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The rehabilitation works of the Tourist Office of the Gates of San José begin (27/06/2020)

| With them the pathologies that arise on the walls of the 18th century will be solved, eliminating the deterioration caused by saltpeter and humidity | The Archaeological Heritage area of ??the Cartagena City Council has already contracted the works that will solve the pathologies that arose in the walls of the 18th century, eliminating the deterioration caused by saltpeter and damp and improving its lighting system.The rehabilitation works of the Gates of San José will begin shortly and will allow the recovery of the body of guard of the Wall of Carlos III, declared a Site of Cultural Interest in its entirety.

It will be here where a renewed Tourist Office will be located.According to the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón, “these works will solve the pathologies that arose in the walls of the 18th century, eliminating the deterioration caused by saltpeter and humidity.

Its lighting system will also be improved.

This is the fourth action that is approved within the Comprehensive Recovery Plan of the Old Town ”.The Tourist Office is located in the vaults of the stables of the Guard Corps of the old Gates of San José.

The award amount for these works is 42,334.26 euros and they have a term of execution of four months.Conservation work will focus on:-The removal of the lining material from the walls parallel to the vaults to improve their breathability.-The replacement of the lime mortar covering on the walls perpendicular to the vaults.-Cleaning the surface of the vaults.-The cancellation and / or replacement of luminaires embedded in the coverings by other more energy efficient and visible installation.It is a vaulted body of which two vaults of the five existing initials are preserved.

It is the section closest to bastion no.

22, built with powerful canvases of masonry and brick combined with large blocks of limestone, framing the semicircular arcades that support the barrel vaults, built by approaching rows of brick.

This structure allows the upper adarve of the wall to be supported, constituting a solid work prepared for the warlike ups and downs that it had to endure.SECOND PHASE OF THE ROMAN AMPHITHEATERSince June 25, the intervention works in the meridian quadrant of the Roman Amphitheater have already been put out to tender, which consists of the consolidation of the double wall of the Plaza de Toros ring, this being the second phase of its recovery and which has an execution budget of 400,000 euros (VAT included).

The term of execution of these works is eight months.The planned works refer to the recovery and consolidation of a double section of the Plaza de Toros ring, using the same methodology applied in the first phase section.Specifically, these works consist of the rehabilitation of the supporting structure in three heights, according to what is forged in the Plaza de Toros, recovering the platforms of the old bullring."We continue to fulfill our commitment to advance in the enhancement of this heritage jewel of Cartagena.

These works will involve an investment of 400,000 euros, taking advantage of the grant from the Ministry of Development of 300,000 euros and that we complete from the City Council with 100,000 more euros so that it can be a reality, ”explained the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón.For its part, from the Archaeological Heritage area, a project of the Third Phase has been presented to the Ministry of Development, opting for the 1.5% cultural funds of 2020.It should be noted that the remodeling project for Calle Subida de San Diego and Calle Saura has also been recently approved with a charge to the Hidrogea social fund for an amount of 615,949 euros (VAT included), to which the works of conservation of the Gates of San José that will begin shortly.In total, there are already four actions that have been approved, among the ten works that are included in the Comprehensive Plan for the Recovery of the Historic District, announced by the Mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, earlier this year and that It already exceeds one million euros of investment.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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