The Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes Cloister renews its lighting with a sustainable commitment
- Iberdrola, through its foundation in Spain, will develop the project in the historic Toledo monument, which will help enhance its architectural richness, improve its energy efficiency, and reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere
- The Cloister will thus recover its lighting, after years out of service, with a renewed image
Iberdrola, through its foundation in Spain, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, in Toledo, to renew the lighting in its Cloister.
The Guardian Father, José Martín Hernández, and the president of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García Sánchez, signed this alliance in an act this morning. “The replacement and renovation of the lighting in the Cloister of the Monastery is yet another example of Iberdrola’s commitment to Castilla-La Mancha, the conservation of the region’s historical-artistic heritage and the promotion of the social value of culture,” stressed the President of Fundación Iberdrola España.
The new lighting of the Cloister will have the most advanced LED technology, which will contribute to reducing the energy consumption of this Monastery, as well as reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and minimizing maintenance work thanks to the benefits of this technology.
The execution of this project, which is part of the Illuminations Program of Iberdrola, joins others that the company has carried out in the region in recent years. Among them, the illuminations of the Arab Bridge of Guadalajara, the Cathedral of Sigüenza, the Monastery of Uclés, the Old Bridge of Talavera de la Reina and the Plaza Mayor of Sigüenza stand out, as well as other exhibition projects such as El Prado en las Calles or Un Patrimonio of all.
A unique corner of the history of Spain
The Cloister of the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes is part of a unique building in the history of Spain. Commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs to Juan Guas in 1476, it is considered one of the most emblematic temples of Toledo and one of the best Hispano-Flemish Gothic ensembles.
The monastery cloister is also unique in the city. Its two floors, its abundant vegetation, its coffered ceilings, and the arrangement of the elements achieve an effect of light and shadow, typical of the Gothic, which impresses the visitor.