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Algarrobico Hotel, Almería



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Came across this site driving through Southern Spain. I couldn't see any similar threads; apologies if it is already up here.

Construction on the Algarrobico hotel started long after permits were obtained; in that time, its location became a protected area. Appeals and legal action lead construction to a halt in 2009. Since then, Greenpeace and other groups have called for its demolition and have repeatedly painted the outside with "Hotel Ilegal". It's unclear who is going to pay for its demolition and I read some reports that people in the nearest local town, Carboneras, are in favour of the hotel for the effect it would have on the local economy. As it is, it sticks out like a sore thumb in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.


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The outside. It was painted to read "Hotel Ilegal" but I guess people painted over it:
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Electricity station of some kind in the grounds outside

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The building also reputedly breaches the law that prevents building within 100m of the sea.

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Hotel rooms and lift shaft (I guess they never put the lift in). I think this place is about 10-15 floors. It's massive.

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Many of the hotel rooms were locked, the ones that weren't were trashed. If you wanted to, you could go out onto the balconies and climbed into the rooms that way.

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