THE “enhancement” of the walled city and castle of Guardamar is already a reality, according to the local council.
An investment of €1 million by the municipality and regional government has been made into a plan that combines archaeological research, reconstruction of walls and conditioning of the interior space of the site.
The castle, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), still has a lot more work planned for it but a new visitor and interpretation centre has now been completed.
Now guided tours are planned to start soon, with them explaining the recent archaeological discoveries that have been made.
These include remains of the wall dating from the 13th to 14th centuries. The oldest one is medieval Christian, 2.30 metres wide and 1.5 metres high.
Another important find is the lower part of the fortified bell tower of the old Renaissance church and of what was the entrance to the walled city in the 18th century, next to which is a moat.
Researchers are at the moment trying to confirm whether a space located in the western wall is the gateway of the 13th century. In addition, Roman, Iberian, Phoenician, Greek, Islamic and Lower Medieval ceramics have been found.