The second half of June are scheduled to open the Roman Theatre Museum located in the Palace Riquelme, a ceremony will be attended by a member of the royal family, hence the date and time are still pending.
The museum, which already are giving the finishing touches, was visited this morning by the architect who has undertaken the project of restoring the building, Rafael Moneo, who was accompanied by the Mayor, Pilar Barreiro, President Autonomous Community, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, and the manager of the Foundation Teatro Romano, Vicente Balibrea.
The origin of the project, as explained Moneo was born with the idea of preserving the Teatro Romano and incorporate it into the city, then understanding the need to incorporate the Palace Riquelme and present a memorial that involves a Roman studies institute.
The choice of this building is central to achieving this goal because of its proximity to the Theatre, and for this include the small academic endowments, such as an auditorium, a temporary exhibition hall, libraries, offices and offices for seminars.
According to Rafael Moneo, is a project that the architect's work has been to establish the continuity of architectural elements, covering all the points surrounding the Theatre and Museum in the city to integrate and give different perspectives of Cartagena .
To finish the project works just missing the pavement of the square Condesa Peralta and carry out the assembly of the museum, shows these to be ready within a few days.
A WALK THROUGH TIME
Visitors to the Roman Theatre Museum can enjoy a tour that starts going under General Ordonez Street until you reach two large rooms with a set of escalators that, over five floors, displays archaeological remains belonging the Teatro Romano.
On the top floor is reached the highest level, the level of the Old Cathedral of Santa Maria, pass under it and ends the visit in the last 'living' museum, the Roman Theatre, which can see the fruit of the work carried out to remake the scene and the monument in its entirety, so that visitors can move it freely, to exit the Peralta Condesa plaza.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena