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On your doorstep: a day of culture & cuisine in Cullera

4th October 2016

The trip began with a visit to Cullera Castle and the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Castle,
with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. A short journey to
El Jardín Botánico de Cullera
to enjoy more than 2,500 plant species, a lovely lake,
and visit the Ethnological Museum which is located in a 19th century farmhouse.

Another short journey to the nearby Cave of the Dragut where, after a drink, a have a guided tour
relived the attack on Cullera by the Turkish pirate Dragut, the right hand man of Barbarossa.

And finally, some traditional Valencian cuisine at the Restaurante Casa Picanterra, which is in a
beautiful setting overlooking a lagoon. El Estany is a transition lagoon between the marsh and
the coastline – ducks, swans and all kinds of birds enjoy this beautiful place

Photographs by Angela Chantry, Tom Miller, Clive White and the Rogersons.

Click the first thumbnail to see the slideshow.

Cullera-Oct-2016
A01 Cullera Castle
A01 Cullera Castle
A02
A02
A03
A03
A04
A04
A06 How to avoid the 95 steps
A06 How to avoid the 95 steps
A07 Still going up
A07 Still going up
A08 Some of those steps
A08 Some of those steps
A10 Courtyard outside the Castle entrance
A10 Courtyard outside the Castle entrance
A11
A11
A12 View along the coastline
A12 View along the coastline
A13 History of the Castle
A13 History of the Castle
A14 Ian and Julie
A14 Ian and Julie
A20 Its time to breach the Castle
A20 Its time to breach the Castle
A21 Video Show - Lucky few got a seat
A21 Video Show - Lucky few got a seat
A30 Main Castle square
A30 Main Castle square
A31 Main Castle square
A31 Main Castle square
A32 Jools and Don at the top of the tower
A32 Jools and Don at the top of the tower
A33 Tricia and Jacqui
A33 Tricia and Jacqui
A34 Water Cistern
A34 Water Cistern
A35 Bell tower of the Sanctuary
A35 Bell tower of the Sanctuary
A36 Main square, bell tower and view
A36 Main square, bell tower and view
A37 Terry
A37 Terry
A38 Next venue for Dining Out
A38 Next venue for Dining Out
A40 Shirley, Jackie and Brenda
A40 Shirley, Jackie and Brenda
A41 Linda looking lost
A41 Linda looking lost
A42 Restoration works
A42 Restoration works
A43 Christine loitering
A43 Christine loitering
A50 View over the old town to the mountains
A50 View over the old town to the mountains
A51 View to the new town and resort
A51 View to the new town and resort
A90 Close the door on the way out
A90 Close the door on the way out
A91 John and Mike leaving the Castle
A91 John and Mike leaving the Castle
B01 Entrance to the Sanctuary
B01 Entrance to the Sanctuary
B01 Into the Sanctuary
B01 Into the Sanctuary
B05 Inside the Sanctuary
B05 Inside the Sanctuary
B06 The Altar
B06 The Altar
B08 Dome
B08 Dome
B10 Last look at the Castle as we depart
B10 Last look at the Castle as we depart
C01 Botanical Gardens
C01 Botanical Gardens
C02 A tight fit for the coach
C02 A tight fit for the coach
C03
C03
C05 Tour starts in the Main Greenhouse
C05 Tour starts in the Main Greenhouse
C06 Pleasant walk around the gardens
C06 Pleasant walk around the gardens
C06a Mai and Karen
C06a Mai and Karen
C07 Mai and Roy find a suspicious man lurking about
C07 Mai and Roy find a suspicious man lurking about
C09 Gerald, Mick and Val find him as well
C09 Gerald, Mick and Val find him as well
C10 Linda and a hairy tree
C10 Linda and a hairy tree
C11 Canal bordering the Gardens
C11 Canal bordering the Gardens
C12
C12
C14 Valerie and Michael
C14 Valerie and Michael
C15
C15
C16 Angela and Tony, or is it that man again
C16 Angela and Tony, or is it that man again
C17 Dont try climbing this
C17 Dont try climbing this
C18 Jean hiding, maybe
C18 Jean hiding, maybe
C19
C19
C20
C20
C21 Karen playing bridge
C21 Karen playing bridge
C22
C22
C23
C23
C24 Linda and Alan
C24 Linda and Alan
C25
C25
C29 Valerie and Michael
C29 Valerie and Michael
C30 Brenda in the berries
C30 Brenda in the berries
D01 The Museum
D01 The Museum
D02 In the Museum
D02 In the Museum
D03 A blast from the past
D03 A blast from the past
D04
D04
D05
D05
D06 Masks or leaves or what
D06 Masks or leaves or what
E01 Quiet relaxation waiting for the bar to open
E01 Quiet relaxation waiting for the bar to open
E02 Strange hanging flower
E02 Strange hanging flower
E03
E03
E06 A lovely bunch
E06 A lovely bunch
E07 Round things
E07 Round things
E10 Date palms
E10 Date palms
F01 Geoff, Jacqui and Frank at Cova del Dragut
F01 Geoff, Jacqui and Frank at Cova del Dragut
F02 Peek a boo Pete
F02 Peek a boo Pete
F04 A drink whilst we wait for the guide
F04 A drink whilst we wait for the guide
F05 More drink
F05 More drink
F06 And more drink
F06 And more drink
F07 And them
F07 And them
F08 No sign of the guide yet
F08 No sign of the guide yet
F09
F09
F10 All the alcohol has gone
F10 All the alcohol has gone
F11
F11
G01 Angela and Tony at the Picanterra Restaurant
G01 Angela and Tony at the Picanterra Restaurant
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G05
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G06
G06
G07 Tom and Jean
G07 Tom and Jean
G08
G08
G09 Nigel spots something with wings
G09 Nigel spots something with wings
G10
G10
H01 El Estany lagoon alongside the Restaurant
H01 El Estany lagoon alongside the Restaurant
H02 Jean
H02 Jean
H03
H03
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