The institutional commission of the Olivar Landscapes candidacy in Andalusia. Millennial history of a sea of olives to World Heritage approved the sending of the file to the UNESCO so that their registration in the list of assets in 2025. This was announced by the president of the Jaén Provincial Council, Francisco Reyes, who chaired this commission whose members have unanimously approved the candidacy, which includes 13,489 olive grove plots.

“Tomorrow it will be sent to the Junta de Andalucía to send it to the Ministry of Culture and the latter will send it to UNESCO before January 15 which is the established deadline,” said Reyes, who specified that the new time horizon will lead to the summer of 2025, when the UNESCO general assembly would debate the inscription and its declaration as World Heritage.

“I believe that the objective has been met, we have a magnificent file that, we have no doubt, will deserve the support of UNESCO,” Reyes emphasized yesterday.

A total of 14 zones

This file identifies 14 cultural landscape zoneswhich have also been delimited based on their history: Montoro (Córdoba), Ducal Mill (Córdoba)Soledad y Guzmán (Seville), San Ignacio (Seville), Tavera y Buzona (Seville), Cortijo La Jara (Cádiz), Nigüelas (Granada), Olivares de Santa Catalina (Jaén), El Ruedo (Córdoba)Alfar de Écija (Seville), Cortijo Blanco (Málaga), Campiñas de Jaén (Jaén), Hacienda La Laguna (Jaén), and Zuheros (Córdoba).

Together with the Provincial Council of Jaén, the institutional commission of the candidacy is made up of the provincial councils of Córdoba, Granada, Seville and Málaga, the universities of these provinces, the Board, agricultural organizations and foundations such as Savia and Juan Ramón Guillén.