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The government is allocating 35 million for the rehabilitation and preservation of historical and cultural heritage


The work will be carried out in the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía, the National Library and in several castles


The Council of Ministers approved this Tuesday a transfer of 35 million euros from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism to the Ministry of Culture and Sport to fund interventions Maintenance and sustainable rehabilitation of real estate in several citiesas part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR).

Spain has around 17,199 cultural properties spread across the Spanish geography. With their maintenance and refurbishment, the aim is not only to protect these assets, attracts a larger number of tourists who choose Spain for its rich heritage. In 2019, more than 14.5 million trips were made for cultural purposes.

As stipulated in the agreement signed in May between the two ministries, ten projects will be carried out in different cities of cultural and tourist interest, with a direct impact on the cultural, environmental and economic sustainability of the environments in which they are located.

To the 8.5 million euros will be made available for revitalizing the headquarters of the National Librarywhile another 5.7 million euros will go to the reform of the Palacio de Velázquez and another 1.1 million euros to the renovation of roofs and facades in the Prado Museum.

The largest investment will go to the rehabilitation and adaptation of the Museum of Cáceres and the comprehensive rehabilitation of the Museum and the Early Christian Necropolis of Tarragona, for which around 15 million euros are available.

Finally, another 4.7 million euros will benefit the program of interventions in castles and public walls, which have been declared of Cultural Interest of Tourist Interest.


Source europapress.es

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