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El Hierro welcomes unlocking of work on new auditorium 

The Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo of El Hierro have unlocked the works of the Auditorium of the Rock which have suffered several interruptions.

Both institutions have been coordinating to resume the construction of this Conference Centre, in which the regional government invests 3,525,110 euros and will have capacity to accommodate 380 people.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Mariate Lorenzo, said El Hierro was increasingly incorporating the tourism sector whilst having the greatest respect for the environmental and landscape values of the island.

In this sense, the General Director of Tourism Infrastructure, Héctor Suárez, recently visited El Hierro, where he met with the president of the Cabildo, Belén Allende, to monitor the investments made on the island, focused mainly on this project.

Sr.Suárez said: “Unlocking an intervention as important as the Auditorium de la Peña is the best example of the work of coordination and dialogue between institutions, always with the clear objective of improving the quality of the eight island destinations that are grouped under the Islas Canarias brand. “

Belén Allende said the work was so important for the tourism development of the island and would allow it to host not only congress tourism but have a multipurpose centre in which to hold important cultural events.

The work has been frozen since 2014 but it is hoped the project could be finished by next summer.

The future auditorium, developed by architects led by David Mallo, will be located in the vicinity of Mirador de la Peña, one of the main tourist points on the island.

It will be of small size, specifically 2,449 square metres, to allow a maximum and flexible use, with an occupation and impact on the minimum territory. It will have a main hall with a maximum capacity of 380 attendees that can be used for theatrical performances, auditions, dance performances, film projections, and so on.

In addition, the auditorium will have an auxiliary room, as well as a terrace-lookout, a parking lot and a pedestrian connection that will enable visitors to comfortably reach the path that leads to Mirador de la Peña.