Xàbia : Facts and Anecdotes - Did you know that over the centuries, even to this day, the plateau of the Plana - from the Montgó to Cap San Antonio - has always been felt to have something spiritual about it ?
Wed, 06 Sep 2023 14:30:03 GMT
In the Middle Ages, this area attracted many hermits who were inspired by it for meditation and devotion to God. Towards mid 14th century the ascetic and erudite St. Jerome became very popular. St. Jerome (b. ca. 347 in Dalmatia, d. ca. 419 in Bethlehem) , who was a scholar and translator of the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin, lived for several years as a hermit and was founder of a Hieronymite monastery and convent in Bethlehem. Inspired by St. Jerome, many Hieronymites came as her [...]
Xàbia : Facts and Anecdotes - Did you know that Cap de Martì (also called Cap Sant Martì ) is the easternmost extremity of the Comunidad Valenciana, and lies on a centuries-old sea route between the Western and the Eastern Mediterranean?
Thu, 29 Jun 2023 13:00:07 GMT
Often taken as another name for Cap Prim, it is in fact the whole promontory from Cap Prim in the North, to Cap de la Nao further East, and Ambolo in the South ( see map below ) and consists not only of the coast but the inland too. There is a legend, which has no archaeological basis - so far !!!! - that there was a famous St. Martin´s monastery there in the 6th century, which gave its name to the Cape. San Gregorio de Tours, a cleric and historian living in the 6th century wrote in his&n [...]
Sun, 11 Jun 2023 19:32:09 GMT
​Although Xàbia remained in the rear throughout the war (1936-39), the importance of the defenseand control of the stretch of coast between Dénia and Xàbia, made the government of the Republiccreate a coastal defensive line between the Marines and Portitxol with the installation of variousdefensive constructions whose purpose was to stop possible attacks by the Francoist army andprotect coastal shipping in the area. The most important defensive structure built in X&agr [...]
AMUX - planned activities for the Spring
Sun, 30 Apr 2023 11:24:48 GMT
​Here's a brief summary of the activities planned for the next couple of months:May 17, Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. A talk about the amphorae discovered underwater in the Xàbia area. May 26, Friday, at 18:30, An guided walk from the Roman ruins near the Parador, to the Séquia de la Noria, through the Saladar.June 17, Saturday (time to be determined), a visit to the Portixol Civil war battery. [...]
Xàbia : Facts and AnecdotesDid you know that almost nothing is known about the origin of the word „Riurau“ which is the name given to our emblematic Valencian raisin drying houses?
Sat, 08 Apr 2023 19:37:09 GMT
These rural architectural structures - unique to the Comunidad Valenciana - appeared at the end of the 18th century, with the onset of the raisin trade, which brought work and much wealth to the Valencian region, especially the Marina Alta. The process of scalding the grapes before putting them out to dry, made their skin crack, thus speeding up the drying process.This, however, made them very vulnerable to mould, caused by rain, night humidity and morning dew. Therefore the grapes had to be rem [...]
Xàbia : Facts and Anecdotes - Fishermen of Xàbia Part III Did you know that Our Lady of Loreto (Virgen de Loreto), who is the patron saint of the fishermen of Xàbia, is actually the patron saint of aviation, builders and construction workers ?
Fri, 10 Mar 2023 15:55:26 GMT
To understand why this is so, one has to go back to the origins of the legend of the Santa Casa (the Holy House), the dwelling in Nazareth (Israel) where the Virgin Mary was born, where the Annunciation occurred, where Jesus lived until his 30th year, and where Joseph died. In the year 1291, when the Moslems definitively expelled the Crusader Knights from Palestine, legend has it that this house was miraculously transported by angels through the skies, first to Tersatto in Dalmatia (Croatia). Th [...]
AMUX invites you to .. a talk on the Portixol excavations. February 1st
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 19:06:49 GMT
On Wednesday, February 1st, there will be a talk on the Portixol excavations at 7:00 p.m. in the museum's conference room. The presentation will be made by archaeologists responsible for the project.Here is some earlier publicity: Oct 22nd 2022Municipal Museum and University of Alicante to begin archaeological digs on Portitxol island - The latest excavations will be carried out during October and November and will consist of intensive archaeological trials across the entire surfa [...]
Xàbia : Facts and Anecdotes/ Fishermen of Xàbia Part II - Did you know that in Xàbia there are only twelve permanently registered professional fishing boats ?
Thu, 29 Dec 2022 18:08:03 GMT
AMUX visits Xàtiva
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:16:35 GMT
On Saturday 26 November AMUX members enjoyed a guided tour of medieval Xàtiva. With our excellent guide, Esther Polop, we learnt a lot of history, including among many other things: why there were once 12 convents, why the windows of a palace are offset to one side, why the cathedral is so huge and why it was never finished; who wrote on the walls, the controlled price of staple foods in the 17th century, the mystery of an Islamic marble bath and why the portrait of King Philip V is hanging ups [...]
Xàbia : Facts and Anecdotes/ Fishermen of Xàbia - Part I - Did you know that in 1927 a cooperative association of fishermen was formed in Xàbia called the Pósito de Pescadores ?
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:52:27 GMT