The Monastery of San Jerónimo de Yuste, located in the Cáceres town of Cuacos de Yuste, and the Royal Palace of Almudaina, in Palma de Mallorca,
They will reopen their doors to the public next Tuesday, June 2, with a reduction in capacity to 30 percent of the establishment, and with safe routes.
This is announced by National Heritage in a press release, in which it states that online sales will be available from Monday June 1 through its website, and explains that the Monastery of Yuste, together with the Royal Palace of Almudaina « they will be the first Royal Sites where the Security Protocol and the new access regulations for the prevention of Covid-19 contagion are applied ».
With this security protocol, which has been designed following the indications of the Plan of Descaling of the Government of Spain, visits to the Royal Sites “offer maximum security to both visitors and their employees.”
Thus, among the measures included in the protocol, the reduction of the capacity to 30 percent stands out, modifications of visiting hours, the suppression of group visits, disinfection of spaces on a regular basis, installation of partitions, elimination of use cash, or mandatory access with a mask (except for the exceptions contained in current regulations).
A design of safer routes has also been made to maintain the safety distance at all times, elimination of paper materials and unavailability of audio guides, without luggage or restoration service.
The Royal Monastery of Yuste and La Almudaina will open their doors from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., while on Mondays it will be closed. The visit will be free on Wednesdays from 10.00 to 16.00 and on Sundays from 15.00 to 19.00, explains National Heritage.
As for the capacity, in the case of the Yuste Monastery a maximum of 60 people per hour will be allowed and as for agency groups, a maximum of two groups of 20 people a day, but visits will be individual.
In La Almudaina 80 people per hour will be allowed and as for agency groups, a maximum of 2 groups of 30 people per day, but visits will be individual.
Therefore, during this initial opening phase, only the individual visit will be allowed, taking into account that this includes family or coexistence groups, while there is no possibility of a guided visit.
In the case of agency groups, its members will carry out the visit as individuals, although a preliminary explanation of the visit can be made in a limited space while maintaining the safety distance. Visits by educational and cultural groups are not contemplated, nor will there be guided visits by National Heritage personnel.
Guarantees and liability
The President of National Heritage, María de los Llanos Castellanos, explained that the application of these measures guarantees “a visit in the best possible security conditions, at a time when prevention and hygiene in the cultural offer of de-escalation must be the highest priority of the whole of society ».
In this sense, Castellanos has called for citizen responsibility to avoid crowds and the concentration of people in the same space, as well as scrupulous respect for distance and hygiene rules to avoid situations of risk of contagion at all times. .