Work begins to restore Colonial City monuments

The interventions include the restoration of the Alcazar de Colon, the Puerta de la Misericordia and the facades of several architectural heritage sites.

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic has announced the start of restoration work on several historical and cultural monuments in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, with the aim of strengthening tourism in the city. The total cost of the restoration works exceeds 116 million pesos.

The interventions include the restoration of the Alcazar de Colon, the Puerta de la Misericordia and the facades of several architectural heritage sites in the Colonial City, such as churches, chapels, sanctuaries and the Pantheon of the Homeland.

These projects are part of the program executed by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministry of Tourism for the restoration and total rescue of the historic Colonial City.

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, emphasized that these works will have a significant impact on national and foreign tourism in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo. He also said that these projects are essential to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the city and its history.

The Alcazar de Colon Monument is one of the most important monuments of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, and will be intervened at a total cost of RD$74,331,239.Colonial City

The project consists of specialized intervention for the conservation of the monument, including the correction of pathologies present in the structure of its four facades.

It also includes the cleaning and restoration of the exterior areas such as the patio, the interior of its two levels and the roof, as well as a set of measures for the maintenance and beautification of its spaces.

The project also includes safety and inclusion measures for users, such as air conditioning, the construction of a ramp for the disabled, and fire prevention.

The restoration of the Colonial City Heritage Façades will cost RD$25,010,686. The intervention will consist of cleaning and restoring the exterior facades of several monuments in the Colonial City, including the Panteón de la Patria, the Museo de las Casas Reales, the Iglesia de Las Mercedes, the Capilla de los Remedios, the Iglesia de Santa Clara, and many others.

RD$17,070,360 will be invested in the Puerta de la Misericordia for its improvement. The work will include the restoration of the stone wall, the cleaning and sanitation of the walls, the recovery, enlargement and adaptation of the sidewalks, the recovery of the electric lighting and the general beautification of the whole environment.

Restoration work on these historical and cultural monuments is essential to preserve the history and culture of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, and to promote tourism in the city. These projects are an important investment for the future of the city and the country as a whole, and will strengthen the economy and culture of the Dominican Republic.

Source: Diariodigital.com.do

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