Salobreña Castle re-opens

SALOBREÑA Castle, one of the town’s main icons and tourist attractions, has once again opened to the public after a 15-month break for renovation work.

Although various tasks continue, including placing a protective cover over recently discovered Arab baths, most of the castle has been opened up to allow the many visitors in the area this month the chance to have a look round.

Visits, the local mayor has announced, will be free until the official inauguration takes place.

Plans to boost visits and attract extra income for the area include guided tours of the castle and informative leaflets and a video to be screened at Fitur travel fair.

Renovations on the castle, built between the 14th and 15th centuries, have cost approximately €1 million, 60 per cent of which was subsidised by the Junta de Andalucia regional government.

A large crane used during renovations is due to be removed when work is complete, in approximately two months, but the base will be left in place for future projects, the mayor said.

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