By Cathy Elelman • 08 November 2019 • 12:30
AGREEMENT: The Mayor said it was important to continue investing in the project.
CREDIT: Ajuntament de Finestrat
RENOVATION works on the San Bartolome church in Finestrat are set to continue thanks to the collaboration of the local council.
Finestrat Mayor Juan Francisco Perez has signed an agreement with parish priest Vicente Castaño, under which the local authority will continue to invest in the project.
The works got underway last year with the cleaning up and renovation of the crypts with council financing of just short of €50,000. Under the new agreement the local administration will allocate a further €55,439 to finance the following phase in accordance with the project backed by the council and the Diocese of Orihuela.
The Finestrat Mayor made it clear his administration supported the initiative as “the conservation of our heritage.
“It is very important to work every year and to contribute investments to implement this project”, Perez added.
He said to not do so would mean the church would deteriorate, which would then necessitate the modification of the project and would make the works more expensive.
The second phase of works will include installing glass panels so people can see the church crypts from outside.
The San Bartolome church dates back to the late 18th century and is listed on the Valencia Cultural Heritage General Inventory as a monument of local relevance.
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