Unesco adds Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park to world heritage list

Unesco adds Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Retiro Park to world heritage list

The UN’s cultural organisation said it was in recognition of the key roles both had played in the city’s history.

Paseo del Prado is home to several prestigious buildings, among them the Prado Museum.

Unesco described the locations as a landscape of arts and sciences.

In a statement on Sunday, the Spanish government highlighted that the Paseo had been the first street of its kind to be open to all citizens — previously park-like boulevards were only open to the upper classes.


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