Convent plan for Velez

HISTORICAL: Nuestra Señora de Gracia is officially declared ‘Heritage Of Cultural Interest’.

THE 16th century Nuestra Señora de Gracia convent in Velez-Malaga could be saved from oblivion.

One of Velez’s most notable heritage buildings, popularly known as Las Claras convent, it may be bought by the town hall to be turned into a cultural and exhibition centre.

It has been lying empty since 2009, when company Conclave Nostrum bought the building from the Las Claras nuns, planning to open a hotel-resort. 

But as the financial crisis bit deep the plans never got off the ground.

Now the town hall is measuring the costs of buying it.

 “With the financial crisis the hotel project is very hard to carry out. If we use it as a cultural hub it would enhance the tourist appeal of Velez’s town centre,” Culture Councillor Antonio Fortes said.

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