• Rajoy visited the stands and shared an event with the fifteen Spanish cities that are World Heritage cities, on occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the network’s creation.

The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, visited the International Tourism Fair, FITUR2018, at Feria de Madrid, for the 25th anniversary of the network of World Heritage cities, which currently comprises Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza, Mérida, Salamanca, La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo and Úbeda, represented by their mayors. The Minister of Industry, Álvaro Nadal, also attended the ceremony.

He pointed out a feature of each of them, whether it was history, heritage or the crossroads of culture that many of them had been. He said that they represent the best of Spain.

The Mayoress of Cordoba, Isabel Ambrosio, had spoken earlier, and also highlighted that these cities represent Spain towards the world, and its “best values”.

.A visit to the stands

After spending some time with the mayors, Rajoy was invited by the President of the Community of Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes, to visit the region’s hall at the fair, right across from the Turespaña stand, where the event with the World Heritage cities had taken place.

At the Madrid stand he took the occasion to taste some local wine and to enjoy a couple of tapas, but also to greet visitors, have his picture taken with them, and to receive some gifts.