Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Restoration project of Castillo Fortaleza in Santa Pola

Santa Pola/July 11, 2024

The Santa Pola City Council has announced the launch of a project to improve accessibility and renovate the roof of the historic Castillo Fortaleza. The project has already received approval from the Directorate General of Heritage of the Generalitat Valenciana, which is necessary for sites that are Cultural Assets.

Project objective

The main objective of the project is to restore the original appearance of the castle's roof, clean up the existing infrastructure and carry out the necessary maintenance work. As part of the first phase, it is planned to restore the historic appearance of Castillo Fortaleza by opening the blanks on the north and east wings, cleaning and strengthening the north facade and the eastern, preserving their original texture and materials.

Scope of work The restoration work will include:
• Restoration of the original construction and appearance of the blanks on the eastern and northern facades, which were built up with brick in the past.
• Cleaning and reinforcing the masonry of all north and east facades, preserving their existing texture and materials.
• Removal of elements added to the castle in the 20th century.
• Archaeological supervision
Due to the fact that the work will involve the removal of non-original elements, an application has been submitted to the Directorate General of Heritage for accompanying archaeological supervision. This is to document the various construction processes that have affected and are affecting this defensive structure.

Importance of the project

The restoration of Castillo Fortaleza is an important step in the preservation of Santa Pola's cultural heritage. The restoration of the castle's original appearance and the cleanup of its infrastructure will allow for a better understanding of the history of this monument, as well as improving its accessibility for residents and tourists. The project demonstrates the city's commitment to preserving and promoting its heritage cultural.

What's next?

Renovation work is scheduled for the coming months. Santa Pola residents and visitors will be able to follow the progress of the work and enjoy the results of this important investment. We encourage you to regularly visit the city's website and follow information about the project on social media.

Summary

The renovation of Castillo Fortaleza is a key project for Santa Pola, which will contribute to the to preserve and promote the city's cultural heritage. With the approval of the Directorate General of Heritage and the planned archaeological supervision, the work will be carried out with the utmost care to preserve the original character and history of this unique monument.

Santa Pola is looking forward to completing the project and reopening Castillo Fortaleza to the public.

Author: Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola

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