Fundación Iberdrola España along with the Coria-Cáceres dioceses, inaugurates the San Antonio de Padua’s altarpiece after its restoration
- Through its foundation, Iberdrola has carried out the restoration of the San Antonio de Padua’s altarpiece with an investment of 44,700 euros.
- The mayoress of Ceclavín, Inmaculada Lucas, the diocesan administrator and vicar general of the Coria-Cáceres diocese, Diego Zambrando, and the president of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García Sánchez, have inaugurated today the restored altarpiece.
Ceclavín, Cáceres. Through its Spanish foundation, Iberdrola has finished the restoration process of the San Antonio de Pauda’s altarpiece in the municipality of Celavín, to preserve and enhance Extremadura’s cultural heritage.
The project, which required an investment of 44,700 euros, belongs to one of the main areas of activity of Fundación Iberdrola España: cultural development and preservation of the historical and artistic heritage.
The event was attended by the mayor of Ceclavín, Inmaculada Lucas, the diocesan administrator and vicar general of the Coria-Cáceres’ diocese, Diego Zambrando, and the president of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García Sánchez.
The restoration works have comprised the treatment of the images of the Holy Trinity, St. John the Baptist, and the Virgin of the Remedies. There were several problems with the altarpiece, all of them mainly caused by the passage of time and the lack of maintenance of the properties they are kept in, where humidity and sudden oscillations of temperature contributed to its deterioration.
Among other acts, the restoration team has executed a mechanical cleaning of the accumulated organic remains, set the pictorial stratum, applied treatment against xylophagous insects, structural carpentry, and the restoration of the altarpiece.
The restoration of the San Antonio de Padua’s altarpiece is another example of Iberdrola’s commitment to Extremadura and its permanent purpose of promoting culture’s social value and the preservation of the region’s historical and cultural heritage.
Nuestra Señora del Olmo church
Nuestra Señora del Olmo church, declared of cultural interest in 1982, is a stone building with a nave covered with starry vaults, a sturdy terraced tower next to the Presbytery, and a choir at the end. It is a Gothic-style building with hints of Renaissance and Baroque elements.
Fundación Iberdrola with culture
Fundación Iberdrola performs interventions in artistic monuments and unique buildings to install or improve the inside and-or outside lighting to contribute to the reevaluation of the historical and artistic heritage and improve energy efficiency on those systems.
This project aligns itself with the previous work that the foundation has performed in Extremadura over the last years, among which stands out the ornamental lighting of the Alcántara bridge and the Guadalupe monastery and the renovation of the Teatro del Conventual of San Benito de Alcántara lighting.