The Digital Space of Palencia, a training center in new technologies promoted by the Junta of Castilla and León, opened its doors in 2011 in the compound of the Great Seminary, although its phase in the diocesan premises has come to an end. A sign already announces the closure of this space, with the entrance on Via San Marcos, next to the priestly house of Nuestra Señora de Lepanza. He also cautions against moving the activity to Via Modesto Lafuente, in front of Via Palmes (in the old Casa Cuna) in a building that has undergone a conversion to house CyL Digital Space.
The bishopric asked the council two years ago, when the last agreement was signed, to return the building, and since then the digital space of Valencia has been raised in the old Casa Cuna, where the Ministry of Mobility and Digital Transformation is carrying out the works. The regional delegation confirmed to the Military Council that the works are finished and it will be ready for use within a month, so there is no date yet, but it is likely that the new course will already be carried out normally in a new center.
More convenient, efficient and practical. This will be the new Espacio Castilla y León Digital de Palencia, which will be located where the old San Antolín Club for the Elderly was, in one of the two buildings, next to the nursery school, which is part of the old Casa Cuna, on Calle Nuestra Señora de Rocamador (next to another on St. Modesto Lafuente).
The adaptation work for this space, at a cost of €381,326, started in August 2022 and took eight months to complete.
Remodeled buildings which are located in a long single storey building built in the 1940’s (exactly in 1949). According to the project, the old 241.97 square meter clubhouse for the elderly has been renovated, while the rest of the building will remain occupied by the Virgen del Carmen Early Childhood School.
In the twelve years that the Digital Space has operated in premises provided free of charge by the Diocese of Valencia within the Great Seminary, it has achieved its goal of training and improving the digital skills of the people of Valencia, with nearly nine thousand faces. -to face users in this weather. Numbers of training activities and digital skills certification exams confirm the usefulness and demand for these spaces distributed throughout the nine provincial capitals of the community.
Archdiocese archive, pending transfer to the seminary
As the digital space moves, another piece on the board is moved. The Diocesan Archive is located in Valencia in the Diocese, but it is waiting to move to what was known as the Great Seminary in order to also occupy part of the digital space that remains free.
The work carried out last year made it possible to create four rooms that accommodate more than 45 thousand volumes between the documents of the Diocesan Archive and the Great Seminary Library. The repair included modifying one of the school’s major hallways, converting it into three different halls, and another one on the upper floor. Modern technology and security against fire risks will allow for a better preservation of this heritage, which is now housed in the episcopal building.