Wikipedra

Wikipedra utilises citizens’ science to develop a knowledge database that could save the dry-stone heritage of Spain and border regions from oblivion through a website and mobile app.

Various locations / Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida, Tarragona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2022

Via de la Plata, St. James’ way through Extremadura

Between 1996 and 2004, Extremadura Regional Government promoted a project to rescue from oblivion the Extremadura Silver route, which in Roman times travelled Hispania between Astorga and Merida.

/ Cáceres / Extremadura.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2005

Van Dyck en España

Through the themes of the painter, the portrayed characters, and the religious scenes, the author shows us how Van Dyck's painting was part of a pan-European course with complex relationships between the various Habsburg...

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Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2014

Underground wineries and traditional wines “El Cotarro”

In Moradillo de Roa, there are 193 neighbours and almost the same number of wineries. The recovery of El Cotarro has been due exclusively to neighbourhood participation and the collaboration of volunteers.

Moradillo de Roa / Burgos / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2020

The Salt Valley of Añana

One of the objectives of the Valle Salado de Añana Foundation is to produce with traditional techniques, sustainably and respecting the thousand-year-old know-how of the salineros, a high-quality salt whose sale is contributing to...

Salinas de Añana / Álava / País Vasco.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2015

The Royal Spanish College in Bologna, Italy

The College of Spain in Bologna is the only medieval university college remaining in continental Europe.

Bolonia, Italia / / .
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2012

The Royal Site of San Ildefonso

The Town Council of the Royal Site of San Ildefonso had to coordinate all the recovery initiatives of the sites with National Heritage and the Ministry of the Environment since for a long time...

Real Sitio de San Ildefonso / Segovia / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2010

The Roman Theatre in Cartagena

The construction of a building in 1998 brought to light the remains of what was later revealed as a Roman theatre embedded in the historic centre of Cartagena.

Cartagena / Murcia / Región de Murcia.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2010

The Inventory of Fortified Military Architecture in Spain

The first president of the AEAC was the promoter of the first Decree for the protection of castles in 1949. It is said that Franco decided to approve it when passing, during a hunt,...

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Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2008

The heritage of the Haciendas de Argual y Tazacorte

Both the collection and distribution of water and the conservation of the ecosystem have been the two axes on which the activity of this group has evolved since its constitution. That has generated an...

Tazacorte / Santa Cruz de Tenerife / Canarias.
Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2018

The church of Santa María la Mayor

Archaeological studies in the church revealed the existence of the original Colmenar slab pavement, and the church floor was lowered 30 centimetres.

Colmenar de Oreja / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2009

The church of San Nicolas de Bari

The restoration of the property of San Nicolas de Bari was a real puzzle given the different typologies and artistic styles of the pieces.

Madrigal de las Altas Torres / Ávila / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2008

The Cerralbo Museum

The restoration allows the public to appreciate the collector's spirit of the Belle Epoque in a building designed for these purposes.

Madrid / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2008

The Casería de Tomillos

For the restoration, the local masons had to learn traditional construction techniques and became aware of the richness of the historical legacy that surrounds them.

Alcalá del Valle / Cádiz / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2009

Teitos. Western European thatched roofs: from Asturias to Iceland

The research is a magnificent contribution to the study of traditional European architecture, an area scarcely studied from an integral point of view.The research is a magnificent contribution to the study of traditional European...

/ / Principado de Asturias.
Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2011

Talleres didácticos del proyecto cultural de restauración del Monasterio de San Milla de Yuso

This project has been a landmark, not only in the region but at national level, defining a model of restoration work open to society.

San Millán de la Cogolla / La Rioja / La Rioja.
Award in the Category Education, training and awareness-raising in the year 2011

Symphony, a virtual journey into the heart of music

With an immersive audiovisual experience, Symphony raises greater awareness and appreciation for the heritage of classical music among new generations.

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Award in the Category Education, training and awareness-raising in the year 2022

Study for the restoration of Palauet Nolla

The crème de la crème of European high society passed through the halls of the Nolla Palace to contemplate one of the highest quality ceramics ever produced, the Nolla mosaic.

Meliana / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2012

Silknow

Comprehensive intelligent computational system that goes beyond current technologies to improve our understanding and knowledge of Europe’s silk heritage.

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Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2022

Romanesque North Plan

More than 54 Romanesque religious buildings in the north of Palencia and Burgos have been restored for seven years, thanks to the North Romanesque Plan.

Aguilar de Campoo, Becerril del Carpio, Cezura, Perapertú, Revilla de Santullán, Ailanes, Castecías, Rebolledo de la Torre y otros / Burgos, Palencia / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2013

Restoration of the town of Mirambel

Queen Sofía presents the Europa Nostra gold medal in situ. A plaque on the Portal of the Nuns marks the occasion.

Pueblo de Mirambel / Teruel / Aragón.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1981

Restoration of the roman circus

Europa Nostra was five years ahead of the later recognition of the Tarragona archaeological site by UNESCO.

Tarragona / Tarragona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1995

Restoration of the plateresque façade of the San Ildefonso University Student Residence Hall

The jury has highlighted the pedagogical component of the conservation process, that was used and exploited as a tool for interpreting this intervention.

Alcalá de Henares / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2018

Restoration of the palace of the Counts of Sástago

This palace, a prototype of a palace from the Aragonese Renaissance, was only saved from demolition when it was bought in 1981 by the Government Delegation in Zaragoza.

Zaragoza / Zaragoza / Aragón.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1986

Restoration of the oratory of the Partal Palace and the House of Astasio de Bracamonte in The Alhambra

The respectful and thorough intervention undertaken, opening up new opportunities to understand traditional Hispano-Muslim building techniques.

Granada / Granada / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2019

Restoration of the old convent of los Terceros

The Palace of the Dukes of Arcos and the Los Terceros Convent were saved from complete demolition when they were bought by the municipal water company of Seville, which restored them and adapted them...

Sevilla / Sevilla / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1990

Restoration of the monumental area of the Aljafería Palace

In 2001, the Aljafería Palace was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, considered one of the leading examples of Aragonese Mudejar art.

Zaragoza / Zaragoza / Aragón.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2000

Restoration of the monastery of Santa María la Real in Aguilar de Campoo

At the end of the 70s, a non-profit association, the Friends of the Monastery of Santa María la Real, rescued the old monastery from abandon and ruin providing it with spaces for training young...

Aguilar de Campoo / Palencia / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1987

Restoration of the monastery of San Salvador de Celanova

In San Salvador de Celanova the Town Hall, the institute and one of the best examples of Mozarabic architecture coexist, the Chapel of San Miguel.

Celanova / Orense / Galicia.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1983

Restoration of the monastery of Oseira

The restoration work in Santa María la Real, a monastery of enormous dimensions in the town of Oseira, phases over more than five decades.

Oseira / Orense / Galicia.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1989

Restoration of the Fountain of los Leones in the Alhambra

The restoration of the lions and the fountain - in the heart of the most significant Nasrid palace - as well as the renovation of the complicated water supply system has been a real...

Granada / Granada / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2013

Restoration of the Carlos III Theatre in el Escorial

The first Europa Nostra medal awarded in Spain values the restoration of the only court theatre that survives in our country.

San Lorenzo del Escorial / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1979

Restoration of the Batlló House

Since its acquisition by the last owners, the Casa Batlló, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2005, has been restoring and opening up different spaces and floors to the public until making one of...

Barcelona / Barcelona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2004

Restoration of a palatial house from the 15th century

The palace house in the Plaza de San Luis Bertrán, fully restored by its owners, is an excellent example of a 15th-century Catalan-Aragonese palace.

Valencia / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1991

Restoration and renovation for a new use of Cap Enderrocat fortress

The intervention has respected at all times the original work and techniques, as well as its link with the landscape environment, turning this hotel proposal into an example of tourist revitalization respecting its historical...

Llucmajor / Mallorca island / Islas Baleares.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2017

Restoration and consolidation of the Roman theatre of Medellin

The works on the southern slope of Cerro del Castillo have brought to light one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in Spain.

Medellín / Badajoz / Extremadura.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2013

Rehabilitation of the Torre de las Aguas del Besòs in Barcelona

The start-up of the project has been possible thanks to the agreement signed in 2010 between the Barcelona City Council and AGBAR, the current company responsible for supplying water in the city, historically linked...

Barcelona / Barcelona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2021

Rehabilitation of the San Isidro chapel

The restoration work on the chapel of San Isidro in the church of San Andrés, burned down during the Civil War, lasted ten years.

Madrid / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1991

Rehabilitation of the Linares palace

One of the last palaces on Paseo de la Castellana, Linares Palace, was recovered as the headquarters of the Casa América and the Ibero-American Community of Nations.

Madrid / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1993

Rehabilitation of Mas de Burot

The knowledge acquired during the works will be of great use to professionals working on similar projects in the future.

Horta de Sant Joan, Parque Natural de Els Ports / Tarragona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2021

Rehabilitation of 19th-century theatres

Europa Nostra awarded in 1994, Year of the Theater in Europe, the recovery of more than sixty 19th-century theatres, distributed throughout the National territory.

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Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1994

Reform of the Mercado de Colon

The rehabilitation of the Mercado de Colon has returned to the city of Valencia the beauty of one of its most perfect Modernist buildings.

Valencia / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2003

Recovery of the Churches of Lorca after the earthquake of 2011

The recovery of the historic centre of Lorca and, in particular, of six of its most outstanding churches, is an excellent example of the fluid collaboration between public and private entities in record time...

Lorca / Murcia / Región de Murcia.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2016

Recovery of the buildings of the University in Alcala de Henares

Europa Nostra was four years ahead of UNESCO in its outstanding assessment of the recovery work on the Alcalá de Henares university campus.

Alcalá de Henares / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1994

Recovery of the arab baths, Jaen

The works in the basement of the Villardompardo palace revealed the extraordinary importance of the old Arab Baths of Jaen, the largest and best-preserved in Spanish territory.

Jaén / Jaén / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1984

Recovery of el Caminito del Rey

The recovery of this centennial path, a chilling one hundred metres above the Guadalhorce river gorge, is one more example of the close relationship between the preservation of historical memory and the development of...

Ardales / Málaga / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2016

Reconstruction and extension of the Liceo theatre

The architect responsible for the restoration of the Liceo, Ignasi de Solà-Morales, died soon after the works were finished. Their Majesties The King and The Queen presented the award to his widow.

Barcelona / Barcelona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2000

Pre-industrial buildings in Ademuz/Sesga

The restoration process has been the object of a rigorous study and meticulous methodology to recover both the buildings and their interior, evoking the memory of the old trades and workshops that they housed.

Sesga (Ademuz) / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2011

Pont Trencat

Two neighborhood associations from two towns separated by a river managed to get the Pont Trencat, an old bridge destroyed more than two hundred years ago, to regain its functionality and unite its municipalities.

Sant Celoni y Santa María de Palautordera / Barcelona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2006

Pobleta de San Miguel bridge over the Truchas river

The execution of the work involved the individual selection and precise placement of approximately 30,000 stones of various shapes and sizes, from the many pebbles in the pavement to the large blocks of several...

Iglesuela del Cid y Villafranca del Cid / Castellón, Teruel / Aragón, Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2008

Plan for conservation and promotion of fortifications of Pamplona

The fortifications, one of the emblematic monuments of the city, with transcendent influence on its urban development and the city´s morphology, have ceased to be a defensive wall to become a meeting place.

Pamplona / Navarra / Comunidad Foral de Navarra.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2012

Pilot project for the restoration of vernacular houses in the Rincón de Ademuz

The project is proposed as a pilot intervention on an anonymous vernacular house, that can be applied a posteriori as an architectural solution on other buildings.

Rincón de Ademuz / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2003

PAX-Patios de la Axerquía

This is an innovative system of governance for heritage buildings that fosters a new model of urban regeneration through social innovation in a heritage context, based on the rehabilitation of the abandoned patio-houses (casa...

Córdoba / Córdoba / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2022

Oyambre Natural Park

The Europa Nostra medal confirms the importance of the declaration of Oyambre, a place with an unusual variety of landscapes on the Cantabrian coast, as a Natural Park.

Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera, Udías, Valdáliga y Val de San Vicente / Cantabria / Cantabria.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1989

Olive Oil Museum

The restoration of an old 18th-century press has turned an abandoned building into the brand new Olive Oil Museum.

San Felices de los Gallegos / Salamanca / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2002

Network Tramontana III

Long years of field research have shown the great potential of the resources of Alpine Europe. These represent laboratories where it is possible to experiment with new forms of social, cultural, and economic cohesion...

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Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2020

National Paradores de Turismo

The Paradores formula has been copied in other countries as a management model that preserves the historical-cultural heritage.

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Award in the Category Conservation in the year 1980

Museum of the roman villas of Almenara-Puras

Restoration work in the town, discovered in 1887, brought to light hundreds of metres of high-quality mosaics, which can be visited today thanks to modern museography.

Puras / Valladolid / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2004

Master plan for restoration of the Cathedral of Santa María

The Restoration Master Plan took into account from the first moment the visitability of the restoration works, exhibiting them to the public with the idea of implicating them in the conservation of their heritage.

Vitoria-Gasteiz / Álava / País Vasco.
Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2002

Los Descalzos church

The church of Los Descalzos had been closed for thirty years, hiding its exuberant interior richness of stucco work, which makes it one of the best examples of Seville's Baroque.

Écija / Sevilla / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2010

Lithica – Quarry of s’Hostal, from a forgotten landscape to a living heritage

The most recent projects have been the creation of a large mineral labyrinth and another of aromatic plants in 2014, as well as adapting in 2018 an interior path system of the Labyrinth of...

Ciudadela de Menorca / Menorca island / Islas Baleares.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2019

Learning from the basins. Appreciating the value of the cultural landscape of the Asturian mining basins

The work, self-published by the architects Nacho Ruiz Allen and Sara López Arraiza and which has had a broad international repercussion, has a very enriching extension on the web http://aprendiendodelascuencas.com/

/ Asturias / Principado de Asturias.
Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2015

Intimate Sorolla. Sketches “Vision of Spain”

The exhibition Intimate Sorolla, sketches from “Vision of Spain” allowed us to show both Sorolla's creative process, through his sketches, and the complex restoration intervention carried out by IVCR + i professionals who used...

Valencia / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2018

International Heritage Photographic Experience (IHPE-EPIM)

Year after year, since 1992, EPIM involves more young people from more European countries, interested in photographically reflecting their relationship with monumental heritage.

Barcelona / Barcelona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Education, training and awareness-raising in the year 2008

Illa del Rei

The rehabilitation of Illa del Rei is the result of a fruitful collaboration between a foundation established by local volunteers, who turned the naval hospital built in 1711 into a museum, and Hauser&Wirth, which...

Mahón / Menorca island / Islas Baleares.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2022

Hotel Abadía Retuerta le Domaine: a restored treasure of the 12th century

To solve the problems of dampness, the rehabilitation has included the installation of a hypocaust heating system under the plaster, avoiding the intervention in the old walls of the building.

Sardón del Duero / Valladolid / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2013

Historical landscape of Millennial Olive Trees of The Sénia Territory

Before the intervention, these olive trees faced danger of being replaced by citrus plantations or other faster-growing species, as well as garden plants.

Ulldecona y La Jana / Castellón, Tarragona, Teruel / Aragón, Cataluña, Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2014

Heritage Hub

During the fall of 2018, students became familiar with their cultural heritage and produced digital content on it. Spring 2019 was dedicated to experiencing and interpreting the heritage of others, both online and in...

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Award in the Category Education, training and awareness-raising in the year 2021

Greenways programme for the Spanish Railway Foundation

More than 1,200 kilometres of Greenways in operation and fifty stations recovered until 2004 attest the size and success of the Greenways programme of the Ferrocarriles Españoles Foundation.

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Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2004

Granaries on stilts (horreos, cabazos and other barns): the lost art of building with nature

This study, which has given rise to the book Supra Terram Granaria, investigates what is, assuredly, the place in the world with the highest number and variety of granaries, Galicia and Asturias.

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Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2013

Friends of Serrablo association

More than 800 associates have been fighting for 32 years in defense of the heritage of the Pyrenees of Huesca.

Sabiñánigo / Huesca / Aragón.
Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2002

Ene Térmica, Nacional Energy Museum

The Light Factory, Museum of Energy arises from the conservation and rehabilitation of the sophisticated functional buildings of a power plant, abandoned in 1971, and its equipment.

Ponferrada / León / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2012

Dr. Glenn Stephen Murray, president of the Association of Friends of the Segovia Mint

Stephen Murray's initiative is unmatched in modern conservation history. Mr. Murray, an American doctor who is an expert in Modern Age mints, managed with constant determination and dedication to promote the recovery of the...

Segovia / Segovia / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2009

Cover for the ruins of the Monastery of San Juan

The project has respected the remains of the monastery, protecting them from the extreme climate of Burgos employing a modern wooden structure that also improves the quality of visits.

Burgos / Burgos / Castilla y León.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2017

Conservation and restoration of the Pórtico de la Gloria

The Pórtico de la Gloria is one of the most significant monuments, both sculptural and architectural, of all the European Romanesque. This is due both to the quality and scale of the sculptural ensemble...

Santiago de Compostela / La Coruña / Galicia.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2019

Conservation and international promotion of four 15th century flamenco tapestries (Pastrana Tapestry)

For the restoration and preservation of this set of Flemish tapestries, perhaps the most valuable of this time preserved in Europe, both for its quality and size and for the fact - also exceptional...

Guadalajara / Guadalajara / Castilla-La Mancha.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2011

Collection XVII-XVIII century plaster casts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando

With this Medal, the historical value of the collection is recognized, from the acquisitions made by Velázquez in Italy for King Philip IV, the castings that King Charles III brought with him from his...

Madrid / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2005

Cathedral of Tarazona

Not only has this monumental building been saved, but archaeological work has also yielded great finds, consisting of a late Roman necropolis, a public building from the lower imperial period with polychrome mosaics, and...

Tarazona / Zaragoza / Aragón.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2015

Caja Madrid Foundation

The Caja Madrid Foundation, today called Montemadrid, has been one of the main motors of private non-profit financing for heritage restoration projects in our country since its foundation.

Madrid / Madrid / Comunidad de Madrid.
Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2006

Cabanyal Live Archive

The project shows to what extent the consciousness of citizens towards the historic seafront of Valencia can be awakened through sustainable urban planning.

Valencia / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Education, training and awareness-raising in the year 2013

Blast furnace nº2 in the Port of Sagunto

The recovery of Blast Furnace number 2, witness to the industrial development of coal and steel in the 1920s, makes the port of Sagunto one of the icons of its historical and cultural landscape.

Sagunto / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2012

Auschwitz. Not a long time ago. Not too far.

This type of initiative allows the general public, particularly students, to learn about one of the darkest realities of the tortured twentieth century.

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Award in the Category Education, training and awareness-raising in the year 2020

Artisan lime, Morón. Recovery and dissemination of its knowledge and associated assets within the framework of sustainable actions in Europe

The complex includes different spaces, among which twenty-five lime kilns stand out, six houses used by workers of the trade, the furniture associated with them, and the protected quarry, commonly known as a historical...

Morón de la Frontera / Sevilla / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Education, training and awareness-raising in the year 2021

ART-RISK. Artificial intelligence applied to the preventive restoration of heritage buildings

The software has been tested in Seville, Cádiz, and Granada, and as an internationalization line in Colombia, Peru, the United Kingdom, Cuba, and Chile.

Sevilla / Sevilla / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Investigation in the year 2021

Actions in the Roman bridge and surroundings of puerta del puente and la Calahorra

The actions in the environment of the Guadalquivir, which have lasted eight years and cost thirty-three million euros, have returned to the citizens of Cordoba a first-class urban space for its beauty and historical...

Córdoba / Córdoba / Andalucía.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2014

“Light in images” Foundation

The "light in images" foundation, created at the request of the Valencian Regional Government in 1999, is behind all the restorations in the outstanding religious buildings of the autonomous community.

Valencia / Valencia / Comunidad Valenciana.
Award in the Category Dedicated service in the year 2009

“Cellers Cooperatius. Cooperative Wineries”, restoration of 8 modernist wineries

Built between 1913 and 1922, these eight wineries, beautiful examples of Catalan Modernism, have been continuously dedicated to the function for which they were constructed.

Barberà de la Conca, Cornudella de Montsant, l’Espluga de Francolí, Falset, Gandesa, Nulles, Pinell de Bari y Rocafort de Queralt / Tarragona / Cataluña.
Award in the Category Conservation in the year 2014