European Heritage Days
European Heritage Days are an ambitious cultural heritage awareness programme organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the European Union.
They consist of open days in which, exceptionally and for a limited time, the public can access and learn about numerous resources linked to their heritage and history.
Euskadi, seen by womenIs it possible to interpret our heritage from a gender-based perspective?
Euskadi: marked by women
Throughout history, women have left their mark on Euskadi, the Basque Country, and have helped to forge the very character of this land.
For generations, women have played an essential role in shaping, spreading and preserving our cultural heritage.
The theme chosen for this year’s European Heritage Days is “Heritage, a Woman’s Legacy”, giving us a chance to take a different viewpoint as we observe our heritage in social and cultural terms.
We have organised numerous activities in all three of our territories, seeking to highlight the way in which women have been silenced, discriminated against and rendered invisible in matters of heritage. This goes for the extent to which they are represented and the contributions that they have made.
Activities in the various territories
Plan your route
Plan your route to enable you to take part in as many activities as possible. Remember that in some cases visits are by prior appointment only.
Confirm details of activities
You should call the telephone number given for the activity that interests you, so as to confirm the details and check that there have been no last-minute changes.
Wear suitable clothing and footwear
Many of the activities on offer involve walking along country paths, so you will need to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Take along waterproofs or an umbrella in case it rains.
Be respectful with the rest of the group
Be punctual and check out the route to the starting point ahead of time. During the visit, follow the instructions of the guide do not distract others.
Help us keep improving
At the end, do not hesitate to let the guide know what you think of the visit. If there is a satisfaction survey available, please take a few minutes to complete it.