Unexpected Benidorm bequest 

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Unexpected Benidorm bequest 
PONIENTE BEACH: Frontline apartment for Valladolid University  Photo credit: Kolform 


VALLADOLID UNIVERSITY has put up for sale a Benidorm property it was bequeathed by an English woman, Diana Guillen. 

The widow of radio presenter Alfonso Guillen Medrano, she left the seafront apartment on Benidorm’s Playa de Poniente to the university on her own death in 2015. 

Already surprised by the bequest, the university was even more disconcerted on being informed initially that the donation had come from a BBC presenter, Valladolid sources said. 

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During their lifetime the Guillens spent long periods in the Benidorm apartment and the only condition attached to the inheritance stipulated that the university should put up a plaque in the couple’s memory. 

Neither had links to the university although as their lawyer was from Castilla y Leon, it is believed that the suggestion could have come from her. 

As the university has no practical use or need for the apartment in Edificio Acapulco, this will now be auctioned with a reserve price of €235,891. 

The university will hold a vote on how the cash raised through the sale should be used next year, although sources revealed that it will almost certainly be used for investigation and students’ grants. 

 

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