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 GaudiInspired by Spain's famous wines, your outing also features a stop at a bodega for a taste of local vintages.

Price TBD
  • Code
    ALC-C
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended. The city of Novelda is within an hour's reach of the pierDuring your town visit, you surely will be captivated by the hilltop-perched Novelda CastleBuilt in the 12 th century over a Roman fortress, the castle is a fusion of two distinct cultures, that of the Moors and the ChristiansPerhaps its most intriguing feature is its triangular tower, truly unique in its shape and impressive in its size. One Another of Novelda's architectural gems is Mariá Magdalena Sanctuary, designed by local engineer José Sala on his return from BarcelonaClearly, 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 CesiliaA 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 dayAt 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. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.