Estepona joins the European Heritage Days with the organization of Guided tours to publicize the spaces with the greatest historical value in the urban area.
The councilor attached to the area of Historical Heritage, Daniel García Ramos, has reported that the Consistory and the Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage of the Junta de Andalucía have organized for this Friday, October 15 (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday, October 16 October, (10.00 am), free guided tours of the old town so that residents and visitors have a greater knowledge of the cultural heritage of the city.
The visits will be guided by the municipal archaeologist, Ildefonso Navarro, and by the municipal restorer Carmen Pérez. Participants will be able to know unknown aspects of such emblematic places as the Clock Tower, the Santa María de los Remedios church, the Roman Tower on Villa Street or the Plaza de las Flores.
In addition, there will be a tour of the Municipal Archaeological Museum and information will be offered about the latest actions that the Consistory is carrying out for the recovery of one of the heritage jewels of Estepona, the Castle of San Luis.
During the tours will include a visit to some of the most outstanding and curious works of the Route of Artistic Murals, which will be explained by the mayor attached to the delegation of Historical Heritage, Daniel García Ramos.
The Route of Artistic Murals of Estepona, which already has 60 works of very different styles, was born in 2012 with the objectives of creating a large open-air museum and bring culture to the neighborhoods. Thanks to this type of creative paintings on the facades of buildings, Estepona is situated next to other Spanish and European cities at the forefront in terms of artistic interventions in outdoor spaces.
Those interested in participating can register by calling 666506885 – 606229957. They can also do so through the email firstname.lastname@example.org. The visits will last for an hour and a half and the groups will be made up of 15 people.
The 2021 European Heritage Days are held during the month of October in the European Union with the aim of making citizens aware of the cultural richness of the continent and achieving greater recognition and understanding of cultural diversity in order to safeguard this heritage. Specifically, in this edition that has as its motto ‘Accessible and inclusive heritage’, it is intended to reconsider and expand the way in which we bring heritage to citizens and be able to work with the most diverse audiences possible.
In the case of Estepona, the mayor of Historical Heritage has pointed out that the project ‘Estepona, Garden of the Costa del Sol’ has managed to bring heritage closer to people with mobility problems, since the remodeling works carried out in the old town have achieved pedestrianization and the elimination of architectural barriers in more than 130 streets of the historic center.