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Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

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The Iron Route in The Pyrenees (Industrial Heritage in Europe)



The Iron Route in The Pyrenees (Industrial Heritage in Europe)

The theme was integrated into the Council of Europe programme in May 2004 and is awarded certification as a “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” on 9 December 2004.
The Pyrenees is a region rich in iron ore, and in consequence in mines, forges and associated operations such as charcoal works. The result is very important range of heritage features, dating primarily from the early 17th century to the late 19th century, on which a programme of conservation and development work has been undertaken.
The cross-border route is linking France, the Principality of Andorra and Spain. It offers a trip into the heart of mines, forgets and dwellings, which have been made into museums.

European Institute of Cultural Routes
Information source: The Council of Europe Cultural Routes brochure, 2004
Photo: The iron route in Andorra; © EICR