Tavira Town Hall is to transform the Pego do Inferno natural beauty spot that has been closed for around seven months, into a living museum with paid entrance and permanent supervision
The entrance to the area was sealed off last October for security reasons, as the wooden access had been vandalised.
“We could even transform it into a living museum and access could be paid so that there would be permanent supervision and cleaning,” Mayor Jorge Botelho told Lusa, although he does not yet know how the structure will be re-opened.
The damage includes some wooden stairs that are broken, vandalised safety barriers and bins, among other equipment.
Before the construction of walkways and stairs, around five years ago, the entrance to Pego do Inferno was through dirt tracks and people had to cross a stream to get to it.
Pego do Inferno is renowned for its waterfall from the Asseca stream that falls into a lake surrounded by vegetation.
Legends abound about the site, with the most popular one about a carriage that fell into the lake and was never found. It was said that anyone who fell into it would go straight to hell
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