Junta denies robberies at historic sites

The Junta de Andalucia has denied that El Argar, a bronze age village outside Antas from an ancient civilisation, is being “routinely despoiled” by treasure hunters. Furthermore, the lack of full protection and cultural activities at the areas is the fault of the local authorities, according to a statement from the minister for culture. MP Carmen Crespo (PP) made the accusation recently during a debate on historic protection in the regional parliament. Minister Alfredo Valdivia Continue reading Junta denies robberies at historic sites

Almería drops to seventh most visted province in Andalucia (so that’s last-but-one) as Junta sends tourists elsewhere

Almería in 2011 dropped to the seventh most visited province in Andalucia (remember – there are only 8 provinces!), down from the fourth just a few years ago. Only Huelva – the strawberry and stainless steel province- has fewer tourists then we do. Most tourists arrive at Huelva, see that thanks to its petro-chemical-stainless steel industry it’s one of the most polluted areas in Europe (thanks, EU commission for pointing this out!) and flee onwards Continue reading Almería drops to seventh most visted province in Andalucia (so that’s last-but-one) as Junta sends tourists elsewhere