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Culture & Cuisine

Thursday 24th May 2018

Tigernuts and Horchata Tour

The group first visited El Museu d'Història de València which is located in the old water station
that used to supply the city, built in 1850.  Made entirely from brick, it represents one of the most
attractive examples of 19th-century industrial architecture, with a total of 250 columns.

They then continue to La Huerta de València where one of the local market gardens - Horta Viva –
gave a Tigernuts and Horchata Tour.  The history of the tiger nut goes back about 4,000 years
to Ancient Egypt. The Arabs brought it to Spain in the 8th century, considering it to have a
delicate flavour serving to make a drink they called chufa milk which was the base for today's
horchata de chufas. It was in the 13th century that the crop spread to the Mediterranean area within today's Valencian Community and had become a favoured drink for its refreshing and nutritious properties.

Following the tour, the group made their way to Port Saplaya, nick-named “Little Venice”,
where they had lunch at a local restaurant.

 

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Tigernuts-May-2018
Cynthia photo 1
Cynthia photo 1
History Museum 1
History Museum 1
History Museum 2
History Museum 2
History Museum 3
History Museum 3
History Museum 4
History Museum 4
History Museum 5
History Museum 5
History Museum 6
History Museum 6
History Museum 7
History Museum 7
History Museum 8
History Museum 8
History Museum 9
History Museum 9
Horchata 00
Horchata 00
Horchata 01
Horchata 01
Horchata 01a
Horchata 01a
Horchata 01b
Horchata 01b
Horchata 01c
Horchata 01c
Horchata 02
Horchata 02
Horchata 02a
Horchata 02a
Horchata 02b
Horchata 02b
Horchata 02c
Horchata 02c
Horchata 03
Horchata 03
Horchata 03a
Horchata 03a
Horchata 03b
Horchata 03b
Horchata 03c
Horchata 03c
Horchata 04
Horchata 04
Horchata 04a
Horchata 04a
Horchata 05
Horchata 05
Horchata 05a
Horchata 05a
Horchata 09
Horchata 09
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Horchata 10
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Horchata 11
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Horchata 12
Horchata 13
Horchata 13
Horchata 14
Horchata 14
Horchata 15
Horchata 15
Horchata, Tom
Horchata, Tom
Mauricios Beach 1
Mauricios Beach 1
Mauricios Beach 1a
Mauricios Beach 1a
Mauricios Beach 2
Mauricios Beach 2
Mauricios Beach 3
Mauricios Beach 3
Mauricios Beach 4
Mauricios Beach 4
Mauricios Beach 5
Mauricios Beach 5
Mauricios Beach 6
Mauricios Beach 6
Peter Sainsbury with his birthday cake
Peter Sainsbury with his birthday cake
Port Saplaya 1
Port Saplaya 1
Port Saplaya 2
Port Saplaya 2
Port Saplaya 3
Port Saplaya 3
Port Saplaya 4
Port Saplaya 4
Port Saplaya 5
Port Saplaya 5
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