A Mayan pyramid in the style of Chichén Itzá, Nacho Cano's project for the site that Madrid gave him

Nacho Cano, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, a giant pre-Columbian pyramid, Hernán Cortés and a musical. The mix is ​​real and corresponds to the 21st century, with Mayor José Luis Martínez Almeida as a necessary collaborator. Everything is part of the project that the former Mecano has presented to the Madrid City Council and that has advanced Hortaleza Neighbors Newspaper. Cano proposes to build a 30-meter-high pyramid, similar in shape to that of Chichen Itza, in the Mexican state of Yucatán and a symbol of the Mayan civilization, but in the district of Hortaleza.

Chichén Itzá Pyramid, in the Mayan city of the same name, which is reminiscent of the design of the theater that Nacho Cano wants to build. / Getty Images

Inside it will house a theater, called Malinche, with more than 1,000 seats and a 400-seat parking lot in front of it, according to this outlet. The name of the theater refers to the Nahuatl woman originally from the current Mexican state of Veracruz who collaborated with Hernán Cortés in the conquest of the Mexica Empire. Hence the pre-Columbian election, because the plan of Cano, a personal friend of President Ayuso and at the center of the controversy over the assignment of the land for this project, aims to represent a musical show about the conqueror born in the province of Badajoz in 1,485 .

In nine months, with an investment of 11.4 million euros, the 8-storey Mexican-Madrid pyramid would rise. The Almeida government, when asked about it, did not want to give any details. It limits itself to explaining that it is a pending file that could still undergo changes.

A controversial transfer criticized by the opposition, a “nonsense”, a “scandal” and a vacation in Ibiza

Nacho Cano obtained the cession of the land for four years by the Madrid City Council to mount a show of “very high quality” on Machupichu avenue in the Hortaleza district, where he would be the producer and director, confirmed the delegate of Finance and Personnel, Engracia Hidalgo, last August. “It is a site that has been empty for thirty years, which has been previously accessed to do different performances and this is a temporary assignment for four years where it is intended to mount a show of the highest quality.”

The plot has 19,000 square meters and has been temporarily transferred for a maximum period of four years during which the artist will pay 450,000 euros per year.

The procedure and the project have aroused the outrage of the opposition. It is “nonsense from the beginning,” said the socialist spokesperson in the City Council, Mar Espinar. It represents the nonsense of a way of understanding politics based on servility and the cacicada. “For Rita Maestre, from Más Madrid, it is a way of doing” typical of the governments of the PP in Madrid. “He describes what happened as “scandal. There is no contest, there is a finger award in favor of a businessman who has very close ties with the Popular Party “

The regional president and the composer of Mecano, in fact, spent a vacation together in Ibiza this summer and he raved about her when he awarded her the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dos de Mayo. Upon receiving the award, Cano bowed to the president and presented her with the decoration, he said, “for being a brave and good president.” The friendship between them, assures the opposition, has been key for the cession of the land to the musician instead of obeying the procedures established by law for the management of public property and land.

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