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New fall of rubble from the Cathedral of Murcia (21/05/2020)

| HUERMUR demands from Culture forceful measures to end the fall of rubble and ashlars from the Cathedral of Murcia | The conservationist association requires Culture to order the precautionary protection measures so that the Cathedral Chapter can begin the protection works of the Baroque imamronHUERMUR reproaches the Ministry of Culture for continuing to bow to the delays and promises of the Bishopric, which still does not materialize the necessary restoration works on the facades and cornices of the templeThe entity recalls that in recent months there have been several falls of rubble and ashlars, in addition to those that have occurred in recent years, both in Plaza Belluga and in Soportales, Plaza de la Cruz and those from the chapel ReliefHUERMUR highlights that after the complaints of this association, an action plan was ordered from Culture that continues with no scheduled start date and seems to be subject to public subsidiesThe Association for the Conservation of the Orchard and the Heritage of Murcia (HUERMUR) requires the General Directorate of Cultural Assets, dependent on the Ministry of Culture of the regional government, to urgently order forceful measures to end the fall of rubble and ashlars of the facades and cornices of the Cathedral of Murcia, after the new landslides produced today in the baroque imfront, which have led the Local Police and the Firefighters of Murcia to cordon off part of the Plaza Belluga.HUERMUR reproaches the autonomous heads of Culture for continuing to bend to the positions and times of the Cathedral Chapter and the Diocese of Cartagena, who, after the last collapses a few weeks ago, announced that the intervention works on the main facade of the Cathedral of Murcia they were paralyzed, as a result of the announcement of subsidies from the Cultural 1.5% of the Ministry of Public Works.The conservation entity has expressed that "the intervention required by the facades of the Cathedral cannot continue to wait another day, it is necessary for Culture to immediately order the execution of the measures that were already studied and reported months ago after the HUERMUR complaints for previous falls of rubble and ashlars of one of the main monuments in the whole of Spanish southeast ”.In this sense, the association “will require Culture to carry out the works in a subsidiary way, passing the expenses on to the Bishopric, if the latter no longer acts to protect the cornices and facades, thus preventing further falls of fragments of this national monument, also considered Good of Cultural Interest (BIC) ”.HUERMUR notes that "each time the landslides of the facades of the Cathedral of Murcia occur in shorter periods of time, and administrations cannot allow this series of disastrous news not to be cut off once and for all, with the possible danger that could carry ".Finally, the conservationist association recalls that "the Cathedral of Murcia is one of the most important monuments in our region, and requires all the care that is necessary for its conservation in good condition, so we will again demand that all the measures for its correct protection and care, and so that it is kept in the best condition for future generations ”.

Source: HUERMUR

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