Bus tour from Villena to Xàbia
8,30: Bus leaves Xabia bus station (Avd. Palmela)
10,30: Bus arrives at Villena, time for coffee
11,00: Visits to the castle and museum (treasure)
14,15: Restaurant meal and return
Price: 35 euros / 40 euros for non members, all inclusive
Please book before 7 May at the museum or online at e-mail to email@example.com and paying by bank on account number ES11 2100 2735 1501 0033 8307 (La Caixa).
Please add your name and member number and “VILLENA”.
The registration will be valid only after reception of the payment
*Be aware that you take part in AMUX activities at your own risk.
The Treasure of Villena
Hike on the Montgó (Penya de l'Àguila). Visit to a miltary camp from the era of the Roman Sertorian wars. Meeting point: Parking avenida Palmela (bus station) 09:10, car sharing to ensure as few cars as possible.
We will meet again on Carretera de Jesús Pobre, at 09.30, entrance to the Parc del Montgó, marked P in the sketch. This is a mountain route, so you will need to wear suitable footwear, and a walking stick would be useful. You will need to bring water and a snack. The total duration will be about four hours. Participation in the route is voluntary. Everyone participates at their own risk.
Wednesday 7 March, at 19.30 pm
Talk by Joaquim Bolufer, Director of the Xabia Museum
Excavation of the archaeological site of La Rana / Les Puntes
Between February 12 and 23, the first excavation campaign was carried out at the Rana / les Puntes archaeological site within the municipality of Gata. The intervention, promoted by the University Institute of Research in Archeology and Historical Heritage of the University of Alicante and the Museum of Xàbia, has been supported by the Town Hall of Gata and has been carried out with the participation of students of the university
The Rana site, known since the 90s, is a pottery from Roman times that produced various types of amphorae - especially flat base, type Galoise IV - as well as other common ceramics (dishes, jugs, jars, basins, etc ...) and construction materials.
Today, we will present some of the data obtained in this first campaign, which is still in the phase of inventory, classification and study.
Wednesday 21 February, at 19.30 pm, at Museum
Talk by Josep Sapena, secretary of the Pilota Xàbia Club
The Valencian version of "pelota" or handball is unique to the Valencian Community. Two players or teams compete face to face following predetermined rules by throwing a ball (or pelota) by hand. The game, of ancient but uncertain origin, is mentioned in documents dating from the 14th century on. By the 16th century 13 trinquetes or pitches existed
However, football and other mass sports (supported by the communication media) put Valencian pelota out of fashion, with it only being played in the villages. Nowadays, the construction of new trinquetes and the efforts of clubs and individuals has brought about a revival of this unusual sport.
Josep Sapena, secretary of the Pilota Xàbia Club, will explain the characteristics of the game and its relevance to Xàbia
AMUX invites you to a guided tour of the exhibition
"From ancient measurements to the metre"
"De les mesures antigues al metre"
at Fundación Cirne, avenida de Alicante, 18.
On 29 January 2018
The tour in English will take place at 18.00 and in Castellano at 19.00
The exhibition is jointly organised by the Fundación Cirne and the Association Meridia Zero, which is an association formed to encourage interest in science.
There are exhibits from the private collection of Antoni Espinós and two from the Soler Blasco Museum.
Please let AMUX know if you wish to attend this tour
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF AMUX
Wednesday 17 January 2018, 19:30 h.
The Annual General Meeting of the association Friends of the Museum of Xàbia will take place on Wednesday 17 January, in the Museum, at 19,00 h. in first call and 19.30 h. in second call.
AMUX - Christmas meeting - 13th December
We showed a Powerpoint about the raisins of the Marina Alta and what they were used for for Christmas in England (Christmas cakes, mince pies and pudding!)
Nina y Ximo pulled a un "Christmas Cracker"
We saw the short film: "The Snowman" https://youtu.be/5A3THighARU
Then we sang carols in different languages with Alf at the piano and finally enjoyed Christmas cakes and pies and mulled wine.
On Sunday, November 5, a group of AMUX members enjoyed a visit to Alicante to MARQ to see the exhibition "Mayas, the enigma of lost cities". Rounding out the day with a walk through Santa Bárbara Castle.
Wednesday 18 October, at 19.30 pm
Talk and slide show by Joaquim Bolufer, Director of the Xabia Museum
The Xabia Museum and AMUX have recently collaborated with Editorial Tivoli to publish 'Xabia in Black and White'. This is a very special 182 page book presenting 190 photographs of Xabia dating from the late XIX century up to the 1960' s. This unique collection of photographs offers us the opportunity to visualize and reflect upon the enormous and often perhaps regrettable changes to the local landscape and character of our town.