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The City Council approves the agreement for the recovery and improvement of the Church of San Patricio (30/09/2009)

The second phase of work will be completed with the collaboration of the Municipal Town Hall, Regional Government, Bishop of Cartagena and Cajamurcia.

The Phase III and has an investment of 100,000 € for the drafting of the project.

The Mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jodar, announced that the city of Lorca, in the last meeting of the Local Government Board, has given free rein to the collaboration agreement for the settlement of the Collegiate Church of San Patricio.

The mayor has said that "today is a good day for our city because we are talking about the real and most important religious architectural heritage jewel of our region.

This is the biggest challenge in asset recovery we will carry out the City Council, in collaboration with the Autonomous Community of Murcia, through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Bishop of Cartagena and Cajamurcia. ".

Francisco Jodar has also indicated that "this is a case in which I have personally involved because I think it deserves its Collegiate Lorca look with all the splendor it deserves.

We spent several years "fighting" to get up to this point and we will keep pushing and working for San Patricio see not only improved his image, but its internal structure, chapels, halls and chapter history.

The Collegiate Church is not a building over the old town, is the core themes that this city has been evolving and has been the scene of major events that have marked time Lorca. "

The Mayor of Lorca has detailed that the agreement includes undertaking the implementation of the restoration work contained in the Report of the Heritage Service of the Department of Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage of June 1, 2009, in technical terms the project "Restoration of the Collegiate Church of San Patricio Phase II: Structures and Covers" drafted by the architect Alfredo Vera Boti, authorized by the General Directorate of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets dated April 29, 2009.

This document indicates that the restoration work and provide for improved performances:

Temple: local Underpinning bearing elements by flexible micropiles. Consolidation of the domes cracked.

The interior finishes will strengthen and restore lost or altered.

In facades, cleaning, building, waterproofing and restoration of altered blocks.

Chapels: In the chapels will follow a similar approach, taking into account that the presence of higher content furniture.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Fortress: Restoring significant moisture from the covers that have altered ornaments carved stonework.

Chapter House: Recovery of the attic that was initially and consolidation of terminal elements located on the cornices.

Terrace Priestly: Recovery of the areas required for the safe disposal of water eliminating the hidden hat, the piers of felling of timber beams and balustrades and restoring the damaged elements.

Francisco Jodar has indicated that the cost of action amounts to a total of 1,083,556.11 euros, and will be funded according to the following input box, for annuities and entities:





CARM (35%)





CajaMurcia (35%)





Bishopric (20%)





City Council (10%)









The mayor lorquino anticipated also that this phase III will happen a second for the Autonomous Community has already awarded a grant to the Bishop of Cartagena for the drafting of the project.

The amount of the over 100,000 €.

An investment in recovery of the historical record

Francisco Jodar has indicated that the investment is taking place in our municipal area in the recovery of historical heritage was "unprecedented."

The Mayor pointed out that the main activities focus on improving the church of San Cristobal, a project that is intended an amount of € 386,000, restoring the historic medieval city wall, which receives an investment of XXXXXX, restoration the tower of the Shrine of the Virgin de las Huertas, which has a cash injection of € 300,000, the project for the rehabilitation of the Palace of Guevara, who receives a grant of 82,000 €, archaeological excavations Revitalization Plan Tourism Product Lorca, amounting to 120,000 €, as well as works that developed House on the perimeter of the Castle, including the synagogue musealization appeared in the castle grounds and the adjacent Jewish quarter, along with the restoration of the church of San Clemente, posed together an investment of 3.4 billion euros.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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