GIVEN VOICE TO THE HIDDEN HERITAGE (ONCE AGAIN)
Here we are. This is one of the main goals at Patrimonio para jóvenes. Hidden heritage, small beauties, not very important, not big enough to be visited by big tourist groups. But a heritage belonging to a village, a people, an identity.
We have travelled at Larraya, at least twice.
ON THE ROAD TO EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS 2019
This year the slogan is Art and Entertainment.On the website of the European Heritge Days you can find more information about it. Here are some ideas: “Will be exciting to witness diverse European cultural traditions share a collective stageate the 2019 European Heritage Days. From street shows to concert halls, traditional theaters and museums to modern cinema and digital art, entertainment heritage of Europe will play out on local, national and European stages for visitors and guests of all ages to enjoy.The all-encompassing theme will include sports, photography, tourism, circus, fairs, visual arts, cinema, radio, and television among other entertainment-inspired art forms”
Here you can see us wtih local sport as ” pelota’, music, and the architecture as the satge and meeting point.
A MEDIEVAL PORTICO AS A STAGE
First of all, this small church and its protico must be known. Musicians from Pamplona Jazz orchestra visited first the place. We remembered one of the functions of “porticos”: a place of entertainment.( The main functions were liturgical, morturary and also as a meeting point for the village council)
After the concert, we had a visit to the inside of the church. Today restored, it conserves a nice atmosphere given by the Romanic architecture. San Roman of Larraya is cute and peaceful.
Its so nice the tabernacle, done in Renaissance style.
AND HERE WE ARE AT THE FROTON
Nothing better than this to share and promote the ludic aspects of heritage. A fronton beside a church. Places where a community is gathered for prays and games Juan Barriola, one of the people in charge of Pelota Club of Ardoi, is very concerned about protecting frontones with its original function.
AND A PALACE
A palace “cabo de armería” typical from Navarra. It was so nice the chat with its owners Martin and Visi. They tell stories, memories, and so on , that everything concludes on alive heritage
THE VALUE OF THE LANDSCAPE
The landscape as heritage itself. The place where architecture and art in general are located.
Larraya in spring time has a soft aspect, relaxing, green. A kind of small English countryside.
Even the cats look as if they were very interested in all the show there
AND IF YOU ARE IN SPAIN, DON’T FORGET TORTILLA DE PATATA
Tortilla, red wine, chorizo and all of the famous typical tapas or pinchos from our country.
A good way to enjoy conversation and the friendly people of Larraya. Once more, remember, the heritage is alive when is visited.. The video by Clara Frago , here