Sant Pitar Stone Museum remains closed in Velez-Malaga

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THE Sant Pitar Stone museum planned for Velez-Malaga remains closed and there is no date set as yet for it to open.

The archaeological complex, which has already cost the town hall some €250,000, is located at the Valle-Niza quarry. Part of the money needed for the project was provided by the Junta de Andalucia Council for Tourism, Commerce and Sport, and between 2003 and 2006, €1.2 million was invested by businesses in the area to prepare the complex and create gardens, paths and viewpoints.

But five years later, the quarry, which was used between 1727 and 1755 to extract stone for the construction of Malaga Cathedral, remains in a similar condition and nothing has been done to open it to the public.

Stone from the Valle Niza area was also used centuries earlier for the Roman Theatre and the Arab Fortress in Malaga.

The local councillor for Culture, Jose Antonio Fortes, says that there is not enough money to do so as the area still needs a lot done before it can open as a museum.

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