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The Camino de la Cruz Foundation recovers the facades of the convent of Santa Clara and the parish of El Salvador with an investment of 250,000 euros (03/09/2019)

The mayor, together with members of the government team and employers of the foundation, have held the first working meeting with the new Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports

The Camino de la Cruz Foundation allocates 400.00 euros this year to the restoration and sponsorship of tourist, cultural and sporting events

The Camino de la Cruz Foundation, with the support of the Government of the Region of Murcia and the City Council of Caravaca de la Cruz, recovers the facades of the monastery of Santa Clara and the church of El Salvador de Caravaca de la Cruz, "some works that they have an investment of 250,000 euros and that they are an important step in the recovery of the heritage as a fundamental value for a historic municipality, tourist and pilgrimage destination ", as indicated by the mayor, José Francisco García, who has reported" the end of the works in the convent of the Poor Clares and the start this week of the performances in the major parish. "

The Mayor of Caravaqueño wanted to "thank wholeheartedly the patrons of the Camino de la Cruz Foundation for their effort and involvement, since they have been able, together with the public administration, to launch a fundamental tool to generate initiatives around the tourist and cultural development of Caravaca de la Cruz and the Region ".

He also stressed that "above any political sign, we must be united to claim the central government of Madrid to unlock the situation as soon as possible and that Caravaca can continue to benefit from these tax incentives, since we have many projects to execute and a long way to go. walk in this path public-private collaboration. "

In total, the Foundation will allocate 400,000 euros this year for the restoration of these heritage assets and other cultural, tourist and sporting events such as the '90K Camino de la Cruz' (October 5), 'Las Cocinas del Jubileo' (mid October) and the Camino de la Cruz Regatta (September 14 and 15), among other performances.

The Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, Cristina Sánchez, offered all the details of both actions, the first of the Camino de la Cruz Foundation, of which she is president, aimed at recovering the heritage of Caravaca and its cultural landscape.

In this regard, he stressed that "the last phase of the rehabilitation of the facade of the monastery of Santa Clara has been completed, with the adequacy of a total area of ​​350 square meters."

The counselor said that in the coming days the restoration of the south, east and north low facades of the church of El Salvador, declared of Cultural Interest (BIC), will begin, which will consist of cleaning, consolidation of the stone and protection of the same.

Improvement interventions will also be carried out on cornices, window moldings, inscription tombstones and other figures.

"The works will have a maximum duration of five months and will allow, together with those already completed in Las Claras, to contribute to the consolidation of Caravaca de la Cruz as a reference of cultural and religious tourism with a view to the celebration of the next Jubilee Year of 2024 ", said the head of Tourism in the Autonomous Government.

The Parish Church of El Salvador, well of cultural interest, dates its construction in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, being one of the most impressive and emblematic Renaissance temples of the northwest region and the Region of Murcia.

Over the years, natural and human elements have been deteriorating and wearing away the exterior of this church.

Patrons of the Foundation

Patrons of the Camino de la Cruz Foundation, such as Grupo Fuertes, Grupo Desserts Reina, Café Salzillo, Estrella de Levante, Limcamar and the Government of the Region of Murcia, have cooperated directly in these maintenance and conservation works. through its Tourism Institute.

The counselor highlighted "the commitment that the Foundation has been demonstrating since 2016 to promote and value Caravaca de la Cruz as a tourist and pilgrimage destination beyond its Jubilee Year.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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