RESTORATION works at the Capuchin convent in Palma are to cost 414'000 euros, the regional ministry for Public Works said yesterday.
Of this total, 200'000 euros are being provided by the Balearic government from a heritage fund agreed in 2009, Casimir Godia, Director of Architecture and Housing who was visiting the site confirmed.

He said the roof of the convent is to be completely replaced as it has deteriorated significantly and there are “serious damp problems” in one of the church walls.

The main restoration will consist of replacing the current roof beams with ones made of laminated wood. Craftsmen will however, plan to rescue any other wooden part of the structure from total destruction.