Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Alcudia’s listed 14th century town wall is at risk of collapsing in several places – this is the verdict of experts after having closely examined the condition of the wall in recent days.
The survey took place after part of the wall collapsed on 17th September. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident that occurred around 10.00 p.m. It is thought that the collapse was related to the heavy rainfalls that had taken place in the days before.
The origin of the problem seems to lie with the cement used during restoration works carried out around 30 years ago, which is now known to be unsuitable for the purpose. This is due to the fact that it attracts moisture, which has caused the structure to weaken over the years.
It is usually possible to walk along the top of the wall, which measures 1.5 kilometres in length and around 6 metres in height and which offers beautiful views over the roofs of the old town and Pollenca bay.
Now several sections of the wall, which are considered at risk of collapse, are to be closed off in order to ensure safety and in an attempt to preserve the wall as much as possible. Plans for the necessary renovation works are intended to be drawn up without delay.
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