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Publication date: 09/05/2022

Casa Ruano is one of Aguilasthe most emblematic buildings, and now the inhabitants have the opportunity to decide the future of this historical monument

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The City Council of Águilas has launched a public participation campaign for local residents to decide what to do with the “Casa Ruano” building, consisting of a survey to allow people to have a say in what should happen at the local monument.

The emblematic building, located in the Plaza de España, was recently acquired by the town hall with the intention of carrying out a comprehensive conservation-rehabilitation project given its historical and architectural interest.

For this project, the town hall intends to compete for the Next Generation Fund of the European Union through the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda under the Public Buildings Rehabilitation Programme, which is part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

The property has an impressive surface area of ​​1,265 square meters and was built in 1883 by the architect Justo Millán, commissioned by the Ruano y Blázquez family, important landowners in Murcia at the end of the 19th century. In terms of style and chronology, it corresponds to a moderate eclecticism and can be compared to the first forms of geometric modernism.

The purpose of the recently launched survey is to determine the use to be made of the building, classified as one of the few buildings of noble origin still preserved in the city. To this end, the Town Hall invites anyone residing in Águilas to complete a simple questionnaire which, according to it, will be essential to know the needs of the inhabitants of Águilas and their opinion on the possible uses of the building.

Image: Ayuntamiento de Águilas