EL CASTILLO DE CULLERA: RESTAURACION Y REUTILIZACION

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CONGRESO EL CASTILLO DE CULLERA: RESTAURACION Y REUTILIZACION

Abstract

Lost its defensive function after the last battles of the ¿Carlistas¿ Wars, the fortified enclosure has hosted various functions such as sanctuary, chapel, school etc., until completely abandoned in the mid-twentieth century, being thereafter when the monument suffers further deterioration, forcing the City Hall to close down to the public due to the risk that this supposed. In 2005 a new Master Plan for the Castle and its surroundings is drafted, from an analysis of the whole, a strategy that results in a set stage plan for CONSOLIDATION, RESTORATION and RETURN THE CULTURAL VALUE of the monument. After the fulfillment of the actions planned in the Master Plan, the castle can be visited, showing their intrinsic values as a fortress as it was and hosting new uses compatible with the architectural ensemble¿s nature. After many years of waiting, the Cullera people recover their most important monument. The cultural management carried out during the recovery process, as well as planning for later reuse has succeeded in a relatively short time to change the sign "closed down because of ruin" for "opening hours".