By Tara Rippin • 24 August 2020 • 12:50
AULA DEL MAR: Benidorm will soon have a centre and garden dedicated to its seafaring history. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Benidorm
THE green light has been given to the creation of Aula del Mar (sea classroom) and a public garden in Levante, Benidorm.
The project will cost €655,000 with €385,000 budgeted by the town council.
Mayor, Toni Perez, said the Aula del Mar is “a new cultural, historical and educational resource” that will allow the public to learn more about “the seafaring history of Benidorm.”
He added: “The resource will be for the enjoyment and teaching of the population in general, but especially of our younger residents.”
The project will see the creation of a small building with an exhibition hall, projection room and toilet facilities. The rest of the plot will be turned into a public garden with shaded areas and a promenade facing the sea.
Building work must start within the next 12 months and be completed within a year.
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