Construction work at Madrid’s Metro Ópera resumes

1st October 2009, Comments 0 comments

Workers found a 12th century ancient wall belonging to a Christian construction at the station located underneath the Plaza de Isabel II in summer and had to stop all works.

Madrid – The Community of Madrid orders construction works at the Metro Ópera station to resume months after renovation came to a standstill following the discovering of an ancient wall, reports EuropaPress.

According to conservation procedures, expansion works on the subway station had to be stopped and were awaiting final judgement from the experts.

Though no conclusive measurements of what will happen to the ancient wall have been publicised, the Community of Madrid has now announced works will continue.

In summer, workers found an ancient wall belonging to a Christian construction from the 12th century at the station located underneath the Plaza de Isabel II. Archaeologists confirmed later that the wall belongs to a series of constructions declared protected in 1954.

The expansion of Metro Ópera began in 2007 and was in line with Madrid’s plan to improve the infrastructure of the metro system in Madrid.

Residents in the neighbourhood have expressed an interest in knowing what will happen to the ancient wall.

While many are keen to see the renovated station, they also understand the importance of an archaeological finding.

They hope the findings would go on public display. Some residents even propose concealing the wall behind a glass panel at the station.

Daura Carballo / Expatica

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