Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Collado visits Madrid to request money for castle renovation

Mayor Pascual Collado visited the Director of Restorations of the Ministry of Development, José María Verdú, in Madrid last week. The meeting was to request an investment of just under €1million to restore Jimena's castle under the '1% Cultural Plan', whereby that percentage is reserved for heritage restoration out of the Public Works budget. Renovation would result  in the opening to the public the main tower (Torre de Homenaje) and a guided tour of the walls to identify the various periods of work carried out on them, among other things that, says the Mayor, would be very important to the municipality and would "revitalise tourism and the local economy." A decision as to the inclusion of Jimena in the plan is likely to come down in July.

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