Thursday, September 23

Alicante City Council reactivates the processing of the adventure of the settlers of Nueva Tabarca Island as Intangible Asset of UNESCO

Presentation of the traveling exhibition of the Tabarquino world

Presentation of the traveling exhibition of the Tabarquino world

The mayor of Alicante, Luis Barcala, has advanced that the City Council is going to reactivate “the processing as UNESCO Intangible Asset from the epic of the tabarquinity, which narrates the vicissitudes that the Tabarquinos suffered until their final installation on the Alicante island of Nueva Tabarca ”.

The mayor has advanced this initiative on the occasion of the official opening of the exhibition entitled “Nueva Tabarca, 250 years old. Tabarquina prints”, Which took place early in the afternoon yesterday at the Centro Municipal de las Artes, in the historic district.

The sample is made up of a photographic collection and for a singular and historical document: the census “Registration of the Tabarquinos“, which includes the list with their names on arrival in Alicante, after their captivity in North Africa, which followed the eviction of their previous settlement in Tabarka, the island in Tunisian waters that was an important center of exploitation red coral.


The mayor has been accompanied at the opening of the exhibition by the Councilors for Culture, Antonio Manresa, and for the Environment, Manuel Villar, as well as by other members of the Corporation.

The mayor has stated that the City Council is working to take advantage of the island’s monuments for citizen use. “It is an old aspiration. When I was Councilor for the Environment I began to manage the transfer of the San José tower to the City Council. We continue to do so, we are in talks and it is an aspiration that would be extremely important for the island. Even that it was rehabilitated inside and was destined to cultural uses, which is our goal. That it can be visited and used by all those who love and want to know the island of Tabarca ”, Luis Barcala has specified.

Permanent colonization

The sample recognizes the 250 years of permanent colonization of the Alicante island of Tabarca and the vital effort and adaptation of its historic residents, who retain very recognizable surnames for the people of Alicante, such as Russo, Parodi, Jacopino, Pitaluga, Ferrandi or Buzo, are valued.

The sample is basically made up of old images, mainly from the second half of the 20th century, from the Municipal Archive funds and from private collections belonging to the locals themselves.

Dates and times

The exhibition “Nueva Tabarca, 250 years. Estampas tabarquinas ”is offered until January 29 and it helps diversify the city’s cultural and leisure billboard. The exhibition can be visited at the following times:

Of the December 17 to January 11, from Monday to Friday:

Mornings, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Of the January 12 to 29, from Monday to Friday:

Mornings, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Afternoons, from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Renowned of the Lonja halls

The mayor and the Councilor for Culture also starred yesterday in the discovery of the plaques with which the three exhibition rooms of the cultural complex of the Fish Market are renamed.

The rooms were known until now with the names A, B and C and receive the new name of Tabarca, Luceros and Explanada.

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