New lighting for the Cathedral of Avila
Ignacio Galán has presided over the act of switching on the new lighting of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior of Ávila, after having carried out a thorough renovation project in line with the needs and relevance of this temple declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
The renovation project has been possible thanks to the collaboration agreement signed in April 2018 between our company, through Fundación Iberdrola España, and the City Council of Ávila. The temple thus improves its nighttime image, highlighting the distinctive elements of its architecture by limiting light pollution, and gains in energy efficiency, which will allow it to avoid the emission into the atmosphere of 4.8 tons of CO2 per year.
In addition, the most advanced LED technology has been applied to improve the night-time image of the church, the entire perimeter of the cathedral plus the roofs and towers, with a total installed power of 17 kilowatts (KW).
The project is part of Iberdrola’s Illuminations Program and the Avila City Council’s Master Plan for Illuminations of the Nightscape and is included in the events of the Teresian Jubilee Year.
The lighting of the cathedral of Ávila is another example of Iberdrola’s commitment to Castilla y León and its aim to promote the social value of culture and the protection and conservation of the region’s historical and artistic heritage.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior was the first Gothic cathedral in Spain, designed as a temple and fortress, its apse being one of the cubes of the city wall.