Historic Vélez building included in holiday flats expansion plan

The old Casa Pastor is included in the accommodation project.
The old Casa Pastor is included in the accommodation project. / E. C.
  • The family that owns the Casa de las Titas tourist apartments says that, apart from during summer, most guests are from the UK and Germany

The owners of La Casa de las Titas apartments in Vélez-Málaga have applied for a licence to extend the existing building to incorporate two further properties.

La Casa de las Titas first opened in 2008 with eight holiday apartments and in 2010 the family-owned company acquired two more buildings, including the neighbouring nineteenth-century Casa Pastor, which is located on the corner of Plaza del Carmen in the town's historic centre. This listed property has features of artistic value such as wall paintings and wrought-iron fittings.

The family is now waiting for the licence to carry out the renovation and extension project whose plans were drawn up by the architect behind Vélez-Málaga's historical centre protection and reform plan (PEPRI), Salvador García.

With a planned investment of one million euros, the scheme will include the creation of 10 new apartments as well as a function room, incorporating the two neighbouring nineteenth-century buildings.

The family claimed that the current Casa del las Titas can't meet visitor demand at popular times of the year or cater for large groups.

They added that while in summer most guests are Spanish, at all other times of year bookings mainly come from foreigners and in particular German and UK visitors.

The company also runs dramatised evening tours of Vélez-Málaga in which actors dress up as historical characters to explain the town's story.