The macro region (regions to the southwest of Europe) composed of the northern region of Portugal, Galicia and Castile and Leon set into motion the Restoration Plan of Románico Atlántico in the Portuguese city of Braganza. The objective of this project is centered on the recuperation and maintenance of a series of churches from this arquitectonic style that are spread throughout the areas of Oporto, Braganza and Vila Real, in Portugal, and Salamanca and Zamora, in Spain. The following entities collaborate on the project: the Secretary of Sate of Culture of Portugal, The Autonomous Government of Castile and Leon and the Iberdrola Foundation.
The Plan, according to the president of Castile and Leon, Juan Vicente Herrera, has the objective of creating wealth and employment, to give a boost to the territories and create a state of well-being for the residents. In turn, the president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galan, highlighted the fact that this event “will intensify the strong commitment” that exists between the energy company and Castile and Leon, where this company originates from, and also in Portugal where it executes many important projects.
There is a commitment between three different entities who will be contributing 4.5 million Euros in equal parts. This will be the cost of the integral restoration of some of these buildings, a maintenance program, illumination, and control of others for the next four years. The design and technical execution of the work will be carried out by the Santa Maria la Real Foundation. They have extensive experience in this area.