MÁLAGA Town Hall postpones the recovery of influential Cánovas del Castillo’s house. Work on the historic building will not begin until at least 2021.
To kickstart construction on the natal home of the politician, a detailed blueprint is being studied by the Planning Department. Initial data points towards an investment of about €1.2 million, with future installations standing on 1,300 square metres of land.
The project foresees the renovation of Canovas’ original house as well as the construction of a historic centre, a space for coworking, a library and an interior square for public use, all of which is still pending approval.
Cánovas del Castillo was a Spanish politician and historian, known for serving six terms as Prime Minister. He was born in Málaga and studied Law in Madrid, later being an integral part in the restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy to the Spanish throne. His support for the Bourbons and his key role in reducing the political influence of the working class, led Cánovas to gain many enemies.
In 1897 he was shot by an Italian anarchist and didn’t live to see Spain lose her remaining colonies to the United States at the end of the Spanish-American War.