300-year-old historical treasure to find a new home in Albox

300-year-old historical treasure to find a new home in Albox Credit: Town Hall

300-year-old historical treasure to find a new home in Almeria’s Albox.

Town hall of Albox have on their hands a treasure in the form of a 300-year-old brick that was used to build the Santuario del Saliente. According to Cadena Ser, the Mayor of Albox, Francisco Torrecillas, along with the Rector and the Bishop of Almeria have made the decision to “donate a 300 year old brick which was used to build part of the sanctuary”.

At the moment though it is not yet certain where brick will end up, but in all likelihood it will be placed at the replica of the Monastery which has been built on the new roundabout as you enter Albox.

“First we will see where we can place it and then we will study a place to put a plaque describing what this brick means”.

The new roundabout monument uses materials from Albox as does the 300-year-old brick. The roundabout has a replica of the Santuario del Saliente and is utterly stunning, but according to some expats living in the area, the island could potentially be a danger.

One expat EWN reader said “the new roundabout looks amazing but it does block views of traffic, which could be dangerous”.

Torrecillas has fought a long battle with the coronavirus but is finally returning to his position as Mayor of Albox.

The mayor said: “We want to coincide the inauguration on the 8th in the afternoon with the bishop who will be present to inaugurate the replica of the Santuario del Saliente,”

“It is something that represents the town and is now the gateway to the town of Albox, as it is on the border between the municipalities of Albox and Cantoria.”

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