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They ask for support so that the Via Nova is a World Heritage Site

Thursday, 8 November, 2012

Once again the PP asks the Government to show its support for the candidacy of the Vía Nova or Vía XVIII to qualify for the category of World Heritage. The deputy Ana Vázquez presented the proposal not of law. She recalls that they already tried something similar in Zapatero's time "but the Socialists opposed it, preferring to back the candidacy of flamenco," he said. The Via Nova is the main monument of antiquity in the province of Ourense. It is also the most extensive as it crosses this territory entering through Xurés and leaving through Valdeorras. He left from the Roman city of Bracara Augusta (Braga) towards Astúrica Augusta (Astorga), two headwaters of Roman legal convents in the peninsular Northwest.

The road has more than 280 miles, which makes it the most possessed in Europe. It also conserves five bridges, being one of the most spectacular for its size Ponte Bibei, entirely Roman, still in use. Another great construction of this type is Ponte Cigarrosa, in the middle of which the municipalities of Petín and A Rúa meet, although this Roman bridge only conserves the foundations, which are padded and look very good when the San Dam reservoir descends. Martiño This road has a length in kilometers, between its two cities about 300 kilometers.

Its design, to have two thousand years, is innovative, because it saves rough terrain with a slope of 6% and, paying attention to its layout, especially in Riocaldo, its lightness is appreciated, since it seems that the engineers who planned it make it lightly touch the ground.

There are Ourense studios that reveal the route through this province, although there are sections that can hardly be seen. This road is a spectacular monument. Another thing is that Unesco remembers it.