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
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
The Royal Monastery of San Jeronimo de Cotalba is located in the municipality of Alfauir (Valencia), about 8 kilometers from Gandia.
It is one of the most remarkable and best preserved monastic buildings in the Valencian Community, with a diversity of styles dating mainly from the 16th to 18th centuries but based on a primitive medieval gothic structure from the 14th century,. This beautiful monument was declared of Cultural Interest (BIC) in 1994.
Visitors can admire the courtyard entrance, with its gothic tower, Patio de los Naranjos, mudejar cloister, old church with baroque chapel, old chapter with the image of the Virgen de la Salud, olive press with fresco by father Borrás (Last Supper from the school of Juan de Juanes), silo, winery, stables, old kitchen of the monks, in addition to the stunning and romantic gardens and gothic aqueduct which surrounds it.
More information on www.cotalba.es
and The "Real Monasterio de San Jerónimo de Cotalba" - a slice of history with its origins in Xàbia
The restaurant L'Almássera is in an fully restored old olive oil mill dating from the early 18th century. It offers a menu based on traditional and artisanal products from the locality.
Menu for AMUX visit
Choice of starter and second course
to be chosen on reservation
Vegetable cream soup
Blat picat (wheat based ‘paella’)
Chicken salad, bacon, walnuts, raisins and
sweet mustard sauce
Iberian solomilllo with cheese sauce and pasta
Roast chicken drumsticks
Fried mixed fish
Drink, homemade dessert and coffee