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Open to the public the room that connects the ground floor of the Palace of Guevara with the second floor, where the Countess's private units were located (23/08/2019)

The Department of Culture increases the visitable space in one of the most popular monuments of Lorca.

The majestic access staircase, large paintings, a historic armor and the Palace's own architecture are ready to welcome visitors.

The Councilor for Culture of the City of Lorca, María Ángeles Mazuecos, announced this morning the opening of a new area that can be visited in the Guevara Palace, the room that gives access to the stairway that connects the first floor with the second floor.

The Councilor explained that "specifically, today we open to the public this room that connects the first floor of the Palace with the second floor, the place where the private units of the Countess Doña Concha Sandoval were arranged."

"A space of small dimensions but with an enormous amount of heritage, details and history such as the marvelous stairway of masonry; the equestrian portrait of Don Juan Guevara and La Inmaculada, paintings of an enormous size and artistic quality attributed to the painter Camacho Felices, in addition to the armchairs and the chest of the 18th century and the confectioner with the coat of arms of the Sandoval dated from the 19th century, "said Mazuecos.

The Edil has explained that "it is another step to convert this magnificent place, a building with the category of Cultural Interest (BIC) since 2008 and considered the best exponent and most valuable building of the civil baroque of southeast Spain, in a complete tourist point that continues with the firm commitment of the Department of Culture of this new Government Team to value in ample heritage of which Lorca and Lorca are fortunate to have and share it with all those who visit our city ".

In addition, the Councilwoman recalled that "the completion of the restoration of the 780 cataloged parts of which 270 are BIC pieces is currently being completed and, the forecast is that during the next year we can get fully open to the public the Guevara Palace, finish its musealization and carry out an important commitment to another of the infrastructure par excellence of Lorca ".

Mazuecos Moreno wanted to thank "the collaboration of Manuel Muñoz Clares in the work of musealization and the decoration of the rooms so that the palace has a uniform sense and turn it back into a jewel of tourist attraction for Lorca for its uniqueness and its richness artistic as architectural. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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