Junta’s wall of shame

Alcazaba fortress gets makeover - but critics lambast regional government’s stewardship of Almería’s heritage

Work to repair the Alcazaba’s northern ramparts began this week, but the regional government’s management of historical sites continues to come under fire

By Richard Torné

Emergency repairs on the historic walls of the Alcazaba fortress have begun amid accusations the regional government is failing to maintain Almería’s most treasured landmarks.

The Junta de Andalucía last week announced it would begin restoring the northern ramparts following an incident last month when a section of wall collapsed, damaging a number of parked cars. The Junta said it would spend €34,000 to restore sections of the five-metre high wall “which have rapidly deteriorated”.


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