GUADALEST DAY TRIP
Visit to the Motor Museum
Sightseeing and Shopping in Guadalest
Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Leader: Sue Popkin & Carol Mantle
Enjoy a day with a difference. Our first stop will be visiting the Motor Museum where after more than 25 years of work, recovering and restoring motorcycles and microcars, Don Ricardo Fracés Seguí opened the doors of the Museum of Historical Vehicles “Valle de Guadalest” in 2003.
The collection consists of about 140 motorcycles and several microcars, in perfect condition and totally original, from the 20’s to the 70’s. Apart from motorcycles and cars, the museum is decorated with a series of old objects such as sewing machines, typewriters, coffee makers,
telephones,radios, which makes it a set of pieces of great admiration.
After we have visited the museum and had coffee, we will then take the coach up to Guadalest. The village appears perched on a tiny pinnacle rising into the sky which makes it look absolutely amazing. This gives beautiful views of the green valley with many other mountains in the background.
You will find many shops selling souvenirs, crafts and local produce such as honey, wine, handbags etc.
Guadalest is famous for two buildings, the first is Guadalest castle (Castell de Guadalest) which can only be accessed by walking through a 15 foot long tunnel carved out of the rock. This is known as the Portal de San Jose. The castle was built by the Moors over 1,300 years ago. In 1609 King Felipe the third ordered all the Moors to be expelled leading to an uprising after which the Moors were defeated and left
The other famous building that you will often see photographed or on postcards is the white bell tower of Penon de la Alcala which rises up seemingly precariously perched on the mountainside.
Cost €15 per person
including entrance to the Motor Museum