Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Castilla-La Mancha in Cuenca (ASPADEC). Castilla-La Mancha is an association dedicated to the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities as full members in the society like a collaboration between public administrations and different social entities.
ASPADEC is a non-profit association established in 1980 in the city of Cuenca with the aim of contributing, from an ethical commitment, with supports and opportunities, to each person with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their family. Located in the “El Terminillo” Farm-School in Cuenca, it has an occupational centre with capacity for 100 places, a residential centre, with capacity for 30 places, a day centre for people over 45, with capacity for 10 places, and four sheltered homes, distributed throughout the city of Cuenca and with a capacity for 35 places.
The day began with a tour of the facilities, guided by the president of the Association for the care of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families in the province of Cuenca. It included the occupational workshop and the farm, where some of the centre’s users were performing tasks under the supervision of ASPADEC therapists.
Then Felipe and Letizia toured the residential pavilion, where the Day Center is located, and a room for those employed by the users of the association to reside, as well as the living area with supports, in which two users were doing housework accompanied by A professional.
Next, The Royal couple saw the art and handcraft section of the facility that had various facilities like screen printing and binding, sewing and crafts, design and graphic arts.
The President of ASPADEC presented King Felipe with a Gold insignia marking the 40th anniversary of the commemorative association. Before leaving, King and Queen participated in a general meeting and thanked the staff for their hospitality.
A video of the visit.
King and Queen received a very warm welcome in the streets of Cuenca.
The second stop of the day was the Plaza Mayor in Cuenca. King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art. The first museum of abstract art in Spain, Plaza Mayor was founded by Fernando Zóbel in 1964 in a building owned by the Cuenca City Council for a symbolic price.
The royals toured the museum and saw the Sala Grande or Sala de las Vigas exhibitions, the Zóbel Library and the room that conserves a spectacular Mudejar coffered ceiling.
The museum received the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1980. In 2016 the museum celebrated its 50th anniversary after which expansion was approved.
A video of the day.
For the day Queen Letizia chose a chic style. Letizia wore Mango Bow detail Jumpsuit. Thanks to @nuriatiburcio on Twitter for the quick id.
$99.99 jumpsuit is crafted from flowy fabric and features a black abstract print on a grey base. It has short sleeves, shirt style collars and button up front with ribbon tie closure on the waistline. It is currently available in all sizes on Mango.
A closer look at the print.
Letizia teamed up the outfit with her Mint & Rose Sardinia Suede Wedges.
Queen was carrying a Massimo Dutti x Jane Birkin Contrast leather and raffia crossbody bag. The $169 bag features a round shape with black leather handles and belt.
Letizia wore a new pair of open hoop earrings with asymmetrical design
Updated: Queen debuted Massimo Dutti Textured Half-Moon Gold Plated earrings. The €14950 earrings are made of brass and plated in 24 kt gold with top-quality finish and durability.
and her Karen Hallam ring.
Tomorrow we will see King Felipe and Queen Letizia travelling to the two most famous Spanish tourist spots – Benidorm and Valencia to promote “Spain for Sure” tourism campaign.