AMUX invite you to join them:
POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 21st APRIL at 5.15 PM
Wednesday 20th April at 17:00
(unless there is a religious service)
To visit the church of San Bartolome (XIV century) in Jávea town
Tour of the Bell Tower*
The most outstanding building of the historical city centre of Jávea is undoubtedly the Iglesia-Fortaleza de San Bartolomé (St. Bartholomew Church-Fortress) dating from the 14th to the 16th Centuries, with expansions in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The main work is framed within the Isabelline Gothic style. Its importance and history motivated its declaration as a National Artistic Monument in 1931.
Visit led by Joaquim Bolufer, Xàbia’s Muncipal Archaeologist, Director of the Museum of Xàbia and President of the Amics del Museu de Xàbia.
A resume in English will be available and translation by a member of AMUX.
Meeting Point: the Museum main entrance at 16.50. Visit will last approximately 1.5 hours
Places will be limited.
Register now at the Museum or email email@example.com
*Be aware that you take part in AMUX activities at your own risk.
Saturday 4 October:
"The eclectic and modernist architecture of Pedreguer”
A walking tour through the town centre of Pedreguer where important of eclectic, modernist, historical and art deco of the area examples can be discovered. Among the buildings we will see are Els Pòrxens, El Repés, the town hall and numerous private houses belonging to the local bourgoursie. We will also visit the centre established by the moriscos and historical aspects of the town will be explained.
The visit will be guided by the historian Pascual Cholbi. The commentary will be in castellano with translation into English by Josep Castelló.
The visit will take about 2 hours and be followed by supper in a restaurant in Pedreguer. A selection of local picadetes will be served, including drinks and café.
The walk starts at 18.00 at the Els Porxens building, which is on the Plaza Mayor.
Meet either in the
Plaza Major in Pedreguer at 18.00
at in the Parking Avenida Palmela, Xàbia at 17.15.
Please indicate preference when making a reservation.
If you need transport, let us know.
Total cost, including restaurant and guide is 18 euros for members and 20 euros for non-members.
Reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org
OR in the museum
Pay on the day.
* Be aware that you take part in AMUX activities at your own risk.
THE AMICS DEL MUSEU DE XÀBIA VISIT 'DOMUS LAMBERT'
Saturday 13 September.
A visit to the Portixol garden of the Lamberts, the family of artists and architects whose
work is currently on exhibition in Xábia, was the first event in the autumn programme of
the Amics del Museu de Xábia (AMUX) . They were welcomed and guided by Milagros
Lambert, herself an artist and the daughter of Andrés Lambert Jordan who first discovered
Xábia and bought the land and built the Lambert house in 1920.
The AMUX members viewed the garden that was created, little by little, by adapting the
stony ground to the topography in a sensitive way. It includes an esplanade at the rear
of the house, an area for growing crops, a palm forest, citrus garden and lime kiln plus
access to a coastal creek, in which AMUX members cooled off with a swim and picnic
after the tour of the garden. Today the estate is an excellent example of sustainable
The four exhibitions forming 'Xábia and the Lamberts' are on show until 21 September in
Ca' Lambert, the Museum, the Cirne Foundation and the Casa de Cable.
View slideshow of pictures HERE
Wednesday 26th March : The view from the top of the church tower was the highlight for many AMUX members on a guided visit to the Church of St. Bartholomé, the most important building in the historical town centre of Jávea which was declared a National Artistic Monument in 1931.
First, Xàbia’s Municipal Archaeologist Ximo Bolufer explained the history and evolution of the church, from its initial construction in the 14th to the 16th centuries to the expansions in the 18th and 19th centuries. Josep Castelló, local archaeologist and treasurer of AMUX, provided an explanation in English.
Then, with special permission, many of the 50 people in attendance climbed to the roof of the church – and some brave souls to the top of the tower – from where they could appreciate its function as a fortress in times of pirate attack.
Saturday 22 February
The Price for members of AMUX: 30 Euros and for non-members: 35 Euros.
The Friends of Guardamar have generously waived charges for the tour and admissions.
-Circuit in the 'Trenet' to all the places of major interest (about three hours) including:
-Archaeological Museum of Guardamar
-The Castle : remains of the medieval city, wall and Bastion de la Pólvora
-The 'Vivers' : 'tree nursery' and forest headquarters.
-Process of reclaiming the Dunas of Guardamar
-'Rábita Califal' (Islamic School) and the Fonteta (site of the Phoenician city port).
-Lunch in a nearby restaurant
-Transport by coach to and from Xàbia.(Parking Avenida Palmela – New Bus Station)
Coach leaves Xàbia at 08.00
Return approximately 18:00
AMUX members have preferential booking, but must book and pay before Wednesday 12 February.
Reservations and payment:
At the Museum reception, (Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00 and 17:00 to 20.00).
Or into the AMUX bank account in La Caixa: 2100-2735-15-0100338307, indicating 'Excursion to Guardamar? and the name of the member.
All reservations must be paid for by Tuesday 18 February
For more information on Guardamar del Segura, click here: http://www.venaguardamar.com/InformacionTuristica/paravisitar/monumentos.asp
Walk to the Ermita of sant Antoni, Cap sant Antoni, Xàbia
Sunday 26 January
A 3 km walk on the flat and then a talk about the ruins of the Ermita which gave its name to Cap sant Antoni. The church was built in the middle of fourteenth century by Caterina Bas and was in use until the beginning of the twentieth century, when it was demolished. Some original floor tiles are still visible.
10.15: Meet at the Monastery of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, on La Plana, on the road to the cap sant Antoni.
10.30: 3 km walk on the flat to the lighthouse at Cap de Sant Antoni.
11.30: Arrive and short talk at the ruined Ermita, near the lighthouse, then walk back to the Monastery.
13.30: Lunch at the Restaurant “Amanecer”. The Menu costs 16 euros and includes tip and Salad, Paella, Desert or Coffee, a drink and bread.
If you wish to join the lunch you need to confirm by email before 23 January. For those who do not wish to walk, you can join the talk at the lighthouse at 11.30.
To celebrate the day of Santa Lucía,
AMUX has planned two activities:
Thursday 12 December
Museum : 18:00 “Santa Lucía, archaeology and tradition”
Talk by Ximo Bolufer, muncipal archaeologist, with an introduction to the festival by Nina Davies. Power Point presentation with translation into English.
The objective is to impart the history of this chapel and the particular characteristics of its site. It is hoped that foreign members in the audience who celebrate the fiesta in their countries will tell us about their festivities.
And at the end, mulled wine with Christmas sweetmeats.
Friday, 13 December
Romeria (pilgrimage) to Santa Lucía - Start of the climb to the Chapel at 10.30am
Empar Bolufer, councillor for culture, will guide us up to the chapel.
At the chapel, the Brotherhood of Santa Lucía will offer hot chocolate, “bambes” and mistela.
The path is rough and quite steep in places. Walking shoes or trainers recommended.
Meet at the tosca cross opposite the Instituto Antoní Llidó (Avda Angel Domenènech)
View Echoes of past ages / ecos de épocas pasadas in a larger map
Excursion to MARQ – the Archaeological Museum of Alicante to visit "Art and Death on the Montgó" Exhibition
Saturday 20 April 2013
“Art & Death on the Montgó”, an exhibition of the important archaeological discoveries from the Cova del Barranc del Migdia – the cave high on the slopes of the Montgó above Xàbia - is on display in MARQ (the Archaeological Museum of Alicante) until the end of April.
To enable members to learn about what is a very tangible part of Xàbia’s history, the AMUX has arranged a special guided tour by Jorge Soler, the Conservador of Pre-History at MARQ. The excursion is on Saturday 20 April. It includes transport from Jávea and specially priced entrance tickets.
The Cova del Barranc del Migdia holds evidence of some 5,000 years of human history, including funerary ceremonies dating back to the third millennium BC and some of the finest rock paintings to be found in the area.
This prestigious exhibition explains the features of the Cova, the remains that have been found including pieces not shown before, as well as the whole process of excavation and subsequent cataloguing and analysis of the discoveries. A virtual reality simulation allows visitors to experience the interior of the cave, which is almost impossible to visit due to its difficult position high up in the steep cliffs. Much of the information is translated into English.
There will be time for people to visit the rest of the museum, or nearby sites such as the Castle of Santa Barbara, if they wish. Or even go shopping!
The cost of the excursion will depend on the number of people wishing to go, but should about 15 euros each for non-members or 10.00 euros for AMUX members..
To reserve a place, send an email to email@example.com.
Please put MARQ and your surname in the ‘Subject’ line and indicate how many places you would like.to reserve. You can also leave your name and contact details at the Museum..
Note: AMUX members will have priority if the excursion proves too popular!
We will advise you about 10 days before of the exact cost, itinerary and how to pay.
Click below to access the MARQ website for more information on the exhibition,
AMUX OFFERS A GUIDED TOUR TO THE
REAL MONASTERY DE ST. JEROME DE COTALBA (Alfauir)
Lunch at the restaurant "L'Almàssera" (Castellonet)
in an old oil mill dating from the early eighteenth century
Saturday 2 March 2013
Entrance to the Monastery
Guided tour of 1.30 hours in Castilian with English notes
and video in Castilian and English.
Round trip transportation
Departure from Xàbia 09:30. From parking in the Avenida de Palmela
Return: 18:00 approximately.
All inclusive: 25 euro members AMUX
30 euros non-members
Reservations and payment for the visit should be made in the Museum
(between 10.30 a 12.30 h Tuesday to Sunday) before 21 February
Select your choice of menu on reservation. See Restaurant information below.
AMUX members have priority but must reserve and pay by Friday February 10