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Santiago de Compostela - Coin Card

Coin Card
GBP £26.91
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  • 16.03.2018
  • 21 x 29,70 cm, 74 x 29,70 cm
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About Santiago de Compostela

The architectural and urban ensemble of the old town of Santiago de Compostela have been ample reason for UNESCO to grant the title of World Heritage in 1985 to a city that has always been considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Its historical center gathers around its cathedral the most significant monuments and buildings of the city, such as the Plaza del Obradoiro, the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, the 18th-century Rajoy Palace, the current headquarters of the City Hall, among many other buildings that they pick up in their architecture the Gothic and Romanesque art of the Middle Ages, going through the Renaissance and Baroque.

Among other aspects, UNESCO valued the eternal commitment of this city as a witness to the exchange of human values ​​within the field of Western culture, exchanges that in turn have allowed considerable advances in the field of architecture, monumental art or planning urban In addition to its indisputable religious and cultural bonding as is the continuous and increasingly crowded pilgrimage through the Camino de Santiago to this city and its cathedral.

This new folder of World Heritage collection, in the form of a triptych, has a size of 21 x 29,70 cm (closed) and is illustrated mainly with a part of the western facade of the Cathedral of Santiago accompanied by the stamped image of the Apostle Santiago contributing volume and magnitude to the monument.

It contains two philatelic elements protected in mounts and also a numismatic protected in a blister.

- A Block Sheet with circular seal 32 mm in diameter. Special folding format, size of folded sheet 104.50 x 150 mm. Included in the annual stamp program of Spain.

- A Calcographic Artist Test of the same emission, size 104.50 x 150 mm. With reproduction of the SILVER SEAL.

- A commemorative coin of legal tender of € 2, circulated, diameter 25.75 mm. Coined by the National Currency and Stamp Factory - Real Casa de la Moneda.