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PALM HOUSE Casa del Cura 'Purchased For Public'

Tuesday April 24, 2018

PALM HOUSE Casa del Cura 'Purchased For Public'

The historic Casa del Cura in Haria, has been purchased by the island government with a view to creating a new tourist attraction.

The island government is currently conducting something of a charm offensive in the northern municipality of Haria, located in the Valley of 1000 Palms. Bestowing budgets on a wide variety of projects to curry favour with the local populace, partly to counter-balance the local council’s anti-centrist stance, according to some observers.

Three million euros has already been allocated to restore and enhance the pueblo’s historic central square and surrounding streets and now the island government has announced the 600,000 euro purchase of the Casa del Cura, one of the most emblematic edifices in Haria.

The original building dates back to 1895 and was originally owned by Tenerife born Don Santiago Noda Garcia, before serving time in more recent years as a popular restaurant. According to local councillor Carmen Rosa Marquez, the purchase "aims to value and protect the cultural and natural heritage of the municipality of Haria. Once the purchase process is finished, the property will be delivered to the Town Hall of Haría, which is expected to be used as the Palmeral Interpretation Center".

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