Home News The Provincial Council of León supports the restoration of the Castro de Chano in Peranzanes with more than 150,000 euros

The Provincial Council of León supports the restoration of the Castro de Chano in Peranzanes with more than 150,000 euros

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The Provincial Council of León supports the restoration of the Castro de Chano in Peranzanes with more than 150,000 euros

The León Provincial Council has invested more than 155,000 euros in the last five years in different works implemented at the Castro de Chano site, located in the León town of Peranzanes, in the Bierzo region. Specifically, 135,000 euros were allocated to the consolidation and improvement of various parts through the Leonese Institute of Culture, which is added to the 20,000 euros previously granted to carry out roof repair and general cleaning works.

The complex that has been the object of the intervention, dating back to the second Iron Age (1st century BC – first half of the 1st century AD) is made up of thirteen buildings or homes, erected in a circular shape, with elevations up to four meters high. , built in shale masonry and locked with mud, which have been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest with the category of Archaeological Zone.

Due to the weather and the passage of time itself, the walls of some of these constructions showed mortars from previous restorations disintegrated or missing, which allowed water to enter and caused bulging and collapses. For this reason, the subsidy granted within the framework of the so-called ‘Program R: Recover-Regenerate-Reactivate’ served to remove these finishing pieces and eliminate the cement mortars from previous consolidation actions, something that had caused the contribution of salts and the impossibility of transpiration of the enclosures of these buildings, with a view to their subsequent rehabilitation.

Likewise, the pedestrian access road to the fort was in a poor state of conservation, with irregularities and detached pieces on its stairs, so the replacement of that protective element and the adaptation and comprehensive cleaning of the land were proposed, as well as the execution of a pavement formed by an irregular slate paving so that it integrated perfectly with the environment and with the buildings of the fort.

Furthermore, due to the lack of signage that the site had, the placement of an informative sign on the site’s location and two signs for the access route were included in the project. Finally, the subsidy granted also served to replace the “teito” or thatched roof of two of the recreations that welcome the visitor who approaches this unique space in the northwest of León and which is one of the most spectacular and pre-Roman settlements. best preserved in the province.

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