Alcazaba closed for essential wall repairs

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photo by Cucombrelibre
LA ALCAZABA: Is now in need of some TLC.


THE regional government stepped in quickly to stabilise the south wall of the Alcazaba.
The Moorish citadel had to close temporarily owing to falling masonry at the end of last week.
This is currently the only access to the Alcazaba now that restoration work on Meson Gitano has cut off the other entrance.
Scaffolding was set up on the damaged section of wall which was covered with safety netting to protect the access ramp and the road skirting the hillside.
Workmen began on Monday afternoon to replace the same pieces of fallen masonry whenever technically feasible.
Where this is not possible, similar materials are being used and the dried-out mortaring replaced with more breathable material.
If all goes according to plan, the work should be completed today, Thursday, the Junta’s Education, Culture and Sports department announced.
The regional government has now spent €1,236,625 on the Alcazaba in the last six years, most of it on restoring the La Hoya wall.


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