The current boat. / JOSELE

New fountain to reflect San Pedro's early Christian past

The old boat in Avenida Mediterráneo will be replaced with a fountain representing the baptismal font found in the Vega del Mar basilica

JOSÉ MARÍA MARTÍN

A project aims to replace the old boat in Avenida Mediterráneo in San Pedro Alcántara, Marbella, with a new fountain to reflect the history of the town.

The boat is in a very poor state and Marbella council's plan is to replace it with a fountain resembling the baptismal font found in the Paleochristian basilica, Vega del Mar.

The rocks, pillars and chains will also be removed and the area re-paved. The green areas will be made larger and more inviting to visitors.

A computer-generated image of the planned fountain. / SUR