During the summit the city of Seville will host a major exhibition on the nautical cartography of Magallanes and Elcano
Seville City Council has attended the biennial meeting of the Network of Magellanic Cities held in the Argentine cities of Puerto Cruz and San Julián where it has taken the opportunity to report on the programming of activities for the V Centenary of the First Circumnavigation of the Earth. These activities will begin in 2019 and will continue until 2022, when the Andalusian capital will play an important role, as it will host the 8th international assembly of this network in January.
In this Argentine meeting, progress has also been made in the accession of countries that support the candidature of the Magallanes and Elcano Route to the UNESCO World Heritage List. A network of 17 cities from 8 countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia that will be added to the remaining 6 cities on the historical itinerary of the first round-the-world tour as the date approaches.
It is an event with a global impact, which includes a dozen countries, and also in Spain to several local governments ranging from Seville, where the expedition departed, to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, the Junta de Andalucía and the Central Government.