The PSOE has taken advantage of the visit to Alcantarilla de Pedro Saura, number one by Murcia to the Congress of Deputies, and Diego Conesa, candidate for the presidency of the Autonomous Community, to claim that the Holy Week of the town is declared of national tourist interest for his career and the enormous quality of his steps.
The socialist candidate for mayor, Francisco Saavedra, justified this request "because the origins of the Week of Passion alcantarillera go back to the sixteenth century and treasures an enormous artistic and sculptural value, which make it a cultural reference that contributes to energize the activity tourist, commercial and hostelry of our city ".
Saavedra reminded Saura and Conesa that the Holy Week Sewer has many peculiarities, such as the fact that the dress and hood of the Nazarene are inspired by the Cartagena style and that the oldest procession, that of the Santo Entierro, carried out by the Cristo Yacente by José Planes, has a national sculpture prize.
In addition, the Board of Brotherhoods brings together 12 brotherhoods and 31 steps whose members contribute to the Week of Passion prolonging its activities beyond the usual schedule of other municipalities in the region, with events such as the Mass for the Deceased Cofrades, which It celebrates in November, and presides over the titular image of each one of the brotherhoods and fraternities.
"It was a socialist government that made our Holy Week declared of regional tourist interest, therefore, the next state and regional governments must work in coordination with the City Council so that in the next legislature we can achieve the distinctive national tourism interest," he remarked. Saavedra to Saura and Conesa during the work meeting held with the candidates for the Congress and the Autonomous Community, respectively, who accompanied the square of the church of San Pedro to witness the processions of Holy Thursday.
18th century convent ensemble
In this work meeting, the mayoral candidate also transferred to Saura y Conesa his intention to recover the Convent of the Minims as the seat of several cultural spaces, including a processional museum.
This 18th century convent complex, in the Baroque style, served as hospice and hospital for Alcantarilla and the municipalities of the region since the order of minimums was installed there.
At present, the convent is privately owned and Saavedra has already maintained contacts with its owners.
"I think that an agreement can be reached with the owners to recover this property for all the cultural associations of Sewer and to reactivate the Barrio de San Roque," says the candidate.
Source: PSOE Alcantarilla