TORREMOLINOS COUNCIL has announced that it has begun the much-anticipated structural study of a historic tower that gave its name to the resort.
Councillors want to fully conserve the structure of Torre Pimentel and tidy up the surrounding area as the centrepiece of their wider plan to restore heritage sites across the town.
In the wake of receiving permission from the regional Environment ministry, the council is now carrying out a €226,000 archaeological assessment of the tower, supported by a 70 per cent grant from the national ministry for Infrastructure.
The iconic 12 metre high tower, at the coastal end of Calle San Miguel and overlooking the sea, is also known as Torre de los Molinos.
It is believed to have been first built in the pre-Christian Nazari era, around 1300.