Rojales monuments awarded Cultural Interest status
The Town Hall intends to promote the whole of the centre of Rojales
The regional government of the Comunidad Valenciana has awarded Item of Cultural Interest status to two historic coats of arms in the Vega Baja town of Rojales, adding further prestige to the attractive centre of the town.
One of the coats of arms concerned belongs to the Roca y Togore family, and can be seen on the building known as the Casa de la Inquisición Grande, which has been home to the municipal archaeological museum since it was donated to the Town Hall by the Guirao Mora family. This stonework design dates from the 18th century, and is topped by the crown of the Marquis.
The other is the coat of arms of the French Marbeuf family, and is located on the façade of the Casa de la Niña. This one is also topped by a crown, and features the Cross of Saint John of Malta, as well as two crossed swords and floral decorative motifs.
At the same time, recognition has also been given to other monuments in Rojales, including the bridge over the River Segura, the weir and the water wheel, and the Town Hall is drawing up a proposal for the whole of the area on the banks of the river to be a candidate for Item of Cultural Interest status. This proposal will include projects to restore the bridge of Carlos III, removing successive layers of paving from it and reinstating more appropriate surfaces, and to repair the water wheel so that it can return to operation.