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Next week the painting works of the San Juan Bautista Hermitage will conclude (18/06/2017)

This week, restoration and painting work began on the façade of the hermitage of San Juan Bautista de Campos del Rio, popularly known as "Iglesia Vieja".

The actions are focusing on the sanitation of the facade and its subsequent painting preserving the original white color of the temple.

Salvador Barquero, a councilor for Works and Services, visited the chapel to supervise the work and noted that "they are progressing at a good pace and their conclusion is scheduled for the first days of next week coinciding with the celebration of the central acts of our festivities".

Barquero pointed out the need to undertake these works of restoration and painting, as "these are part of a series of actions that the City Council wants to carry out for the conservation of our cultural heritage and that affects emblematic buildings of the municipality, Which like the Old Church needed an urgent response. "

This action is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Campero consistory with the Managing Director of the company Limcamar, Pedro Cánovas who has donated to the town of Campos del Rio, the necessary budget to undertake these works.

Reason why from the City of Campos del Rio have wanted to make public his thanks to Mr. Cánovas for his disinterested and generous collaboration in the recovery of emblematic buildings through cultural mercenazgo in the municipalities.

The hermitage of San Juan Bautista

The hermitage of San Juan Bautista or Old Church, dates from century XVIII and is located in the square of the church of the municipality.

It is a construction that has a central nave divided into five sections with lateral chapels on both sides and lacking a cruise.

To the outside the church is simple with plain parameters painted in white where only the grate of the window of the choir stands out.

To the left of the main facade is the bell tower, acceding by its staircase to the choir that is placed on the entrance of the temple.

The bell tower is of square plant with cover to four waters and ends in a capital on which a cross of forge is erected.

The tall body of the tower is framed between pilasters that support a ledge.

Until 1984, when the new church was built, it was the seat of the parish of San Juan Bautista.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Campos del Río

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