The People’s Party asks the municipal government to contribute 100,000 euros to finance the restoration of the hermitage of El Socorroa temple in which pathologies have been detected as a result of the state of deterioration of the roof and its lack of maintenance.
The restoration of the hermitage of this farmhouse is an element of high heritage value for the Island -it dates from the 17th century, according to some experts-, and the PP announces that it supports in the Cabildo the file by which the Corporation allocates 300,000 euros to his recovery. It does so after the visit to the place of the president and the insular coordinator of the PP, Emilio Navarro and Lope Afonso, respectively. They held a meeting with their municipal spokesman, carmen louis castroand the parish priest and the Mayordomia of the hermitage.
Navarro and Afonso agree in highlighting the importance of undertaking the restoration work on this emblematic place as soon as possible, “taking into account the historical, patrimonial and cultural value of the place, around which the oldest pilgrimage in the Canary Islands is celebrated, every 7th of September”.
“The roots of this religious and cultural expression is such that the population of the municipality triples during the pilgrimage of the Virgen del Socorro, between the Church of San Pedro and the hermitage that bears her name”. Remember the Güímar PP who asked, before the pandemic, that this party be declared insular in nature, with the aim of obtaining support from the Cabildo.
In 1990, the hermitage of El Socorro was declared a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC), with a monument category, by the Government of the Canary Islands, in a session on November 19, being published in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands on July 16, 1993. From an architectural point of view, its stonework facade and its bell tower stand out; From an artistic point of view, it houses an oil painting by local artist Javier Eloy Campos. In 1990 the roof and the interior were remodeled; in 2010, the bell tower.