The Church has an important presence in our cultural heritage: movable, immovable and documentary assets of vast wealth and value for society as a whole.
The Church is aware of the interest it arouses and places it at everyone’s disposal, each year undertaking the necessary actions for the appropriate conservation and maintenance of this heritage so that preserving it will continue to bring enjoyment to all.
The cultural heritage has a liturgical, evangelizing and pastoral purpose while also being open to study and contemplation by society.
Every year this heritage needs to be conserved and refurbished. This involves major expenditure on continuous refurbishment and ordinary maintenance.
During 2016, 51 construction projects and 322 heritage refurbishment projects received financial aid through the box ticked by taxpayers in their tax return.
Socioeconomic impact of the Church’s immovable assets
The estimated overall impact of the Church’s immovable assets of cultural interest is equivalent to around 2.17 of Spain’s GDP in 2014.
Impact of religious celebrations and festivities
The estimated overall impact of religious celebrations and festivities is equivalent to around 0.95 of Spain’s GDP in 2014.