Over the last 15 years in Spain, there has been a heavy push to preserve old buildings using public funds that were otherwise crumbling into ruin and oblivion. Some might read this cynically as simply a way for corruption to flourish via nefarious members of the construction sector getting overly-plush public tenders. Indeed, there has been some of that but at the same time, there’s the recognition that recuperating many of these structures is beyond private means and preserving cultural heritage is very much in the public interest. This is […]

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