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Sephardic centre in Malaga takes major step forward

  • The group behind the project has applied for a building licence

The Malaga Jewish community has moved a step closer to its dream of having a Sephardic Jewish interpretation centre in the old town of Malaga. The plan has been on hold for over a year since the design was first unveiled, however the group behind the project has now applied for a building licence.

The plan has been delayed while a new architect, Leon Benacerraf, took over and changes to the plan made, including an interior courtyard. It is hoped that work can start sometime in 2019.

The new centre is on a plot of land between Calle Granada and Calle Alcazabilla, in the heart of the historic site of the city's old Jewish quarter. It will have two floors of 400 square metres telling the story of Spain's Sephardic Jews and a top floor terrace restaurant.