An image of what the visitor's centre will look like. / SUR

Work on Casabermeja Prehistoric visitors' centre gets under way

The space will have workshops and exhibition rooms to showcase the area's archaeological heritage and is expected to be complete in 2022

ANDREA JIMÉNEZ CASABERMEJA.

Casabermeja is set to have a cultural attraction next year. The town hall has begun the construction of a Prehistoric visitor's centre; a space that seeks to enhance the local archaeological heritage through workshops and exhibition rooms.

The new project is located in the Alcaide area of the village, on a 9,000-metre plot of land, one kilometre from Peñas de Cabrera cave. "The aim is to be able to connect the visitor's centre to the Peñas," said Pedro Hernández, councillor for tourism.

The works, which are divided into four phases and include an exhibition hall of about 100 square metres, are expected to be completed in mid-2022.

Guides will also be trained as part of the project and the fourth phase will involve an environmental focus, with native flora being planted around the centre.

The pieces that will be exhibited include remains found in Las Piedras de Mitra in June 2020; a necropolis which is at least 5,000 years old and has various human skeletal remains and ceramics. In addition, five Chalcolithic burial sites have been discovered in the area, all of which are still preserved with their funerary objects.

Work is also underway to create a hiking route that connects the cultural space with the archaeological remains and the village. The project is expected to generate new jobs according to Hernández.