Villajoyosa discovery

Villajoyosa discovery
TEMPLATE DUPLICATES: Used to recreate original Modernista decoration in Villajoyosa Photo credit: Villajoyosa town hall

RECENT renovations to the facade of a building in Villajoya’s Old Town revealed vestiges of Modernista embellishment.

The mortar decoration, a style dating from the late 19th century and early 20th and still to be seen in Alcoy and Elda as well as Cartagena (Murcia), had been buried under layers of modern paint.

Following an exhaustive search of La Vila’s Municipal Heritage archives it has now been possible to duplicate the three templates that were originally employed and restore the building’s original decoration.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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