Alliance Spain SVIAR021 RENO 01.08.2008 20.08.2008 18-26
Code: SVIAR021 Year: 2008
Name: CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
Location: Canfranc, Pueblo
Project: RENO - Restoration/renovation
Initial Date: 01-08-2008 Final Date: 20-08-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 26 Places: 10
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Aragуn. Province of Huesca.
Anyone who would like to give a helping hand in restoring
community heritage on a historical pilgrimage route
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Continuing the tradition started in the year 2000, the work camp
proposes that the work undertaken in 2008 should also benefit the
Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route (a UNESCO World Heritage
The chosen site is located at the point where the Paseo de los
railway tunnel leading into Canfranc station from the south.
It is a solidly-built edifice in reinforced concrete which blends
into the landscape and lies partly underground. The bunker is
reached by a trench which runs parallel to the forest track,
leading to a covered gallery giving access to the various rooms
where the guns were positioned.
HOW THE WORK IS ORGANISED:
The participants will first be informed by experts about the
history of the site, with emphasis being placed on the symbolic
nature of the project and the benefits it will bring to others.
Participants will completely clear and clean the site, removing
vegetation, rubbish and waste by hand and employing simple and
However, any item related to the constructions of the site will
be kept and/or recorded and will be placed in a place determined
by the Aragonese Regional Government’s heritage services.
The rubble and rubbish which the participants clear away will be
placed in an appropriate container so that it may be taken to the
Once these tasks have been completed, participants will make and
install whatever information points and signposts are deemed
necessary to ensure that the site and its new purpose is apparent
1. Exploit the possibilities of Contemporary Heritage sites on
2. Clean and repair fortifications on the P Line and make them
3. Create a printed document for visitors
4. Create good working environment amongst the participants and
to encourage links between the participants and the village’s
5. Involve the participants in the village’s summer activities.
6. Carry out a complementary educational programme dealing with
7. Provide training in environmental issues and heritage and how
to preserve, respect and disseminate it.
8. Take advantage of the time spent living in the area to
understand the past and present of a small mountain village and
to appreciate the area’s various natural features as well as the
changes brought about by mankind.
9. Undertake a programme of cultural activities, handicrafts, and
sporting and mountain activities.
10. Strengthen links between the group’s members, working on
tolerance, mutual assistance, participation and cultural