velezVELEZ Malaga town hall has been left red-faced after a Cervantes tribute daubed on the road disappeared in just ten days.

The giant quote painted by a local artist was thought to be ‘in very durable paint’ but it will now have to be repainted in asphalt.

It immortalises a verse which mentions the town to celebrate the fourth centenary of Cervantes’ death.

velez 2The passage from Don Quixote reads: “Thanks be to God, sirs, to such a good part he has driven us. If I am not mistaken, the land on which we walk is that of Velez-Malaga.”