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This Is A Perfect Example Of How Not To Restore An Old Castle

It's...different.

Posted on March 9, 2016, at 11:41 a.m. ET

El Castillo de Matrera is an ancient Moorish castle in Cadiz, Spain. It was built in the ninth century and is a national monument.

Last week the castle underwent restoration in an attempt to return it to its former glory.

This was the result.

😐

http://manuelcabelloyesperanzaizquierdo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/el-castillo-de-matrera-en-villamartin.html
http://www.archilovers.com/projects/173151/restoration-of-matrera-castle.html

People on Twitter have been expressing their dislike of the building's redevelopment.

El castillo de Matrera (Cádiz) antes y después de su restauración. Menuda chapuza...

"Matrera castle (Cádiz) before and after its restoration. What a blunder."

Castillo de Matrera, Cádiz, siglo XIII. Cuando llamas a los albañiles en lugar de a los restauradores

Matrera Castle, Cádiz, XIII century. [This is what happens] when you call construction workers instead of restorers.

Qué mierda han hecho en el castillo de Matrera en Cádiz?? 😂😂😂😂 y nos sorprendimos con el Ecce Homo? 😂😂😂😂

"What the shit have they done to Matrera castle in Cádiz?? And we were surprised by Ecce Homo [the Spanish painting botched when restored by a member of the public]?"

The architect behind the project, Carlos Quevado, told La Sexta his aim was to show what the castle would have looked like when originally built.

Carlos Quevedo Rojas / Via archilovers.com

However Spain's cultural heritage organization Hispanianostra responded by calling the project "absolutely terrible."

"No words are needed, you just need to look at the photographs," the organization said.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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