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City Council and AFORCA agree to the restoration of the Fort of Despeñaperros (19/05/2017)

The Local Government Board, meeting this morning under the presidency of the mayor, José López, has approved the signing of a collaboration agreement with the Association of Veteran Friends of the Cartagena Castles, its Fortresses, Walls, Old Towers and Batteries of Cartagena AFORCA) for the rehabilitation of the mountain and fortress of Despeñaperros.

The agreement contemplates the cleaning and conditioning of the hill known as San José or Despeñaperos and the rehabilitation and restoration of the well-known fortification of Caballero de Despeñaperros in the most approximate way possible to its original configuration in order to be visitable.

AFORCA undertakes to pay for the rehabilitation of the fortress up to the limit of the compensation of the sentence that declared illegal the auction of the Wall of the Sea, estimated at 435 thousand euros.

The City Council will be responsible for the cleaning and superficial clearing of the hill.

The term of the agreement will be two years, extendable by mutual agreement between the parties for annuities up to a maximum of four years.

The signing of the agreement, in charge of the mayor, José López, and the mayor of AFORCA, Juan Lorenzo Gómez-Vizcaíno, will take place this Tuesday, May 23, at 12.30 pm, in the Hall of Councilors of the Consistorial Palace.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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