Benidorm reopens the Castel

November 29, 2019
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One of the most photographed tourist sites will be filled with locals and tourists from today. The Square of the Castell de Benidorm will fully reopen at 4.00pm, today Friday. It had been open for a few days during the fiestas but then closed to allow the work to be finished.

It's been closed for five months to carryout work to excavate the remains of the old fortress that laid underground.

They have partially left the remains of the fort exposed so that visitors can see them. Specifically, the remains of the medieval walls of Levante and Poniente; the Cistern with associated watering hole; an eighteenth-century staircase that allowed access to the upper floor of the castle and the modern wall; and the closing wall, part of the moat and one of the walls of the tower of Levante. 

They have also remodelled the "Replaceta del Castell", known as the "Viewpoint" by adding a rose of the granite and bronze to the entire space which has local and geographical landmarks marked on it.

The project has cost €1.2 million, which included a €500,000 grant from the European Union.

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The mayor, Toni Pérez, has stressed that this "site is the living history of Benidorm", and has said that the excavations have allowed us to find traces of the different constructions of the fortress: late medieval period (fourteenth century, founding moment of Benidorm), mid-16th century and modern era (18th century). Pérez has stressed that, "these vestiges have been brought to light through glass floor and the exposing of other areas.

The Mayor has stressed that this important work “has allowed us to know and recognise the origin of Benidorm and its founding moment; at the same time that 'the Replaceta' (viewing point) has been refurbished and now has a new configuration. It's spectacular views making it a popular tourist attraction that only a few can be found can be found on the Mediterranean”.

Finally, the mayor has announced that on the 6th December the Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución) commemorations will be held at the Castell for the first time.

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