Saturday, August 1, 2009

Unesco from Hungary & Uruguay

New cards in my unesco collection, Old Village of Holloko and it's surroundings in Hungary and Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay.


I got this card throught the "you choose unesco tag" and it was sent by Lilia "childish" from Bulgaria.

"Hollokö is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century." - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/401

Atali "cata035" sent me this Colonia del Sacramento card. This is the oldest town in Uruguay and the only unesco whs of the country.
"Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the Río de la Plata, the city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. After being disputed for a century, it was finally lost by its founders. The well-preserved urban landscape illustrates the successful fusion of the Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles." – in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/747

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