Old maps of Estepona

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Old maps of Estepona

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:40 pm

I like looking at old maps and seeing how things have changed.
I've googled to try and find one of Estepona without success.
Does anyone have a link?

Thanks

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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby costakid » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:42 pm

try youtube for clips

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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:46 am

Cheers, didn't think of that.

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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm

Found some good videos, but no maps.

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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby costakid » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:17 pm

Thats a start Amigo.

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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby BENIDORM » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:34 pm

Richard,
Really the best place to seek early maps would be the local library and the town hall archive departments, so next time you are 'over' call in and ask, I've always found the various departments very helpful.
I've noted, over the years, that the coastal areas all seem to have followed a similar pattern of expansion, ie. front line areas traditionally fishing dominated, beach area -cottages then become promenades then hotels etc. gradually taken over by bars-shops - more hotels etc, followed by the agricultural areas becoming residential mainly for touristic use and housing people involved with tourism.
But there are always old buildings intermingled with the new, and now they are being preserved, not so long ago they would have all been demolished and replaced by apartment blocks etc....actually it is good to see that Spanish people are now taking great steps to preserve their colourful history.
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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby olive » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:55 pm

I wish more of the old were being preserved.

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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby gerryh » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:56 pm

I am being preserved in red wine. :oops:
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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby olive » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:47 pm

:lolno:

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Re: Old maps of Estepona

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:20 am

Thanks Gordon.

I will do what you suggest next time.

I'm part of a group called Estepona en el Corozan. Often old photos are posted.
One recently showed Calle Real ( now it's a pedestrianised street) But you can see from the photo it had buildings only on one side and was in effect the passeo.
The land must have been extended a good way seaward as there is now a block of buildings, a three lane road and a wide passes before the beach.
I noticed a sign on one building. Maravilla. It was still there a couple of years ago. The building housed the Cafe Real where we've sat many times, but the Esteponereos all called it the Lunatic or Asylum because there used to be one there. The building has now been demolished to build a 4* hotel, which central Estepona needs badly... there aren't any. Work was halted because they found archeological remains. But has restarted now.
Thankfully they are keeping the name Maravilla Palace.

If I was starting out again I would go into town planning. It fascinates me.


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