Mallorca celebrates new UNESCO World Heritage Site

Friday, July 01, 2011

Mallorca celebrates new UNESCO World Heritage Site

A new UNESCO heritage site has been established in the Spanish island of Mallorca. At a meeting of UNESCO's world heritage committee in Paris this week, it was announced that the Serra de Tramuntana in Majorca, the rugged mountain range that runs from the south west to north east of the island, is to be given UNESCO status.


The remarkable mountain range, described as a landscape that has been very intensely shaped by man, has undergone lengthy restoration works in recent years. In light of the new World Heritage recognition, Mallorca, a traditional haven for holiday makers should benefit from having its name inscribed on the list, helping to further boost tourism from a new kind of culture seeking visitor, which in turn could drive demand for homes in Mallorca.


Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of Spain property developer Taylor Wimpey de Espana, says: “World heritage sites inevitably attract tourists and we are delighted that the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in Mallorca has been recognised for its cultural and physical beauty. Achieving heritage status will show the world that Mallorca has so much more to offer: “Highlighting Mallorca's traditional side and celebrating the cultural and historical wonders that we are so very lucky to have on the island is extremely important and we believe that the recent listing will certainly attract a greater number of fascinated visitors as well as prospective property investors wishing to soak up the benefits from such a prestigious acknowledgement.”

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