Tuesday, 16 July 2013

1160 AD - Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley (2004)

Brief Description

"The cultural landscape of Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley offers a microcosmic perspective of the way people have harvested the resources of the high Pyrenees over millennia. Its dramatic glacial landscapes of craggy cliffs and glaciers, with high open pastures and steep wooded valleys, covers an area of 4,247 ha, 9% of the total area of the principality. It reflects past changes in climate, economic fortune and social systems, as well as the persistence of pastoralism and a strong mountain culture, notably the survival of a communal land-ownership system dating back to the 13th century. The site features houses, notably summer settlements, terraced fields, stone tracks and evidence of iron smelting."


"马德留-配拉菲塔-克拉罗尔大峡谷就是几千年来人们在高高的比利牛斯山脉上辛勤劳作的缩影。这里的冰川景观壮丽迷人,到处有悬崖峭 壁、冰川林立,还有那广阔的高山牧场和层林覆盖的溪谷。遗产面积达4,247公顷,占安道尔公国总面积的9%。遗产反映了气候、经济和社会的变迁,以及田 园主义的生生不息和山区文化的深厚浓郁。遗产地景观主要有房舍,尤其是避暑住区,还有梯田、石头小径和炼铁遗迹。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1160

Courtesy of Marta from postcrossing forum
Madriu Valley

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