The Town Hall will invest €1.4 million in restoring Alicante’s castles. The city plans to approve the restoration project in Castillo de Bárbara, budgeted at €264,439 and a contract for €1,155,276 in Castillo de San Fernando.
Councillor for culture, Antonio Manresa, has said that the local government is firmly committed to caring for Alicante’s heritage. He explained that the renovation work is necessary in order to provide a quality cultural and touristic offer for residents and foreign visitors.
Renovations on Santa Barbara castle will take five months and will focus on restoring the Bastion of Santa Barbara, as well as fixing loose blocks at the base of the castle. The work will be done with materials that are compatible with the existing ones, as well as allowing the easy reversal of all the changes.
The Board will also approve a renovation contract for San Fernando Castle, that will focus on architectural recovery and accessibility. The Town Hall has commissioned the renovations in order to open the historical Castle to the public as a tourist attraction. Work includes making the castle accessible, and restorations in the vaults, the lower and upper terraces as well as in the circular tower.