MADRID, 2 Ago. ` –
National Heritage has achieved its best public month since the end of the confinement in July, receiving 141,222 visits to its Royal Sites and Royal Patronages in the autonomous communities of the Community of Madrid, Castilla y León, Extremadura and the Balearic Islands.
In this way, National Heritage consolidates an upward trend of seven consecutive months in the increase of visits and reaching 572,537 since January 1.
To these figures must be added those of the Historic Gardens, which so far in 2021 have exceeded one million visits (1,164,497), as detailed by the institution, and then add that in 2020 there were 1,545,913 people who They visited one of the nine green spaces where the institution has implemented a visitor counting system.
The president of National Heritage, Ana de la Cueva, thanked “the trust that citizens place daily in this institution, from where at all times” they focus on offering “a cultural experience as enriching as it is safe from a health point of view. , to continue contributing to the social, tourist and economic reactivation of Spain “.
Heritage has highlighted that the data for 2021 correspond to a context marked by the restrictions of the state of alarm, in force until May 9, as well as by the progressive reopening of spaces, the limitation of capacity and the reduced visiting groups , and the closures caused by the snow squall ‘Filomena’, which conditioned the visit for several weeks.
By spaces, the Royal Palace of Madrid leads the list of most visited monuments so far in 2021, followed by the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, located in the Community of Madrid.
Regarding the gardens, the most frequented since January have been those of the Royal Site of Aranjuez, those that surround the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and those of the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, in Segovia.
In addition to the aforementioned natural spaces, National Heritage has other green areas that can be visited, such as the Jardines de la Quinta and the free area of Monte de El Pardo and the Bosque de la Herrería in El Escorial, in Madrid; the Gardens of the Yuste Monastery, in Cáceres; and the Riofrío Forest, in Segovia.
As the institution has pointed out, public interest in the spaces managed by National Heritage has been increased after its incentive strategy, in which measures the ‘Extraordinary National Heritage’ campaign stand out, which at Easter meant the exceptional opening of a twenty spaces in four autonomous communities.
The commitment to maintaining, with restricted seats, the concerts of the 2021 Palacio Real Classical and Jazz Music Season, the Fountains Season in La Granja, and educational programs for families and young people, has also been highlighted. with proposals differentiated by age groups.
In addition, National Heritage has recalled that it offers free visits for unemployed people, teaching staff and people with disabilities, among other groups.