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La Mola lighthouse, open for visitors weekends in February

cartell a2 far la mola def-1-The Formentera Council reports that tomorrow marks the start of open days at the lighthouse in la Mola. Saturdays and Sundays in February from 10.00am to 3.00pm the building's doors will be opened to the public so that, in the words of CiF culture councillor Susana Labrador, “all of Formentera, and any curious visitors, can come check out the remodelled la Mola lighthouse”.

Admission is free and informational brochures have been prepared so visitors can learn about the structure's history and recent rehabilitation as well as forthcoming plans to convert the space into a cultural centre. The councillor said “no one will be disappointed” with a site that “people have seen countless times from the outside, but whose inside is new to most”.

New cultural space
Work on the far (“lighthouse”), a valuable heritage site, entailed revamping the ground floor and façade, all the while striving to assure their proper preservation, so the monument can be used a cultural venue.

This March the space will be fitted with a museum that is expected to open before the start of summer. The ground floor will house an interpretative centre encompassing the island's other lighthouses as well as a focus on the island's relationship with the sea, fishing and migratory movements, not to mention audio, video and images that explore the island's maritime history.

A multi-purpose space will host cultural programming like exhibits, concerts, conferences, recitals and small-scale theatre productions. The outdoor front patio has been readied for open-air cultural and educational events too.

Ràdio Illa

Teatre de les Illes Balears

Música de les Illes Balears

Xarxa de Biblioteques

Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics

Enciclopèdia d'Eivissa i Formentera