Eighteen months after closing its doors for renovation work, Almuñécar’s main Tourist Information Office (La Najarra) is back open to the public.
Councillor for Tourism, Beaches & Education, Daniel Barbero, explained that the renovation work was completed at the end of October, but the General Elections meant that there could be no official inauguration during that elective period – this is to stop mayors, etc timing important inaugurations to coincide with elections as a vote catcher.
Furthermore, he announced that they would be approaching the Instituto de la Calidad Turística Española to get the buildings Q status back.
Now with this emblematic building and its gardens open and functioning, they hope to see some 80,000 visitors through its doors every year, as has been the case in recent years.
This Neo-Arab building from the XIX Century underwent two stages of renovation, beginning in March 2018. Firstly, they went to work on the gardens with a budget of over 74,000 euros. Then renovation work on the actual building took place, which had structural damage. Whilst still respecting its style, they repaired the roof (there had been leaks), as well as walls and supports, with a budget of nearly 137,000 euros.
Elsewhere in the municipality, the Town Hall obtained a grant for 65,000 euros which was used on the Cueva de los Siete Palacios and are presently angling for another one to turn La Herradura castle into a museum.
(News: Almunecar/Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)