The Port Authority of Castellón has granted temporary permission to the Town Council of Oropesa del Mar to use the land surrounding the lighthouse. This has been made public by the mayor Rafael Albert and the president of the Port Authority who met at the lighthouse to sign an agreement. Various meetings have been held to discuss how this area could be opened up to the public and make better use of it since it has been closed for many years.
The Mayor of Oropesa that this permission “allows us to get down to work to smarten up this area so that it will ready by the beginning of August.” The point is that although the permission granted by the Port Authority is for a public concession for free public access, the intention of the Town Council of Oropesa del Mar is to make this emblematic corner of the town into a space where public events and performances can be held and even a small shop installed in the near
For his part, Francisco Toledo stated that “it is a great pleasure to be here to sign this agreement that will serve to open up this space, long unused, and allow it to be put to good use….. Now it will be open to all local people and visitors…..We hope that this agreement will eventually become permanent.” For now the public can enjoy the views from this scenic point.
The work to be undertaken.
Rafael Albert made it clear that work to clean up the area will start next week so that it can prepared as soon as possible. In a second phase the Council will undertake to restore fences and stairs. It is the oldest lighthouse in the Valencian region since it was first used in 1857.