In 2004, this museum was awarded the best museum in Europe. It has excellent installations and permanent exhibits that are really worth seeing. They also organize high-quality temporary exhibits.
It was a very gratifying visit!
Miguel Hernández is not only a great poet, but also the city’s greatest cultural reference. But, you can’t know about his poet without knowing his tragic history during the Spanish Civil War (a tragedy which took the lives of many other great and unknown men).
He arrived at this house with his parents and siblings when he was just 4 years old. He spent only a decade in this house, but it was perhaps the most important decade of his life, filling him with rich experiences which would be the source of his poetry later on. The house is well-preserved and has many original elements that were typical of Spanish homes at the beginning of the 20th century. The rooms are decorated with photos of the poet and his family. It a must; in fact, when people find out that you’re a visitor, they’ll ask “have you been to Miguel Hernandez’s house yet?”
The courtyards of the house-museum are basically in their original state, thanks to the hard work of the city hall. It’s only missing pets and livestock, specifically goats. Even the small exterior gardens are maintained, with the original vines to which he dedicated several poems, a fountain, and the jasmine plants so common in homes in Alicante. Throughout the courtyards and exterior gardens, you’ll find cactus, acacias, taros, and vines for shade.
This is a submarine that you can visit and I did so on two or three separate occasions with different people, I really loved the experience. I really enjoyed going through that mouth you have to go down to get to the inside of this submarine. It is tight, but people told us that despite the difficulties and hardships, they had a good rapport between them. The water which they use to wash with in the shower is salt water which comes directly from the sea ... do not use fresh water ... there is no such possibility. It was an incredible experience.
Jijona is located at 453 meters above sea level between Alicante and Alcoy on the N-340. The Turrón Museum is broken down into three floors: ingredients, elaboration, and branding. The visit to the factory is done through a walkway with video projections. At the end, there is a small store selling turrón and other sweets.
The Iberos called Jijona “Uxonig” which means “Valley of Steel.” It’s said that the Almohads cultivated honey there in the 12th century, and that’s how turrón came to be invented.
Small but excellent museum in the town hall, a municipal palace that now serves as City Hall. This archaeological exhibit illustrates the history of about 50,000 years ago. This great collection is overshadowed by the discovery of the real reason for the museum's opening - 60 pieces of gold, weighing 10kg, three bottles of silver and other less important items. This treasure has been dated to 1000 BC and was found in the last century, December 1, 1963 to be exact. It is recognized worldwide as one of the most important archaeological finds of the last century.
Opened in 1957, the Municipal Archaeological Museum Villena (Alicante, Spain) is also known as the José María Soler Archaeological Museum and is on the ground floor of the Town Hall (a Renaissance early sixteenth century building). It was built to house the archaeological findings gathered by José María Soler Garcia in his 40+ years of work in Villena and its environment.
The Modernist House Museum is located in Alicante. The museum is dedicated to an architectural gem, a magnificent mansion. The mansion's construction was commissioned by Antonia Navarro in the early twentieth century. The land on which it sits was purchased by her father, Luis Navarro and was later inherited by his only child, Antonia.
One is the sections of this museum is dedicated to the historical production of raisins. It shows, step by step, how raisins are produced, from the grape harvest to packing and shipping to different sales markets.
The Palmeral Museum teaches the origins, history, development and culture behind the palm tree, as well as all of its uses. It is located in the city center and is quite easy to reach.
Of all the museums in Elche, this is the largest. The house at the entrance belongs to the Huerto de San Placido and is a very well-maintained example of the homes of the Elche during the early 20th century.
The exhibition halls are all rather small. However, the outdoor patio is beautiful and in great shape.
The view from this house-museum is an experience that will surprise you because it's been restored and is owned by the community. The neighbors bought the house from the owners, the Orduna family. The dependencies of the house correspond to the moment of maximum splendor and the influence of the Orduna family, and Joaquín María de Orduna. The decor meets the aesthetic tastes of the bourgeoisie in the second half of the 19th century. They were building a large house in a small town in a rural setting, and it's far removed from the city's geographical middle. You can admire the 19th century furniture and decor, as well as some paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. There's also an interesting collection of ceramics, an Ecce Homo by an unknown author, which represents a double figure of Christ reposed, or the processional image depicting Our Lady the Virgin of the Assumption.