‘Volando voy’ and Jesús Calleja rehabilitate the Monastery of Santa María de Rioseco

The Merindades It is a historic region of Burgos known for its karst cave complexes, among the largest in the world, and for its architectural and cultural heritage, of which the Monastery of Santa Maria de Rioseco. Jesus Calleja and the team of ‘flying I go‘ have arrived in this region this Wednesday with their helicopter to recover, together with the residents of the area, a Renaissance garden from the 13th century.

For ten years, a volunteer group started with the remodeling of monastery encouraged by Esther Lopez, a retired art history professor, and Juanmi Gutierrez, a young priest who is in charge of several parishes in the area. Calleja and his team have joined gardeners, workers, neighbors and volunteers in the area to help recover this symbol of the region and revitalize this rural environment, affected by depopulation.

Jesús Calleja and the ‘Volando voy’ team have arrived at the Merindades

After months of preparations, everyone has worked side by side to transform this space of more than 600 meters squares almost in ruins, preparing the land, marking paths and flowerbeds, installing irrigation systems and planting more than 1,600 plant speciessuch as lavender, rosebushes, cypresses, laurels and boxwoods, among many others.

Finally, after much effort, the inhabitants of this region and the ‘Volando voy’ team have achieved their goal: “Places must be filled with life and life is given by people”, they celebrated.


Source: Cuatro – Noticias de última hora, deportes, programas y series by www.cuatro.com.

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