Patricia del Pozo, acting Minister of Culture and Historical Heritage, announced, as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, that the "imminent tender” for the drafting of contracts for the project and archaeological monitoring, construction and security management, and restoration work on Cerro de San Cristobal and Al-Mudayna will be held. The investment is 1,093,213,213 euro.
Similar to the previous example, it is anticipated that the rehabilitation of Torre del Homenaje, the massive complex of Alcazaba de Almeria, will start in September. This will be done with an investment from Feder Funds of 642,146.60 euro.
After an eight-month intervention, Del Pozo visited the Alcazaba Monumental Complex, Almeria, to restore the Wall of the Candle. He indicated that this action had allowed for "advancement in the knowledge of the monument and guarantee its conservation and preservation, eradicate pathologies, and prevent their recurrence in the future>>>."
The head of Culture insisted that the Andalusian Government, headed by Juanma Moreno for the preservation and enhancement of Almeria monument, one the most significant monumental complexes of the country, be committed in this regard.
These restorations, he stated, have "endured the pathologies caused water leaks and environmental action" while repairing the unfortunate damage done in the 20th century.
Based on the technical study of the original element's morphology, the intervention "has been based upon discrete consolidations that use materials and fabrics similar, but precisely defining the separation with them."
This will allow you to see the various works that were done on the wall canvas after an investment of 300.199.54 Euros from Feder Funds.
The Wall of the Candle is one of the most iconic stretches of the Alcazaba wall. It measures almost 90m in length and eight meters high in its central panels. It rises up to ten metres in the monument's North and South towers.
The central canvases are crowned with merlons with double-pyramidal coping. A small section has a crenelled breastplate without the merlons.
It is not only intended to improve the condition of the building's conservation, but it is also designed to make the rooms and floors available for public inspection.
The counselor also stated that it would be done with MRR Funds. This includes the restoration and repair of the South Wall and North Wall of Second Precinct and improvement of the supply network and irrigation system of Alcazaba.
The restoration of Torre del Homenaje and the restorations of the Califal Cistern, as well as the restorations of the Troop Bath, are some of the actions that will be completed.
Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco was the Mayor of Almeria. He thanked the Government of Juanma moreno and the Minister of Culture, for their commitment to the history and heritage of Almeria.
He stated that "For the first-time in its recent history this privileged area is not being forgotten or wasted and is becoming an cultural, tourist, and landscape reference framework."
Fernandez-Pacheco concluded by highlighting "the great progress made for Almeria" which was "not possible without the willingness of the Ministry of Culture, and the personal commitment of Patricia del Pozo, the councilor, in turning this area into an area of patrimonial prive for all Almeria residents and all Andalusians, and all Spaniards>>.