Pollensa.—Central Government's Ministry for Education and Culture is to make 245'034.29 euros available for the reform of the stairway, square and gardens of the Calvari hermitage in Pollensa.

The key aim is to create a tourist route which will encourage people to visit, starting off from Pollensa's historic centre and ending up in the Port Romà. The project was initially presented to the Council of Majorca for inclusion in its Works and Services programme by Pollensa town council, but it is only since the Secretary for State for Culture confirmed interest in the reform that it is to become a reality.

The department is also making more than 41'000 euros available for the restoration of the Sant Domingo cloisters in Pollensa.
The local authorities in Pollensa will be increasing the amount to be spent on heritage protection by 15%.
Local Mayor Bartomeu Cifre gave the good news about the financing, still yet to be finally approved, at the last council meeting in Pollensa. “I'm really pleased,” said Cifre at the plenary session, that at least two of the four projects for which we had asked for funding have in principle been given the green light.” The Mayor said that considering the amount to be allocated for the whole of Spain by the Ministry for Culture had been 2 million euros, “Pollensa” has come off really well.” Cifre said that once the funding has been definitively approved, there will be time until next June to award a contract for the reform programme. The town council is already drafting out the details of the project.

Meanwhile at the Sant Domingo cloisters where the stone work has seriously deteriorated, feasibility studies are underway for the restoration of the arches.

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