27 Apr, 2019 @ 10:04
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Renovation of iconic Maria Barrabino house in Torremolinos almost complete after €135,000 cash injection

A MAJOR repair project on the historic Maria Barrabino house in Torremolinos is set to be completed within the next two months.

The town hall has spent more than €135,000 on the beautiful 19th century home, which will form part of the new pedestrianised town centre.

Built around 1862, the Maria Barrabino house reflects the tastes of the then Malaga bourgeoisie, and still retains much of its original design and structure.

Builders are currently restoring the original roof, while designers are renovating the inside.

It was acquired by the town hall for €1 million in 2017 after being abandoned following the death of its last tenant two decades previously.

Once opened to the public, the home will house a museum telling the story of Maria Barrabino, who donated land to the poor, set up soup kitchens and helped to eradicate tuberculosis in Torremolinos.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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