Mayor of Totalan plans ‘tourist attraction’ on Julen well site

HISTORIC SITE: The Dolmen de Cerro de la Corona isa round 6,000 years old. Photo: Shutterstock and @GabineteForte

THE mayor of Totalan, Miguel Angel, has announced previous plans to create a tourist attraction in the Sierra de Totalan has been unchanged by the death of two-year-old Julen there in January.

Mayor Angel said he had spoken to Juanma Moreno, the president of the Junta de Andalucia, and agreed to also create a memorial to the boy on the site.

The politician said the area where the tragedy took place is the site of the Dolmen de Cerro de la Corona, a 6,000-year-old megalithic burial site which was discovered by a group of school children in the nineties.

Mayor Angel claimed the site, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC), is located around 200 metres from where Julen fell down a 72-metre borehole on private land.

He said the council is yet to find out whether current legal proceedings could affect plans to create a tourist attraction.

The historic site, known locally as, ‘The tomb of the Moor,’ is an ancient mass burial site, where the remains of around a dozen people, mostly children, were discovered around 20 years ago.

Totalan Council said it had put aside €60,000 to install signage, fencing, and a rest area at the location, which is popular with walkers.

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