| The Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, Cristina Sánchez, participates in the inauguration of the Aeronautical Tiflological Museum of Santiago de la Ribera | The Community promotes aeronautical tourism in San Javier, betting on the revitalization plan of the municipality.
To do this, it has invested 200,000 euros in this initiative, which includes the Aeronautical Tiflological Museum of Santiago de la Ribera and the celebration of a biennial air festival.
In addition, it collaborates so that the 'Infante de Orleans' Foundation, with the most important collection of aircraft in Europe, has its headquarters in this town. The Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, Cristina Sánchez, participated today in the inauguration of the first Tiflological Aeronautical Museum, in Santiago de la Ribera.
It is outdoors, it is inclusive and it will exhibit on the street, starting today, five replicas of aircraft that have operated at the San Javier General Air Academy in its more than one hundred year history. With this museum, San Javier and the Region of Murcia become an aviation landmark in Spain and Europe.
Aircraft recreations are designed so that people with disabilities can follow them through digital QR systems, as well as with acoustic information beacons. Cristina Sánchez highlighted the "important bet" of the regional government "so that the project 'San Javier, Ciudad del Aire' is the great tourist and cultural claim of the Mar Menor".
She indicated that "San Javier will be linked to all sports and aeronautical activities, and synergies will be created with companies in the sector so that they have San Javier and the Mar Menor as a benchmark." The Ministry of Tourism, Youth and Sports will also collaborate in air festivals, competitions and aeronautical events with the aim of generating enough attraction as a theme city. "San Javier has the solid will to create a city brand that values ??the uniqueness of the cultural and tourist offer associated with heritage and the link it has with aeronautics and aviation, and this work has the support of the regional government because it creates a differentiating city brand that attracts visitors, tourism and investment to the municipality, "said the counselor. Cristina Sánchez highlighted the differentiation as a themed tourist destination in San Javier that "thus gives added value and appeal to a municipality that few towns have in the Mediterranean." Outdoor museum The Aeronautical Tiflological Museum brings a tourist singularity to a municipality that is highly dependent on this sector and that has been affected by the effects of Covid-19. This is the deployment of pieces of aeronautical value in the streets of San Javier under an attractive museum and museum project that will feature, mainly, the aeronautical pieces of the 'Museum of Aeronautics and Astronautics' in Madrid. The objective is to have a total of 10 aeronautical pieces and offer users guided tours during the summer season to attract national and international tourists.
The rest of the year will also be made available to schools, secondary education centers and other groups.