Nerja marks one year without Ana Maria Marquez

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Ana Maria Marquez.

THE late director of the Nerja History Museum, Ana Maria Marquez, who was murdered by former partner in 2014, was paid tribute in an emotional event at the caves.

The commemorative event took place on Saturday (August 8), marking the first anniversary of her death. 

Head of the Nerja Council Equality Department, Patricia Guiterrez Roman, expressed the government’s commitment to eradicate all sorts of violence and especially violence against women.

Representatives of the council and the Nerja Caves Foundation delivered a short speech in commemoration of Ms Marquez, who had been involved with the institution since she was a student at the University of Cordoba and had extensive experience on archaeology, museum and cultural heritage studies, amongst other merits. 

She was praised for having enthusiastically carried out important work during eight months as the director of the Nerja Caves, up until she was killed after being stabbed at least 131 times by former partner Miguel Martinez at his property in Torrox. 

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