The Ministry of Agriculture and Water, through the Directorate General of Irrigation and Rural Development, has awarded the City of Yecla aid 604,961 euros for the restoration of the church of San Francisco and matching Iconographic Museum Easter.
The works have included the consolidation of the structure of the building, under the covers, the restoration of the facade and building a tower attached to the church, which has allowed the realization of a staircase to connect the different floors of the building .
It also has the built-up area in front of the church and built an underground building that will serve as a temporary exhibition hall and meeting rooms.
The restoration project also provides for a second phase in which the arrangement of the chapel and the sacristy of the church, declared of Cultural Interest category National Monument in 1979 contemplated.
The Director General of Irrigation and Rural Development, Julio Bernal, said that this aid "will serve to bring the religious art to the public in an environment that is part of the artistic heritage of Yecla."
The aid, managed by the Local Action Group Association Northwest Regional Development, is part of the Leader approach for the conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage, and has been financed by 75 percent by the European Fund for Rural Development ( EAFRD).
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Water of Murcia have contributed the remaining 25 percent.