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The current legislation regarding historical monuments in Spain dates from 1985. However, Monumentos nacionales (to use the pre-1985 term) were first designated in the nineteenth century. Now there are some 13,000 monuments registered by the Ministry of Culture within the wider category of Bien de Interés Cultural. Bien de Interés Cultural means literally "Property of Cultural Interest", although a better translation could be "Heritage of Cultural Interest", as Spain now protects examples of intangible cultural heritage as well as material heritage.[1]

As well as monuments, the category of Bien de Interés Cultural includes the following sub-categories of non-movable heritage:

See also

A few of numerous articles at Wikipedia covering Spanish monuments are:


  1. ^ Definición de bienes culturales protegidos, Ministry of Culture (Spain).


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