ALFAZ town hall has produced an English-language guide to the route leading up to the Albir lighthouse.
“We want this guide to help residents and visitors learn more about the Sierra Helada’s cultural and intangible heritage,” explained Alfaz’s mayor Vicente Arques.
Details of the national park’s plants, wildlife, history, geology and fossils as well as the Sierra Helada’s marine reserve have been condensed into 32 pages, the mayor said, as he introduced the guide accompanied by Environment councillor Luis Morant and Other Residents councillor Martine Mertens.
The guide is the work of Alfaz’s municipal archaeologist, Carolina Frias, biologist Jose Santamaria and the designer Andres Diaz.
It can be downloaded to a mobile phone using the QR codes that are strategically-placed along the 2.5-kilometre Lighthouse route as well as via the GUÍA CAMINO FARO EN INGLÉS link.
The Lighthouse, which was built in 1863 and still guides shipping, has been an Interpretation Centre or informal museum since 201l and the handbook gives extensive details of its history.
“Our intention then and now remains the same,” Arques said. “We wish to preserve this important element of our heritage while sharing the Sierra Helada’s cultural and environment wealth as well while involving everybody in its protection,” Arques said.
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