Costa Blanca’s ambitious Moraira projects about to begin

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CAP D’OR: Imposing reminder of Moraira’s past. Photo credit: Teulada town hall


Costa Blanca’s Teulada-Moraira town hall is putting the finishing touches to its cap d’Or and Cova de la Cendra archaeological projects.

It has now put out to tender a €447,697 contract to provide the cave with an adequate path and access to the interior of the cave and its adjoining areas. The Cap d’Or tower is part of the defence system built in the 16th century to protect the coast from pirate raids while the site includes a Moorish water deposit and vestiges of an Iberian settlement.

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The nearby Cova de la Cendra cave, which was inhabited 8,000 years ago, is regarded as one of the most important Neolithic sites in the Iberian peninsula and will be made accessible to the public. TheCap d’Or and Cova de la Cendraprojects’€1.2million cost has received a €500,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) that was announced in 2018.

 






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