Roadworks’ relic

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OLD FOUNTAIN: Has been uncovered during works.

MARBELLA Public Works councillor, Blanca Fernandez, and her culture counterpart, Gema Midon, have announced that an old fountain has been uncovered during work to install a new sanitation device on Avenida Nabeul, close to Plaza Puente Malaga.

The water dispenser was functional until the latter half of the 20th century, when it was partially demolished in order to cover the Arroyo de la Represa stream, leaving the base in place before it was unearthed during the current project.

Experts have already performed an archaeological and topographical survey of the site in order to obtain as much information as possible regarding the remains, which may shed new light on the contemporary history of the city.

The results of the survey suggest that in situ preservation of the fountain is likely to be the best option, and the council is to explore ways to cover the structure in such a way it can be conserved. The fountain retains a sentimental value to many older Marbella residents.

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