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"Lorca Workshop of Time" this summer exceeds the number of visitors received a year before the earthquake (12/09/2012)

In July and August, 11,226 tickets were sold, representing an increase of 137.89% over the same period of 2011, a sample of which is beginning to recover lost tourist numbers by earthquakes.

Tourism Councilman City of Lorca, Francisco Montiel, has reported that "Lorca Workshop of Time", despite the harshness of the economic crisis, this summer has managed to trace the loss of visitors who suffered last year by earthquakes May 11.

In fact, they have slightly exceeded the figures reported in the summer of 2010, with a rise of 1.5% in the number of people who acquired entry about two years ago. "

Francisco Montiel stressed that entering specific numbers "compared to 2011 the number of visits paid has increased by 137.89% from 4719 to 11,226 tickets sold, 164 more than in the summer of 2010."

The mayor of Tourism said that "a key role to achieve this data at a time in which Guevara Palace and the Archaeological Museum are closed for rehabilitation, has been the recent opening of the synagogue, whose tours have accounted for 28 % of tickets issued this summer, which includes a total of 3,146. Stresses also nocturnal visits representing 25% of tickets issued in the month of August. "

Francisco Montiel stressed that "these figures would not have been possible without the significant promotional effort being made by the City Council of the tourist offer of the town and especially the management and daily work and exhibitions performed by professionals tourism consortium contact with tour operators and large groups. "

The Councillor for Tourism said "to recover from the economic wounds of earthquake Lorca has to continue to receive tourists and in the coming months we will have important new tourist attractions to show our heritage rehabilitated as Palacio de Guevara, the Church of San Mateo, the San Antonio Porch or the Shrine Patronal. Nevertheless, the Fair and Festival of Lorca also be a good time to visit the city, considering that besides just reopen the Blue House after Paso Museum their rehabilitation ".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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