Excursion

Art Nouveau Novelda & Wine Tasting

Here is your chance to visit the town of Novelda, known for its splendid buildings resembling and inspired by the Art Nouveau masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi. Inspired by Spain’s famous wines, your outing also features a stop at a bodega for a taste of local vintages.

  • Code
    ALC-C
  • Level
    Moderate

Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.

Discover Novelda’s architectural gems is Mariá Magdalena Sanctuary, designed by local engineer José Sala on his return from Barcelona. Clearly, Sala was inspired by the work of Antoni Gaudi, as the sanctuary, dedicated to the patroness of the Novelda, incorporates the fluid and curved elements of Gaudi’s famed Sagrada Familia.

Following your encounter with Novelda’s Art Nouveau masterpieces, travel to appreciate the work of local winemakers as you visit Bodega Heretat de Cesilia. A guided exploration illuminates the wine-making process and the history of the wine cellar, and also shows you old machinery and its evolution up to the present day. At the conclusion of your tour, you will taste a selection of two different of wines.

Raise your glass to a fine outing before returning to the pier, enjoying a short panoramic drive through Alicante along the way.

Important Notes:
Guests must be a minimum of 18 years old in order to participate. As this excursion involves approximately two hours of walking over sometimes uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. Flash photography is not permitted inside Mariá Magdalena Sanctuary. Some crowding may be expected at sights visited. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.


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