DAY TRIP 

Ducal Palace Gandia & Xativa Castle

Wedesday 30th September 2015

Leader Pamela Powell

The cost the trip is 40 per person to include the cost of the coach, guided tour and entrance to the Ducal Palace and Lunch at Viva Espana.  Also included in the cost is the Tourist Train to Xativa Castle and the entrance cost.

 

Ducal Palace

 

 

We take a guided tour of this newly restored palace, which was the Palace of the Borgia Family.  It dates back to the beginning of the 15th Century and has been beautifully restored.

 

 

 

Neo-gothic chapel

Neo-gothic Chapel

 

 

Gandia (1)

 

Afterwards, there will be some leisure time in Gandia with its designer shops and interesting buildings.

 

 

Next, we have lunch at “Viva Espana” near Oliva, including half a bottle of wine per person. On a fine day we will then visit Xativa.

 

XativaXativa Castle with its thirty towers and four fortified gateways, is rated as one of the loveliest in the Valencian Community.

The town below the glowering castle walls is equally steeped in history. It was the birth place of two Popes of the Borgia clan.

The streets themselves are like a splendid public gallery requiring no entrance fee. Mounted high on almost every wall of the old town, family names linger on in tiled plaques celebrating the lives of the saints.

 

For a place on this Trip please come to the Travel Desk or email Pamela at pamikepowell@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

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