19 Feb 2010

Square in honor of the late Rafael Neville Rubio, Puerto de Mogán

Published in Living in Gran Canaria, News

On Wednesday 10/02/2010, the Mayor of Mogan, Francisco González, presided a ceremony in Puerto de Mogan naming a square in honor of the late Rafael Neville Rubio – Argüelles, V Conde de Berlanga de Duero. The event was also attended by Nevilles nephew and niece Edgar and Mary Neville, Paolo Riccardi, representative of "Venice of the Canaries” and Ara Santiago, Managing Director of Puerto Mogan. Rafael Neville was born in Málaga in 1926 and died in his beloved Sardinia in 1996, he was the soul and promoter of what is now Puerto de Mogan, a project conducted between 1983 and 1988 with the intention of creating the best and most beautiful urbanization of the Islands. The particular and unique design of the buildings, known as the Venice of the Canaries, have made this area one of the most charming tourist attractions and most visited of the Canary Islands. Artist, developer, designer of natural areas and with a very active social live in the Costa del Sol, Rafael Neville designed and built with Paolo Riccardi the famous Porto Rafael on the Italian island of Sardinia before moving up to Mogán in the mid 60´s. During his time in Puerto de Mogan, this area became the usual place of VIPs visiting the European social landscape of Gran Canaria. Puerto Mogan, was for many years the meeting place of the "jet set" of the time. Francisco Gonzalez, Mayor of Mogán: The legacy Rafael left us remains very much alive in Puerto de Mogán, an enormously attractive place and a real gem of the Canaries which we all feel truly proud of! By Theresa Bona (photo by Townhall of Mogán, from left to right: Edgar + Maria , nephews of Rafael Neville, Francisco Gonzalez, Santiago Ara and Paolo Riccardi) Get known Puerto de Mogán