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Mar 21st, 2015, 05:11 AM
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MALAGA – A Question about Reconstruction and Restoration

Hello all,

Following up some of my earlier post questions in preparation for a trip to Andalucia this fall: I am interested in the reconstruction of Malaga following the damages inflicted during the 1931 violence and the 1936-39 Civil War years and also the restoration of the historic centro beginning in the 1990s, plus the new developments in the harbor area (Muelle Uno, the “Cube” of the Pompidou Center, etc.) I have located some of the urban planning documents of the city, papers of the EU urban development program, and similar sources. But so far I have not found what would be the ideal source: “The Reconstruction and Restoration of Malaga’s Historic Centro”—perhaps that does not exist. ☹

I would welcome any suggestions about sources concerning all of this post-1939 urban development and historic restoration, and thanks already to kimhe, chapla, bedar, rubicund, progol, robert2533 and others who have given earlier ideas.

Gracias!
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Mar 21st, 2015, 06:11 AM
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About the port/harbour development (Muelle Uno and beyond): http://www.andalucia.com/cities/malaga/port.htm

These might also be of interest: http://www.actualidadjuridicaambient...laga-ruido.pdf
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centro_...o_(M%C3%A1laga)
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Mar 21st, 2015, 02:09 PM
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Do you read Spanish very well? Because you could probably find such documents in certain Spanish libraries (maybe even the Universidad de Malaga), but I think it's unlikely something that academic would be translated and available online.

Here are some interesting photos of Malaga in the early 1940s, some show some of the destruction
http://www.guateque.net/0malaga60nuevof.htm

This book might have something on what you want
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=12581831649&searchurl=$encodedSearchUrl
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Mar 23rd, 2015, 08:30 AM
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Thank you so much kimhe and Christina. Yes, I read Spanish fairly well, and using documents such as the ones you have suggested helps me increase my understanding. The sources you mentioned are very helpful. It is so interesting to compare many of the historic photos with views of the streets today on Google View.

The more I read about Malaga, the more interesting it becomes. We visited Salerno in Italy last year and Malaga seems similar in many ways: until recently, neither city was visited very much by foreign tourists except as an entry point, quickly moving to someplace else; both cities are well positioned to use as a base to explore the surrounding region; and of course both cities are very rich in history and culture. Salerno has done a beautiful job rebuilding the boulevards and harbor area which were so badly damaged in World War II and Malaga as well has done an excellent job in rebuilding and changing the nature of the harbor area in the last 30 years.

I haven't even gone to Malaga yet! These are simply some comments based on reading, so thank you once again for the information which you have provided.
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Mar 23rd, 2015, 10:17 AM
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EYW, no, foreign tourists have always visited Malaga, but you are right - a lot of them headed to the beach resorts of the Costa de Sol where Spanish mass tourism started. We're going to spend some time there in June and are somewhat apprehensive about finding our way about with all the new construction after a 50 yr absence. But, centers of cities don't change that much. Calle Larios and the cathedral, etc. are orientation points, as is the Alameda and the bullring. It will be interesting. After having done so much research, I hope you'll visit soon.
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Mar 26th, 2015, 01:02 AM
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This might be a great resource: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbanismo_de_M%C3%A1laga
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