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The mayor and Councilwoman Heritage meet with Cultural Property to address important needs related to the archaeological, cultural and historical heritage of the municipality of Totana (12/09/2016)

The mayor, Juan José Canovas, accompanied by the Councillor for Heritage and Archaeological Sites, Inmaculada Blazquez, have recently met with the Director General of Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Community, Maria Comas, to address important needs related to the archaeological heritage, cultural and historic in the town of Totana.

In this working meeting appointment also he gave the head of department of the Directorate General of Cultural Property, Miguel San Nicolas, and one of the directors of the research project, dissemination and musealization "La Bastida" Roberto Risch, University Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB).

During the meeting the grant requested from the Autonomous Region for the construction project of the "House Argárica in La Bastida" at the site, which would recreate and to inform the visitor how lived the inhabitants of this town and their daily habits addressed of life.

In addition, other actions like acting projects in the Strip Canvas and the grant application for the work of excavation of the archaeological site "The Cabezuelas" treated, for which the Regional Assembly approved a budget this year of 15,000 euros.

the restoration project of the Fountain Square, known as the "Source Juan de Uzeta", located in the Constitution Square, a monument dating from the eighteenth century and has a great cultural and historical value to this was also raised city, while forming the perfect complement to other tourist reference Totana, as is the Tower of the Church of Santiago.

The Department of Historical Heritage and applied for a grant to apply the resources necessary for restoration and conservation as well as their environment, while there is a commitment of the president of the regional government, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, for settlement.

The Source of baroque style, is also very important because of its origins, since it was constructed in the vital need for drinking water for the inhabitants of the city.

Unfortunately after the passage of the years without any action on the source made, the state of conservation of this important historical reference has eroded surfaces, cracks, deterioration of plumbing fixtures and appearance of marble veiled, among others.

This is a hydraulic engineering infrastructure that has allowed supply the population of Totana for centuries of water from La Carrasca through the Aqueduct The Ollerías.

Although the source is now known as "Source Juan de Uzeta", the truth is that the sculptor to whom we owe this precious work is the totanero, Silvestre Martinez, who attributed other infrastructures such as the Aqueduct of Ollerías or Camarín paintings of Santa Eulalia, among others.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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