. Therefore, a careful balance is maintained between social and …

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pico island vineyard culture - Portugal

Pico Island Vineyard Culture

Country: Portugal | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Cultural Landscape  Introduction to Pico Island Vineyard Culture Pico is 987 hectares of unique, man-made landscape, a volcanic island in the Azores whose entire landscape has been shaped and changed over five hundred years of small-scale farming. The island is now famed for its vineyards and their much sought-after wine, but there’s more to see …

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