Signage goes up on Cultural Heritage in Formentera

senyalsThe Formentera Council, by way of the administration's office of patrimony, has overseen the installation of signage across its cultural heritage sites. The initiative —“aimed at switching out any deteriorated or outdated informational plaques in addition to creating signage for places that previously had none, as was the case with the towers of Punta Prima and Punta de la Gavina, different dry dock locations (sa Pedrera, ses Bassetes, es Banc, ses Xalanes and es Pujols) and the water wells of ses Illetes and ses Roques”— was outlined in press conference today by Susana Labrador.

A total of 18 signs were put up along the highway, 16 throughout the Parc Natural de ses Salines and 7 will be placed across town centres in the coming days. The signs themselves were purchased for 10,700 euros. Road and highway crews of the Council's office of infrastructure began positioning and fixing the signs in place 24 August.

Second phase: informational signage of special sites
As Councillor Labrador explained, “this first stage has been about labelling sites so they can be easily located. A still-to-come phase will have informational plaques affixed at the foot of the different patrimonial sites”. In this way, Labrador continued, the hope is that tourists and residents alike can come away with a deeper knowledge of Formentera's cultural heritage. The measure is part of the Pla insular de gestió del Patrimoni Cultural de Formentera, a document establishing guidelines for the treatment of local heritage sites in 2015 and 2016.