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The mayor has a motion in Parliament for the enhancement of museum premises Oilfield Argárica La Bastida (25/03/2014)

The Mayor of Totana, Isabel Maria Sánchez, by a motion to be debated by the full month March, request the Ministry of Culture and Tourism the enhancement of museum premises Oilfield Argárica La Bastida (Totana) to provide quality tourism and adapted to the needs of visitors.

Also asked the ministries of Education, Culture and Sports and of Industry, Energy and Tourism institutional and economic support to the Site of La Bastida Argárico project.

The argárico deposit of "La Bastida" in the words of the municipal councilor, has become one of the main tourist and cultural Murcia thanks to the research that has been developed at the resort attractions and has glimpsed This reservoir is the largest scientific relevance and equity screens in Europe.

The project is developed since 2008 a collaboration of several entities and governments, including the city of Totana, the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, the Ministries of Industry, Tourism, Commerce and Science and Innovation, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

Sánchez Ruiz recalled that the union of these entities, together with the promotion that has made the project itself, has meant that this site is subject to a high demand for number of people who visit the site during the weekend.

After the archaeological excavations conducted in spring-summer of 2012 at the archaeological site of La Bastida have brought to light an impressive fortification system unique in its time.

The finding confirms, along with the other discoveries made in recent years, the city was the only comparable most developed in Europe in political and military terms during the Bronze Age (4200 years ago BC-2200) settlement with the Minoan civilization Crete.

In this sense, the mayor pointed out that the Autonomous Community, through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has made a great financial effort to subsidize the building of the wall and safeguard this great find, considered by experts in the field, unique in prehistory.

However Sánchez Ruiz explained that the City, under the ownership of the archaeological site, wants to value the museum facilities and built to offer visitors a visual explanation of the findings in the course of the investigation in order to become a museum.

Visitors often see the project through musealization village that took place in 2012.

All investment effort has been made by the various public administrations, organizations and businesses, "would be in vain if this project does not repercutiera indirectly in the local economy by encouraging Totana, further visits and thus tourism to the municipality, "said Sanchez Ruiz.

This enhancement, as pointed Totana Mayor, along with the works to be rushing conditioning, allow all visitors to see first hand a monographic exhibition of the pieces and most important discoveries, and a retrospective by intricacies of archaeological work through labs conservation and restoration and conservation.

The priority order of the City of Totana, owner of Archaeological Bastida, offering a tourism service quality and adapted to the needs of visitors to what is necessary to value the museum facilities.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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