The Regional Council grants a grant to the City Council of Icod de los Vinos to adapt this space in order to improve the experience of visitors who come to the park
Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government of the Canary Islands allocates a
grant of 400,000 euros to the City Council of Icod de los Vinos to complete the renovation of the El Drago Interpretation Center, in order to improve the experience of the visitors who come to this park attracted by this centenary tree.
The Consistory will contribute 169,693 euros of own funds, so the total investment will exceed half a million euros.
The Drago Park Visitor Center is a building with a unique and modern design inserted in a historical setting. The object of the subsidy is the
completion of the works of the basement floors of the property, as well as all the facilities to be used for their intended use.
The execution period of the works will be until the end of 2023.
Some of the actions to be undertaken consist of the execution of all the electricity, plumbing and sanitation installations; the incorporation of the ventilation system; the reform, adaptation and completion of the stairs, pavements and access ramps to comply with accessibility conditions; the incorporation of an ornamental lighting system to enhance the architectural solution of the central space; the execution of signage; and the incorporation of furniture and exhibition equipment for the entire visitor center.
The Minister of Tourism
, Yaiza Castilla, explains the importance of this space «Is finally made available to visitors, as it not only means responding to a just demand from the City Council, but also undertaking the
latest actions to open to the public this enclave of vital tourist relevance for the municipality». With this intervention, Castilla recalls that it continues with «
the strategy of the Ministry of promoting, in collaboration with local institutions, public spaces accessible to residents and tourists that influence the improvement of the destination ».
For his part, the general director of Tourist Infrastructures, Fernando Miñarro, emphasizes that this project will contribute to enhancing the tourist offer not only in Tenerife, but also in the whole of the Archipelago, in addition to «highlighting the identity of this space through a building that stands out for its integration with the natural environment.