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The mayor attends the constitution of the Association of Municipalities of the Marquis of Vélez (27/10/2014)

Representatives from 16 municipalities of Murcia and Almeria have signed Velez Blanco agreement by the Association of Municipalities of Old Marquis of Los Vélez is constituted.

The Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco Garcia, attended by the municipal archivist, Magdalena Campillo, this official ceremony held at the Salon de Triomphe Castle Almeria population, historic building which was begun in the sixteenth century.

A Velez Blanco has also assisted the government delegate for the Junta de Andalucía, Sonia Ferrer.

The firm with which this association is formed will be endorsed in the Region of Murcia in a ceremony to be held in the Convent of San Francisco de Mula on 18 November.

Precisely Mayor José Iborra, has been named president of the institutional group that seeks to preserve the heritage that Fajardo House was broadcasting throughout the Southeast through the Old Spanish Marquis of Los Vélez, presented by Joanna I of Castile in 1507.

Mazarrón was a benchmark for the importance of the alum mines, mineral highly prized in the Middle Ages.

The very threat of raids from North Africa took to build defensive castles at various points, including Mazarron.

That was one of the legacies of the Marquis that united our town over the centuries with others of what are now the provinces of Almeria and Murcia.

Velez Blanco born commitment to rescue and recover the past and the result of that "pressure" institutional reached Response Andalusian to return to Almeria castle the original image of your yard with a recreation similar to what she wore in her day.

The Association of Towns of the Old Marquis of Los Vélez has been lodged with the signatures of the representatives of the towns of Albanchez, Albox, Albudeite, Ahama Murcia Cantoria Chirivel, Cuevas de Almanzora, Librilla, Mary, Mazarrón Molina de Segura , Mula, Oria, Taberno, Velez Rubio and Velez Blanco.

These towns along Benitagla, Arboleas, Campos del Río, and Partaloa Zurgena were part of the Marquis of Los Velez, from its foundation in 1507 until the expiry of the manors in 1837.

Today, the 21 municipalities of the old Marquis cover an area of ​​3700 square kilometers and have a population of over 200,000 inhabitants.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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