Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The new Semana Santa museum in Torrevieja

image The first stone of the new Semana Santa Museum was laid on Sunday, May 2nd. The ceremony followed Mass at the Corazon Church celebrated by members of the brotherhoods of Torrevieja’s 14 Cofradias, Major of Torrevieja, Pedro Hemandez Mateo  plus a number of other distinguished guests.

A time capsule, containing artefacts pertaining to the history of the Semana Santa in Torrevieja, including newspapers, magazines, medals and signed documents by the guests of honour, was placed under the stone, before it was sealed shut. 

The new Museum which is to be built on Avda de la Habaneras, beside the Law Courts - close to the Bus Station, will be six floor high with three subterranean levels. It will house all of the Pasos that are located in the present Museum, plus documents, photographs, meeting and training rooms.

The museum is being financed in two phases with money from the Plan Confianza. Phase one is an allocation of €1.990.558  and phase two, €3.651.441 making it the second most expensive buling to be constructed in Valencia under the plan. 

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