High altar being restored to al its former glory
Meticulous work is allowing the restoration of one of the “jewels of the crown” in San Juan de la Rambla.
Renovation of the high altar of the church of San José is nearing completion and is due to be unveiled this month.
The piece, dating back to the beginning of the 19th century, is fundamental in the whole of the Parish, declared in 2006 as an Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of Monument.
The Mayor of San Juan de la Rambla Fidela Velázquez, accompanied by the councillor of Historical Heritage Cayetano Silva, recently received at the Town Hall the insular coun-cillor of Historical Heritage Josefa Mesa with whom they checked in situ the develop-ment of the project.
The meticulous restoration work, as pointed out by the restorer Raquel Aránzazu Mallorquín, “intends to return the origins to the altarpiece, eliminating the subsequent painting layers and bringing out the original structure, composed of a complex puzzle of altars and sides that fit into a harmonious whole.”
Age deterioraton is also being dealt with, together with damages generated by humidity.
The improvement of lighting is another of the most outstand-ing features, introducing LED spots that provide more light when playing with the lights and colours of the recovered motifs.
“Our Villa is fortunate to have a rich heritage, unique in the whole of the region. For this reason, we would like to express our gratitude to the Heritage area of the Cabildo for their sensitivity to our assets.,” said Cayetano Silva.