El Department of Culture de Xàbia has commissioned an interactive virtual tour inside some ancient underground galleries excavated in Caleta del Puerto that, according to the latest studies, could be used as a warehouse for projectiles during the Civil War.
As explained by the Councilor for Culture, Quico Moragues, the work has been commissioned to a local company, which will have it ready in the next few weeks. With this project, a space of historical interest is made accessible in a virtual way - one of the few vestiges in the municipality of defensive architecture linked to the Civil War and which is in rather precarious security conditions that do not advise it to be physically visited For the general public.
The place is a unique construction excavated in a hillside next to the port of Xàbia in 1938 and is made up of galleries that go more than 20 meters underground. Its access door remained sealed and hidden in the undergrowth from the 70s until just five years ago.
When it was reopened and a first inspection was carried out, it was considered that it could be a refuge against the air attacks of the war.
However, a more in-depth study discards this hypothesis and opts for the possibility that it was an ammunition depot to supply the torpedo boats and antisubmarines of the Spanish Republic.