Botched restoration job on Cadiz castle angers historians

“They called the builders instead of the restorers.”

LAST UPDATED: 14 Mar, 2016 @ 22:16

A RESTORATION disaster is unfolding in Cadiz after a 9th century castle was ‘extended’ by builders.

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Historians and locals are outraged with ‘repairs’ done on national monument, El Castillo de Matrera.

“They called the builders instead of the restorers,” said one local, “and they’ve wrecked it.”


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  1. Appalling desecration. I remember visiting the ruined castle of the Moors in Almeria in 68 and speaking to the gardener who was watering the hydrangea ‘trees’. Very nostalgic and I had the whole edifice to myself. It was possible to slip back in time.

    Returning in 2002 I was very impressed with the restoration, it was sympathetic but this time I did’nt have it to myself, those damn tourists.