iHERITAGE Spanish Holographic Exhibition on UNESCO World Heritage Gardens Opens its Doors to the Public!


The iHERITAGE project brings to life a one-of-a-kind exhibition in which the vegetal world and cutting-edge technology collide in a colorful sensory experience.

The "Gardens. Heritage and Dreams." exhibition covering the courtyard and several floors of the 14th-century Corral del Carbón building in Granada was created and organized by project partner, El legado andalusí Andalusian Public Foundation (Regional Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Government of Andalusia) as part of the iHERITAGE Project, an ICT Mediterranean platform for UNESCO cultural heritage, co-financed by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED Programme.

The Vice-Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Mr. Victor Manuel González Garca, and the Managing Director of the El Legado Andalus Foundation, Mara de la Concepción de Santa Ana, inaugurated the exhibition on December 2nd introducing new technologies such as holography and Virtual Archaeological Reconstructions to bring the gardens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites closer to the visitor.

Curated by the artist María Teresa Martín-Vivaldi and the Botanics University Professor José Tito Rojo, the exhibition reflects on the values of the garden, as well as the numerous connections existing  between European gardens, with special emphasis on the gardens of the heritage of Al-Andalus and the Mediterranean.

As reflected by the title, the exhibition also combines the ideas of a garden and heritage, encouraging visitors to consider the garden as an ornamental and historical feature. Visitors will immerse themselves in real and imaginary gardens, made of paper, stone, sound and music, gardens for children, gardens in engravings, in painting, in photography, gardens that have inspired all the arts, and even gardens recreated using the latest technologies, within the outlined framework of the European project iHERITAGE. 

The Exhibition creates a space for a wide range of components that, despite their diversity, harmoniously interact with one another. In addition to real plants, visitors will also find artwork, historic photographs, museum artifacts, books, and, as a distinctive component, high-tech tools like holographies and virtual archaeological reconstructions that will display the most recent findings from research at heritage sites recognized by UNESCO.

Are you as intrigued to visit as we are? Here's your Open Invitation to visit the Exhibition ANY Day from 9 a.m.- to 8 p.m. until March 12th in Granada!