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Alcudia Any recommendations on places to go, where to eat in the old town, port or Bay of Alcudia

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Old 19-09-2018, 08:08
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Default Crumbling walls ...

https://majorcadailybulletin.com/new...-collapse.html

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A four-metre section of the wall surrounding Alcudia old town came down on Monday night. The section is by the main car park between Sant Jaume Church and the Can Ramis municipal building. The collapse occurred around ten o'clock and the recent rains are attributed with having caused it. There were no injuries - fortunately, no one had been walking on the Cami Ronda at the time - and most of the stonework fell into the moat out of harm's way.

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... The director of heritage, Kiki Coll, later said that poor restoration using Portland cement thirty years ago had been a contributory factor.

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The walls were originally built between 1298 and 1362. There was a great deal of destruction, especially during the Germanies rebellion in the sixteenth century. Restoration which followed this was in a renaissance style. By the end of the nineteenth century, most of the walls had come down. The major project of restoration commenced towards the end of the 1950s.
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The government will blame PP and GOB will find a rare breed of newt living the in moat under the rubble and prevent the wall being rebuilt and then they'll all blame drunk tourists for the damage... or something like that
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According to the UH a bad restoration 30 years ago caused the collapse in the wall of Alcudia. The use of Portland cement in the restoration of the medieval wall some 30 years ago now seems to be the cause, it is known that the use of this type of material retains water and can a burst.
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Yes, but wasn't the cement supplier or the construction company staffed by PP supporters ;-)
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