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More restoration for Convento de Santo Domingo 

PAGE 4 More restoration for  Convent of Santo Domingo

The Mayor of La Laguna, José Alberto Díaz has announced the rehabilitation of the Convent of Santo Domingo, one of the heritage landmarks of the city, will be guaranteed financing and the works could begin during 2019 thanks to the grant of 1.3 million euros included in the General State Budget for this financial year of 2018.

From the Town Hall, the necessary steps are being carried out to complete the financing through the Government of the Canary Islands, and obtain the remaining 600,000 euros that would complete the total budget of the works, amount-ing to 1.9 million euros.

Sr. Díaz said the re-habilitation of the Convent of Santo Domingo will be a “jump of quality” for La Laguna as a World Heritage City.

“We can look to the future without forgetting the past,” he said.

The ancient Convent of Santo Domingo, founded in the 16th century, was the place around which this urban sector was organised at the entrance to the city, next to the old road to Santa Cruz. The interventions in the 19th century detracted much of the convent house, which has been restored in its different phases by the Insular Town Hall.

Currently, the building houses the offices of Culture, Tourism, and Economy, Em-ployment and Business, as well as various spaces for cultural activities, such as exhibition halls, concerts and conferences.