The Seville Heritage Commission authorizes the dismantling of the intermediate station of the Expo 92 cable car


The Provincial Historical Heritage Commission of Seville, attached to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports, has reported favorably regarding the demolition and dismantling project of the intermediate station of the old Expo 92 gondola lift, located on the path of the Discoveries of la Cartuja, considering that the action does not affect the monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas, a monument protected as an asset of cultural interest (BIC) and current headquarters of the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art (CAAC), according to an agreement adopted by said body on last September 7 and collected by Europa Press.

On the other hand, the central station of the old cable car, located on Torneo Avenue, behind the Plaza de Armas bus station, was recovered in 2011 thanks to its transformation into an auxiliary park of the Seville municipal society of Public Cleaning and Environmental Protection (Lipasam); since that year the demolition of an access to the old gondola lift from that street and the last vestiges of the installation in it was authorized.

As for the north station of the old cable car, which is also still standing in the Cartuja, the idea of ​​rehabilitating it as a future exhibition center related to the 1992 exhibition weighs heavily.

The Seville City Council, as is known, promotes in parallel a catalog of protection drawn up with respect to buildings, gardens and open spaces of the Cartuja heritage of the universal exhibition held in the city in 1992, a milestone in the history and urban planning of the city. Andalusian capital.


The initial approval document for the catalog lists eight buildings already protected, specifically the pavilions of France, Spain, Finland and the Navigation Pavilion with its Shindher tower; the Central Theater, the Redesa Building, the World Trade Center building and the Santa María de las Cuevas monastery; since in 2009, the Ministry of Culture had already agreed to register the pavilions of Hungary, Spain, Andalusia, Navigation, Finland and France in the General Catalog of Andalusian Historical Heritage.

From then on, the new municipal catalog incorporates the pavilions of Chile, Italy, Andalusia (already protected by the Junta), Europe, Canada, Hungary (also already protected), ONCE and Torre Triana; as well as eight free spaces and some of its architectural elements, such as viewpoints, fountains and sculptures.

These are, on the one hand, the avenues of Agua, Europa, Las Palmeras, Ombú and Los Arces; and, on the other, from the gardens of the Guadalquivir, the American Garden and the Cartuja, since the latter had been left out of the cataloging of the monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas.


This, after the controversial demolition of the old Pavilion of the United Nations Organization (UN) was completed in November 2020 thanks to the building license granted by the Urban Planning Department, for the construction of a new student residence.

Recently, by the way, the Office of the Andalusian Ombudsman, directed by Jesús Maeztu, issued a new resolution collected by Europa Press, in which it called for “conservation and management measures” for a series of movable items left over from the Universal Exhibition in 1992, mainly the parade floats, culverts, lampposts and luminaires; as well as promoting the “cataloging” process initiated by the City Council and materialized now in this initial protection catalog document.

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