Town hall wants to restore monument to allow visitors

The family that owns the watchtower of Pilar de la Horadada, built in 1591, denied access to Valencian Government Culture inspectors on Monday, when they had come to check on the preservation of the building.

The Town Hall informed that this was not the first time this had happened as the owners “have refused to let technicians do their work before”. The inspectors were accompanied by Councillors Trinidad Escarabajal and José Francisco Albaladejo and found that when they got to the door they could not get in.

Both the inspectors and the council technician agreed the exterior of the watchtower had deteriorated and it was likely the interior was the same. The Local Police came and since none of the owners were there for the meeting wrote up a report.

The Town Hall assured it will keep working to get it restored and in the best condition for everyone to visit.