The move towards the Caminito del Rey walkway becoming a Unesco World Heritage site took an important first step forward on Tuesday as the Diputación provincial government unanimously approved launching a bid.
The Diputación has agreed to the creation of a working commission in collaboration with the local town halls to piece together the bid which will eventually be put forward for the regional government's approval before being sent to Madrid.
The provincial government also approved the creation of a number of campaigns, locally and internationally, to generate support for the eventual bid.
Elías Bendodo, president of the Diputación, highlighted the importance of this agreement as it would ensure the highest protection for the site, contribute to its growth internationally and guarantee its preservation. He also pointed to the economic impact that Unesco status for the dolmens has had on neighbouring Antequera.