The Central Government has approved around 28 grants to municipalities around Andalucía, amongst them, Salobreña with a grant for the castle.
These funds will be used for the second phase of the restoration work to be carried out on this emblematic fortress.
The Mayor, María Eugenia Rufino, explained that they will continue with the archaeological digs and construction renovations.
Access will be improved for tourists. Furthermore, there will be a visitors centre (Sala de Presentación) within the Torre del Homenaje, complete with a video-viewing room and information boards.
There will also be special visits with access to the well in the Torre del Agua and to the aljibe (cistern) which was built during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs (late 15th Century)
“This work will be more visible than that carried out in the first phase,” said the Mayor, adding that this coming work is very important for the complete recovery of the castle.
The total budget for the work is 1,148,404 euros, of which 30% the Town Hall has to provide. As for when it will be carried out, in about three months the project will be put up for bidding. From start to finished the work should take about a year.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)