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Town hall looks into possibility of opening up Torrox lighthouse to the general public

Town hall looks into possibility of opening up Torrox lighthouse to the general public
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  • The old lighthouse keeper's house beneath is open and used as a visitors' centre for the Roman settlement which is on the same site

Mayor of Torrox Óscar Medina and councillor for culture and heritage María de los Ángeles Ruiz met last week with the president and director of Malaga's port authority to request permission to allow visitors into the town's 19th-century lighthouse.

According to Medina, visitors frequently ask about access to the tower. However, it is currently closed for safety reasons.

The old lighthouse keeper's house beneath is open and used as a visitors' centre for the Roman settlement which is on the same site. The mayor has said that the town hall is awaiting a technical report which will evaluate the possibility of opening up the lighthouse to the public.

Torrox lighthouse has been in operation since 1864. In 1905, the then lighthouse keeper, Tomás García Ruiz, started to excavate the land around it and discovered a Roman settlement.