History pulls tourists in Velez-Malaga

SUCCESS: Tourists receive a guided tour of the historical sites. CREDIT: Facebook / SAC Velez Malaga

A HERITAGE tourist attraction is proving a big success.
The ‘Los lunes con la Arqueología’ project, which hosts talks and visits to Phoenician sites across Velez-Malaga, has had over 400 visitors throughout July and August.
The project has proved so popular, that the archaeological studies group, SAC of Velez-Malaga, has extended the courses to cover September too.
The tours have been most popular with tourists, who have been keen to see the works done by archaeological teams on the excavations on the Rio Velez, despite the difficulties in accessing the site which has been dubbed “one of the most significant in Europe.”
The SAC has acknowledged the situation and has begun clearing the site to make it more accessible to visitors.
The SAC is seeking the collaboration of citizens and state deputies to establish a plan of action that has been needed for fifteen years.
The organisation is seeking funding to not only improve access, but to install proper signage, improve cleanliness and construct a proper information centre at the site.
A meeting has been arranged to take place next Tuesday, September 17 to discuss the issues.

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