This Saturday, September 17, Segovia celebrates the fifth edition of the ‘Heritage Night. The Nit del Patrimoni. A Noite do Patrimonio’, in which the 15 World Heritage Cities of Spain participate with parallel activities starting at 8:00 p.m.
All these activities, which range from open doors at monuments to concerts and dance workshops, seek to value the role of heritage in the daily life of the inhabitants. The programming of the live workshops organized by the World Heritage Cities can be followed in streaming at www.lanochedelpatrimonio.com, www.whc.unesco.org or on the website in English www.theheritagenight.com.
The Heritage Night, which has the official support of UNESCO, is divided into three festivals: Heritage Scene, a commitment to give visibility to the performing arts; Heritage Open, with the opening of monumental and museum spaces during special hours; and Vive Patrimonio, a complete program of activities that in Segovia will fill the city with music, demonstrations and guided tours.
‘Heritage Scene’: seminar and dance demonstration by Claudia Castellucci
On Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. from the Zuloaga Garden, the dance show “Il trattamento delle onde” will be broadcast live by Claudia Castellucci, acclaimed Italian playwright, choreographer and director awarded with the Leone d’ Argento at the Biennale Danza 2020. Admission is free until full capacity is reached and it can now be picked up at the Visitor Reception Center.
The dancers participate throughout this week in an intensive seven-day seminar with the choreographer in which they will prepare a work with the sound of the bells as the protagonist. Its rhythm, silence and the memory of a sound that continues over time and is part of today and yesterday.
Open doors in monuments and museums in ‘Open Heritage’
Segovian monuments come together to approach Segovians and tourists by opening their doors at night: from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with last access at 10:30 p.m.
Participating in this open-door initiative are the Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art, the Educational Center of the Jewish Quarter, the Antonio Machado House Museum, the Zuloaga Museum, the Rodera Robles Museum and the Francisco Peralta Puppet Collection. Santiago Gate. For its part, the Cathedral joins this initiative by opening access to the paving from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
In addition, the Torreón de Lozoya will open its exhibitions. Caja Segovia Foundation, with its two proposals: “Royal Tapestry Factory. 300 years of history”, temporary exhibition with free admission; and the visit to the Caja Segovia Foundation Museum and access to the Tower with a special price of 2 euros.
For its part, the Artillery Academy will give free access to the main area of the Academy: the cloister (Patio de Orden); its different museums (portable weapons room, materials room, science and technology room) and the Library (with the temporary exhibition “Santa Bárbara de los Artilleros”). The entrance will be through San Francisco street.
‘Vive Patrimonio’, an appetizing program of guided tours, concerts and exhibitions
The decoration of several spaces with candles, provided by the sponsor of the event in Segovia, AMBIENTAIR, will give a romantic touch to several spaces on Saturday night: the Jewish Quarter, the Antonio Machado House Museum and the walkway of the wall at the Gate will be able to be enjoyed in a completely unique environment.
In addition, the Antonio Machado House Museum offers a concert by the Ensemble de Maderas and the Ensemble de Cellos of the BTS (Banda Tierra de Segovia). Admission will be free and free and there will be four passes: at 8:15 p.m., 2:45 a.m., 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Another of the star activities of this Heritage Night will be the fencing exhibition by the Segovia Fencing Club in the Plaza de la Reina Victoria Eugenia from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. under the direction of Ricardo Alba. In addition, the public will be able to participate in an experience to have their first contact with fencing.
At the Real Casa de Moneda, at 9:00 p.m., the concert ‘Once upon a time’ will be held by the Segovia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Geni Uñón. Free invitations (2 per person) can be picked up in person at the Visitor Reception Center.
La Casa de la Lectura will present a cycle of short films under the title ‘The look of them. 10 years of cinedanza in Spain’. It will be from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
For its part, the adarve of the wall, in the Puerta de San Andrés, will open its doors and will be lit with candles to offer, from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., an Observation of the sky. The activity will be directed by Conocetucielo and Juanjo García, astronomical disseminator, astrophotographer and Starlight monitor. Tickets for this activity are priced at 8 euros and can be purchased at www.turismodesegovia.com, the Visitor Reception Center or by calling 921 46 67 21.
The puppets will be the protagonists of the activity organized in the Jardín de los Poetas, together with the Francisco Peralta Puppet Collection, in the Puerta de Santiago with the puppet micro-show “A link of inaccurate beauty” by Sonia Zubiaga, from La Pícara Locuela, who pays homage to her teacher, Francisco Peralta, in this show that will have four screenings: 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (ten minutes of
duration). Invitations can be picked up at the Visitor Reception Center.
The Alcázar will offer guided night tours under the title “Stories and legends of the inhabitants of the Alcázar” that will allow you to discover details and anecdotes of the lives of illustrious characters who have lived in their own way within the walls of the fortress. Entrance to these visits can be made from 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost 10 euros and can be purchased at tickets.alcazardesegovia.com.
In addition to these activities, Turismo de Segovia offers several guided tours in which the city’s heritage is praised: at 5:00 p.m., the visit ‘Patios Vividos’ in which you can access four beautiful courtyards of the city, some of them privately owned. Ticket price is 10 euros per person.
The courtyard of the Casa de Vaquero Turcios, located in the neighborhood of the Canonjías, opens on a guided tour to enjoy this authentic jewel of Romanesque civil architecture. There will be 6 passes of about 20 minutes each for a price of 5 euros per person. The passes will be at 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m. the visit ‘Sunset walks: legends and curiosities’ will take place, which offers a pleasant walk through the city at a time when the light becomes magical. An ideal time to learn about myths and legends of the city from the hand of an official guide with SICTED certification. The rate is 10 euros per person, 8 euros in reduced rate.
‘Célebres Andanzas’ is the visit that takes place at 9:00 p.m. and in which we can enjoy the most surprising stories that kings, nobles, poets or artists, among others, experienced in the city of Segovia. The price is 10 euros for general admission and 8 euros for reduced admission.
At 8:00 p.m., we will talk about literature with the guided tour ‘Golden Age in Segovia, literary walk’, a guided tour offered by Jesús Pastor Martín, Doctor in Hispanic Philology from the UAM and professor of Spanish language and literature in Education Secondary. A walk in which we will evoke the work of Cervantes and his connections with the city. The ticket price remains at 10 euros in general rate.
Also at 8:00 p.m. another guided tour will depart under the title ‘Gardens of Segovia’ in which several gardens of the walled area will be toured to learn about their origin, history and evolution by David Martín Carretero, a graduate in Biology from the UCM who has been working for years in environmental education, interpretation of heritage and in the dissemination of studies on natural and cultural heritage in the province of Segovia. The general rate for this visit is 10 euros per person.
Tickets for all visits can be purchased at www.turismodesegovia.com, at the Visitor Reception Center or by calling 921 46 67 21. In the case of free activities, invitations can only be withdrawn in person at the Reception Center of Visitors (CRV).
The Heritage Cities, united in a common party
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention around the world. In Spain there are 49 assets inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, placing our country among those with the most declared assets, among which the 15 Spanish cities stand out. The 15 cities are part of the World Heritage Cities network, a non-profit institution that, with the support of UNESCO, launches this fifth edition of the Heritage Night, in order to create a feeling of belonging
common among cities and to bring citizens and visitors closer to the richness of these destinations.
The cities that are part of the network are Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza/Eivissa, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo and Úbeda.
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Guided tours, concerts, candles and workshops, among the activities scheduled for the V edition of the Heritage Night
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