Jeweller’s View to the Past

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
By Louise Powell

ALM Jewellers Glass FloorThere’s a jeweller’s/watch shop in the Town Hall Square of Almuñécar that has turned its floor into a glass viewing platform in order to see Medieval remains there.

Joyería Torres, which started 25 years ago, had been carrying out some renovation work when they came across water pipes dating back to the XV Century. The renovation work comprised of extending the premises into the one next door, they explained.

There were also large urns that they already knew about but the medieval pipework was a surprise, so they called in an archaeological expert. The result was the see-through floor so that the urns and pipework can been viewed.

It’s certainly an attraction and business owner, Manuel Torres, feels proud to exhibit some of the archaeological wealth that Almuñécar possesses.

According to the archaeologist, the urns go back to when the building was a wine store and were used for storing wine. These urns go back about a hundred years, whereas the pipes were part of the town’s water distribution system dating back to the lower Middle Ages

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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