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las florida casas

Las Casas de la Florida
Radio Sintonia:

The Houses of La Florida become part of the Majorero public heritage.

The Cabildo of Fuerteventura has informed, through a statement, that the president, Sergio Lloret, signed today, Wednesday, March 22, before a notary, the definitive acquisition by the insular institution of the Casas de La Florida, a traditional architectural complex of more than 300 years of Fuerteventura, located in the municipality of Tuineje, which has a high heritage value.

Lloret expressed its satisfaction with the incorporation of these constructions, a total of 100,000 square meters, to the infrastructure network of the "Majorero public heritage", since, he said, "it allows to meet a historical demand of the society of the island, especially to the neighbors of Tuineje, to the Cultural Association 'More ruins than Caín' and to the Band of San Miguel, who have claimed the value of this ancestral town, which was part of the uprising of arms of the island of Fuerteventura before the attempted English occupation".

From now on, he said, "the Cabildo will carry out the rehabilitation work in order to preserve this town and put it in value as a cultural asset." An action that, he stressed, "will be an attraction not only for the resident population but for the tourists who visit it, in addition to contributing to the improvement of the rural landscape".

The acquisition, which has cost almost 200 thousand euros, includes a group of concentrated traditional houses, some of them from the eighteenth century, and other ethnographic assets associated with agricultural and livestock exploitation. Next to the houses, built with stone, lime, sand and mud, are included dependencies for livestock, cisterns, small maretas and gavias, as well as remains of a tahona.

In that sense, President Lloret thanked the cooperation of the Évora Suárez family, "who had other economic expectations, but have accepted the offer that has been made from the services of the Insular Institution to guarantee the preservation of these constructions", in order to proceed with their rehabilitation. The president also showed his gratitude to the Insular Heritage Property Management service for the effort and momentum that has been given at all times to acquire these properties.

This heritage complex, which is a clear example of the traditional architecture of Fuerteventura, is currently in a state of total abandonment, despite the fact that in recent years it has been used as a film set for blockbusters.

The purchase of the Houses of La Florida has been possible, as Sergio Lloret highlighted, "through the remainders accumulated in the reserves of the Cabildo, making clear the rational use of the funds of the Insular Institution".

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