May 01 from 2021 - 07: 59
The Minister of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture, Rubén Martínez Dalmau, taking advantage of the visit to Xàbia to sign the agreement for the transfer to the City Council of the right of first refusal and withdrawal for the acquisition of homes, has approached the Casa Candelaria or Casa Xolbi to know first-hand the state of this gothic building (mansion) owned by the municipal government located at the crossroads between Roques, Loreto and Escola streets.
And it is that this property is one of the beneficiaries of the Urban Actions 2020 subsidy line promoted by the department of Martínez Dalmau to recover municipal heritage buildings of a social, cultural and / or historical nature.
Xàbia presented a valued memory of the work necessary to fully clean up the building, which is structurally precarious.
The intervention, valued at around one million euros, would serve to clean up the structure and roof, seal cracks and repair the water or sanitation networks. According to this line of aid, the Ministry will be in charge of drafting the project for the execution of the work and will subsequently allocate a maximum grant of 500.000 euros for its execution.
The building known as Casa Xolbi (or Candelaria) is a large house with 34 rooms of various sizes and functions, spread over four floors and is one of the oldest and most interesting buildings that are preserved in the town. The transformations and adaptations that it has undergone between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries have not substantially modified its external appearance.