ATRIUM. Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th Century in Europe’s Urban Memory
The totalitarian regimes which characterised much of Europe during the central decades of the twentieth century had a major impact on the urban landscape.
Cluniac Sites in Europe
Up to the 18th century, Cluniac sites reflected the Europe-wide influence of Cluny Abbey both on a spiritual, economic, social and political level and in the areas of the arts and architecture.
Napoleon marked our cities, shaping their urban form and their future fortunes, whether for good or bad. This strong influence is still very much alive in present-day Europe.
European Cemeteries Route
Throughout history, cemeteries have been an essential part of our civilisation. These sacred and emotional spaces are concomitantly time witnesses of local history for cities and towns.
European Mozart Ways
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most influential figures in the history of music and of Western culture as a whole.
European Route of Ceramics
The ceramics industry boom has not just marked the economic development of the territories concerned, but has also produced a heritage and a social history and has contributed to the creation of a strong identity.
European Route of Cistercian Abbeys
From its origins in Burgundy in 1098, the Cistercian Order grew rapidly throughout the European continent, bringing together some 750 abbeys and 1,000 monasteries, with communities of both monks and nuns.
European Route of Historic Thermal Towns
Thermalism has been prevalent in Europe from ancient times to the present day. The most famous towns, called the “cafés of Europe”, reached the height of their renown during the 18th and 19th centuries.
European Route of Industrial Heritage
Industrialisation plants open to visitors and modern technology museums tell the exciting story of European industrialisation and its cultural, social and economics legacies.
European Route of Jewish Heritage
The Jewish people are an integral part of European civilisation, having made a unique and lasting contribution to its development through the millennia right up to today.
European Route of Megalithic Culture
Megalithic tombs, dolmens and other monuments represent the oldest surviving indigenous architecture of Europe.
European Routes of Emperor Charles V
Emperor Charles V was the great sixteenth century pan-European sovereign. His travels throughout the European continent are remembered as a symbol of unity for different regions and nations.
Huguenot and Waldensian Trail
This 2000 km-long international trail traces the historical path taken during the exile of the Huguenots and Waldensian.
The Impressionist movement strongly irrigated the European continent through painters like Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley, Franz Bunke, Ivan Grohar, Francisco Llorens-Diaz...
In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of world-wide bestsellers such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, was not only a renowned man of letters but also a restless traveller.
Iron Curtain Trail
The Iron Curtain Trail retraces the physical border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea dividing Easter and Western Europe for almost half a century following the end of the Second World War.
Iter Vitis Route
The culture of the vine, winemaking and viticultural landscapes have been an important part of European and Mediterranean food culture, since the domestication of the vine, in the 4th millennium BC.
Le Corbusier Destinations : Architectural Promenades
Le Corbusier Destinations: architectural promenades narrate the life and achievements of one of the major architects of the 20th Century
Liberation Route Europe
Liberation Route Europe is an international remembrance network linking the main regions impacted by the liberation of Europe from nazi occupation in 1944-1945.
The Phoenicians’ Route refers to the connection of the major nautical routes used by the Phoenicians, since the 12th century BC, as essential routes for trade and cultural communication in the Mediterranean.
Prehistoric Rock Art Trails
Prehistoric Rock Art is the art of the first Europeans. It appeared in Europe 42,000 years ago and continued until the Early Iron Age in some regions.
Réseau Art Nouveau Network
Appearing in the late 19th century, Art Nouveau spread rapidly in Europe. This artistic revolution was mainly inspired by natural forms and structures, not only flowers and plants, but also curved lines.
Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route
The Danube frontier of the Roman Empire was maintained by a constant military presence. As a result, the consumption of wine became an essential component of daily life in the region.
Route of Saint Olav Ways
Olav II Haraldsson, later known as St. Olav, was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. After he fell in the battle of Stiklestad in 1030 he was declared a martyr and a saint, which led to the propagation of his myth.
Routes of El Legado Andalusí
In the 8th century, the Iberian Peninsula saw the arrival of Arabs and Berbers who mixed with the Roman-Visigoth inhabitants, engendering what was known as Al-Andalus.
Routes of Reformation
The Routes of Reformation are the reflections of centuries of histories, when movements of Christianity all around Europe shared the will to change the institutions and break the status quo.
Routes of the Olive Tree
The presence of the olive tree has marked not only the landscape but also the everyday lives of the Mediterranean peoples.
Saint Martin of Tours Route
Saint Martin of Tours is one of the most familiar and recognisable Christian saints and has been venerated since the 4th century.
Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Routes
The legend holds that St. James's remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain, where he was buried on what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.
In the mid-13th century, German seafaring merchants joined together to lay the basis of what became the Hanseatic League as a way to pursue their shared economic interests.
TRANSROMANICA. Romanesque Routes of European Heritage
Around the year 1000, artists from all over Europe were inspired by the Roman and early Christian tradition, giving birth to a unique architectural style: the Romanesque.
The Carolingian dynasty finds its crucible in the heart of Austrasia, where a wealth of testimonies of the Carolingian saga has been permeating in the local culture ever since the Early Middle Ages.
In 990 AD, Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury, travelled to Rome to meet Pope John XV and receive the investiture pallium. Along theway, he recorded the 79 stages of the journey in his diary.
The House of Habsburg was one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. To a certain extent the history of the Habsburgs is also our history.
The Via Regia is the oldest and longest road linking Eastern and Western Europe. Evidence shows that the Via Regia corridor, was the favourite region of passage of migrating tribes as far back as the Stone Age.
The Viking Age was the period from 8th to 11th century during which Vikings achieved unrivalled boat building, navigational and seamanship skills allowing them to travel widely.