The Paeria (Town Hall) of Lleida will leave the Palau de Vidre to the most important Muslim community Ibn Hazm until the end of the month so that they can carry out the most massive prayers of the weekend.
The rental contract with Fira de Lleida for pavilion 4 has ended and the community that used it had been left without space to pray.
The Palau de Vidre had been their provisional mosque for the last 11 years but now it must be renovated and as long as the works do not begin, mayor Fèlix Larrosa has said that they will be able to hold prayers with more attendance.
In parallel, the Urban Guard has drawn up a report for the presence of 20 people praying in a local community on Lluís Roca street since there was a definitive cessation of activity order since February.
The mayor has recalled that the responsibility of finding a space to carry out prayers belongs to the community and has remarked that the proposal that they had raised so far "does not fit" with the General Plan, in relation to the proposed system of uses.
After running out of pavilion 4 of Fira de Lleida due to the end of the contract, the community has no place to pray and before the most massive prayers of the weekend take place, the Paeria has decided to cede the ground floor of the Palau de Cristal .
As reported by 'Segre', some Muslims have decided to make use of a local community on Lluís Roca street to carry out their prayers.
This place received an order to cease activity in February because it is not qualified as a mosque and after detecting about twenty people praying on Monday, the Urban Police issued a report, according to the mayor himself on Tuesday.
Larrosa has highlighted that in Lleida there is already a network of oratories that works well and that the Paeria is at the disposal of the Muslim community, but he hopes that they will find a solution to resolve this historical problem that began when the premises they had in the city were closed. Nord Street because it did not comply with the regulations.
Subsequently, the community bought some land near the Mitjana floodgates, on the banks of the Segre river, to build a mosque, but it turned out that the area was subject to flooding and no equipment could be built.
Finally, Larrosa has opted to make a "reflection" on the necessary model in the city in relation to these facilities and has been in favor of promoting "small spaces" and not "deal" with large facilities that require much stricter conditions.