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Culture will begin next week emergency actions to ensure security in the Castle of Mula (03/08/2017)

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, through the Directorate General of Cultural Property, has approved the order to begin next week emergency actions to ensure security in the Castle of Mula, a construction of the sixteenth century declared Bien Of Cultural Interest.

According to the director general of Cultural Heritage, Juan Antonio Lorca, the technicians of the council made a few weeks ago a new visit to the monument and verified the lack of protections in certain areas of the castle.

Although the site is not currently open to the public, the technicians pointed out the need to take protective measures to avoid the situation of risk and the danger for the property itself and for the people, since the owners are not fulfilling their obligation to preserve And maintain this fort, declared a Cultural Interest.

Lorca said that the actions, with a budget of 25,000 euros, will begin next week and will consist of the revision and repair of the current closure, the placement of indicative signs that warn of the prohibition of passage and closure of the interior area, in The west zone behind the wall, with galvanized metal fence.

A guardrail of provisional protection, in the entrance area and elevating bridge, will also be placed and consolidation of tapial canvases in the entrance area, as well as the protection of seven holes with galvanized metal grid, in addition to the adequacy of The staircase and railing of the upper patio.

Regarding the Tower of Homage, the adaptation and protection of the southwest corner, by dismantling non-original elements that represent a danger of detachment, will also be carried out in addition to taking complementary measures to guarantee the safety of this area.

As a complement, will be carried out tasks of vegetation removal in courtyards and coronation of walls, among other measures of safety and health.

All actions will be carried out under archeological supervision.

Commitment to heritage

The director general reiterated "the commitment of the regional government with the recovery and maintenance of our historical and cultural heritage", and specifically, the Castle of Mula, "one of the jewels of our Region," and lamented "the owners' "Against those who are already running from the administration the corresponding sanctioning files that marks the law and that Juan Antonio Lorca is confident that they will be resolved" as soon as possible. "

"We urge the City of Mula to undertake fundamental actions to continue guaranteeing the safety and integrity of this jewel of our heritage, for which we provide a significant budget from the Autonomous Community, fulfilling the mandate of the Regional Assembly through the inclusion of a specific item in the Law of Budgets ".

Specifically, the City Council has been required to execute 80,000 of the 166,371 euros granted by the Community for the support of the western tower of the wall, an action that was pending a geotechnical study and finalized.

From the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment is waiting to receive the Master Plan for the Castle of Mula with all the actions to be carried out and that has the financing of the Community and the technical support of the General Directorate of Goods Cultural.

The drafting of the Master Plan was already taken to competition and is pending adjudication.

Source: CARM

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