9 Jan

The foundation of Arroyo de la Miel is linked to the figure of Félix Solecio, a typical representative of the wealthy bourgeoisie of the Enlightenment, turned into the instrument of the will of José Gálvez, his protector and all-powerful figure of the modernization plan that Carlos III wanted for Spain, and that in turn benefited his people, Macharaviaya, and rejection of the farm Arroyo de la Miel, in the expansion of their industrial plans.

This "naipero", of Italian origin amassed a great fortune with the royal perquisites and propitiated the local development before being forced to sell his goods by the enormous debts contracted. His knowledge and study is of basic interest for all lovers of the history of Benalmádena.

MARIA DEL CARMEN MARTIN LARA, has a degree in History, works as Official Chronicler of Benalmádena and directs the Public Library of Arroyo de la Miel.

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