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Fifteenth anniversary of the declaration of World Heritage City

December 2, 1998 marks 15 years since the declaration of World Heritage City by UNESCO.

December 2, 1998 is already a key date in the history of Alcalá de Henares. That day, the general assembly of UNESCO, meeting in Kyoto, said the «University and  the Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares» deserved to be included in the World Heritage Cities List, and this recognition refers to the historical and artistic heritage that the Complutense city holds, and also the important contribution to universal culture Alcalá especially in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

This weekend and Monday, Open Days at the Heritage Network of Alcalá de Henares.

On Monday, December 2 (11:00 h.) in the Plenary Hall of the City Council of Alcala the World Heritage City of Alcala Prize to Talleres de Arte Granda will be presented, the restoration of the sculpture of St. Bernard will be shown and the Open Doors Day at the National Library Headquarters in Alcalá will be held.

Carles Francino will be emitting the Cadena Ser radioshow «La ventana» live from the auditorium of the University of Alcalá (event organized by the University of Alcalá with the cooperation of the City Council).

And at night, enjoy a fantastic concert with Diana Navarro and the Complutense Symphonic Band.

The City of Alcalá de Henares, to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of that statement, wanted to open the doors of the Heritage Network to alcalaínos and visitors so they can meet and appreciate the effort that in recent years has been made in their recovery and enhancement.

These open days will take place on November 30 (Saturday) and 1 and 2 December, added to this initiative for the first time are the National Library Headquarters in Alcalá, which have scheduled four tours through their facilities next Monday.

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