Catalan town joins the Art Nouveau European Route
The route aims to promote modernist art, and also includes international cities like Glasgow, Riga and Turin
The town of Tortosa in the Southern Catalan part of the Ebre Delta, has become a member of the Art Nouveau European Route.
The route is an association of local governments and non-governmental institutions that work for the international promotion and protection of the modernist (sometimes known as ‘art nouveau’) heritage worldwide.
Tortosa becoming part of this route will allow the sharing of modernism art knowledge. Additionally, it will open possibilities for a “bridge of communication and exchange” for best practices, explained the councilor of Culture, Dolors Queralt. The city of Tortosa is already listed on the route’s official website, along with other Catalan cities such as Barcelona, Tarragona and Girona, named alongside international metropoles like Glasgow, Riga and Turin, among others.
Tortosa made the petition to become one of the stops on the Art Nouveau European Route a few years ago. Still, it was not until the proposal was accepted at a meeting at the Barcelona City Council that it was finally able to do so. Indeed, the next publication put out by the European Route of Modernism will include an article dedicated to Tortosa and its landmarks.
Changes are already being made within the city of Tortosa itself. Indeed, the town’s Council has already published tourist material to publicize the Modernist elements and routes of the town, differentiated by neighborhoods. The councilor for Tourism of Tortosa, Josep Felip Monclús, also spoke of all of the “heritage that can be offered” in relation to the modernist art for those who “come to visit and enjoy the city.”