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Day Trip to Novelda

On Thursday 27th March 2014, the group went on an excellent
day trip to visit a number of interesting attractions in Novelda.

Our guide showed us around:

The Santa Maria Magdalena sanctuary, designed by a disciple of Antoni Gaudi.
Next to it is the moorish castle of Mola, with its unique triangular tower.

The magnificently decorated old Casino de Novelda, now a social centre.

The San Pedro Church and El Rosario Chapel, 16th century with a number of important reformations.

The Casa Museo Modernista, a beautiful art nouveau house built around 1900/1903.

We then went to Restaurante La Herradura, an old traditional
farmhouse, in a beautiful setting, for an excellent lunch.

Photographs by Tom Miller, with a few from Clive White.

Click the first thumbnail to see the slideshow.

Novelda-Mar-2014
001 Triangular Tower of the Mola moorish castle
001 Triangular Tower of the Mola moorish castle
002 Santa Maria Magdalena
002 Santa Maria Magdalena
003 Rear of Sanctuary
003 Rear of Sanctuary
004 Front of Santa Maria Magdalena
004 Front of Santa Maria Magdalena
005
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006 Entrance
006 Entrance
007 Tiled Painting above doors
007 Tiled Painting above doors
008 Inside Santa Maria Magdalena
008 Inside Santa Maria Magdalena
009 The Altar
009 The Altar
010 Paintings
010 Paintings
011 Stone Organ unfinished
011 Stone Organ unfinished
012 Top of Stone Organ unfinished
012 Top of Stone Organ unfinished
013 Model of Finished Organ
013 Model of Finished Organ
014 Our guide Maria
014 Our guide Maria
015 Flowers near the Altar
015 Flowers near the Altar
016 Stained Glass Windows
016 Stained Glass Windows
017 East side
017 East side
018 Memorial on west side
018 Memorial on west side
019 On west side going to Mola castle
019 On west side going to Mola castle
020 Top of Molas Triangular tower
020 Top of Molas Triangular tower
021 Jean at the top of the triangular tower
021 Jean at the top of the triangular tower
022 Tom and Jean
022 Tom and Jean
023 Rear of Sanctuary
023 Rear of Sanctuary
024 View from the top
024 View from the top
025 Rear of The Casino Novelda
025 Rear of The Casino Novelda
026 Gardens
026 Gardens
027 The Bandstand
027 The Bandstand
028 Novelda group minus Tom
028 Novelda group minus Tom
029 Novelda group including Tom
029 Novelda group including Tom
030 Inside the Casino
030 Inside the Casino
031 Jools and Don on their anniversary
031 Jools and Don on their anniversary
032 Front and side of Casino
032 Front and side of Casino
033 Ayuntamiento
033 Ayuntamiento
034 Whats the hold up
034 Whats the hold up
035 San Pedro Church and El Rosario Chapel
035 San Pedro Church and El Rosario Chapel
036 San Pedro Church and El Rosario Chapel
036 San Pedro Church and El Rosario Chapel
037 The Formal Entrance
037 The Formal Entrance
038 Inside San Pedro Church
038 Inside San Pedro Church
039 The Altar
039 The Altar
040 The Alter
040 The Alter
040
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043 Decorative Ceiling
043 Decorative Ceiling
044
044
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046
047 Jools and Don still enjoying their anniversary
047 Jools and Don still enjoying their anniversary
048 Plaza Espana
048 Plaza Espana
049 Outside entrance to Ayuntamiento
049 Outside entrance to Ayuntamiento
050
050
051 Local trades, cutting marble
051 Local trades, cutting marble
052 Local trades, working leather
052 Local trades, working leather
053 Local Trades, growing grapes
053 Local Trades, growing grapes
054 Casa Museo Modernista
054 Casa Museo Modernista
055 Maria shows us a picture of the original owners
055 Maria shows us a picture of the original owners
056 Courtyard
056 Courtyard
057 Stairway art
057 Stairway art
058 Stairway to
058 Stairway to
059 Spiralling up
059 Spiralling up
060
060
061 Jean
061 Jean
062 Decorative Ceiling
062 Decorative Ceiling
063
063
064 Things are looking up
064 Things are looking up
065
065
066 Looking back down
066 Looking back down
067 Jean
067 Jean
068 Tom looking for a photo op
068 Tom looking for a photo op
069 Another courtyard
069 Another courtyard
070
070
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071
072 Decoration around courtyard
072 Decoration around courtyard
073
073
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075
075
076 Jean with Caryl and Leigh
076 Jean with Caryl and Leigh
077 Going down
077 Going down
078 Peter and Pauline
078 Peter and Pauline
079
079
080 A Bedroom
080 A Bedroom
081 Another Bedroom
081 Another Bedroom
082 C-3PO and R2-D2
082 C-3PO and R2-D2
083 Dining Room
083 Dining Room
084 Swallows
084 Swallows
085 Art Nouveau light switch
085 Art Nouveau light switch
086 Art Nouveau light switch
086 Art Nouveau light switch
087 Art Nouveau plug socket
087 Art Nouveau plug socket
088 Art Nouveau lamp
088 Art Nouveau lamp
089 Art Nouveau lamp
089 Art Nouveau lamp
090 Jean
090 Jean
091 Jean clock watching
091 Jean clock watching
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093
094 Model of the Santa Maria Magdalana
094 Model of the Santa Maria Magdalana
095The exit doors are locked
095The exit doors are locked
096 Brian, Margaret and Barbara at the locked doors
096 Brian, Margaret and Barbara at the locked doors
097 Waiting for someone to let us out
097 Waiting for someone to let us out
098 Lunch at the Restaurant La herradurahas, Los Montesinos
098 Lunch at the Restaurant La herradurahas, Los Montesinos
099 Lunch at the Restaurant La herradurahas, Los Montesinos
099 Lunch at the Restaurant La herradurahas, Los Montesinos
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103 Tom on the job
103 Tom on the job
104 Jean with Caryl
104 Jean with Caryl
105 Margaret and Barry with Pauline
105 Margaret and Barry with Pauline
106 Table near the speaker
106 Table near the speaker
107
107
108 John and Delia
108 John and Delia
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111 Angela and Brenda
111 Angela and Brenda
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112
113 Tom haggles over the bill
113 Tom haggles over the bill
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