The City Hall of Santa Ursula just started the works to improve the surroundings of the church of Santa Úrsula, where 325,000 euros will be invested to remove architectural barriers and lay more than a thousand square meters of stone paving in part of the Processional Way and two sections of Mayor Fernando Luis Street. The objective of the local government (AISU) is to adapt these routes to the historical environment in which they are located.
The action, which has an execution period of six months, is financed by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain and the City Council of Santa Úrsula. The mayor, Juan Acosta, explains that “in 2006 the church of Santa Úrsula, as well as the personal property linked to it, were declared Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), with the category of Monument».
Acosta acknowledges that “the cultural, historical and architectural interest that the temple brings to the municipality is more than remarkable, so it was necessary to adapt, preserve and enhance the surrounding environment. Specifically, the existing pavement has already been lifted and work is currently being done on the installation of the wastewater and rainwater sanitation network. Subsequently, a special pavement of natural stone from Guama will be installed, resolving the existing unevenness to improve accessibility. Also, the project will include telecommunications facilities, low voltage network and public lighting.
At the main entrance of the church, the existing stone pavement will be maintained, as well as the sidewalks of Calle Alcalde Fernando Luis, which were renovated in 2020, raising the level of the new road to its height to thus eliminate any type of architectural barrier. The total performance area is 1,047 square meters. After the completion of the works, the Processional Path will become a pedestrian path.