For more than 1,000 years, Matrera Castle, a medieval fortress in southern Spain, stood the test of time.
But when part of the castle’s main tower partially collapsed three years ago, a restoration project began with the goal of returning it to its original shape and dimensions, perhaps ensuring it will last for another millennium.
Now the beautiful, crumbling ruins are permanently cemented in a modern, stucco-looking edifice, and the “fix” has been met with outrage and ridicule.
Behold, Castillo de Matrera — post-surgery.
Hispania Nostra, a Spanish cultural heritage group, described the work as a “disaster” and “<a target="_blank" href="http://www.hispanianostra.org/un-desastre-de-restauracion-el-castillo-de-matrera-en-villamartin-cadiz/" read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com