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lunes, 15 de julio de 2013

The Pusol Museum: the best traditional culture center in Alicante.


Old drugstore and perfumery
Old drugstore and perfumery


The Pusol Museum provide an insight into the recent past of Elche. The Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO included it in the Register of Exemplary Practices in 2009.


Old grocery
Old grocery
 
 
It all began in 1969 in the unitary schools of the rural area of Pusol, a few kilometers from Elche (6 km), as an activity linked to educational plan "The school and its environment", whose subject was the study of the trades and traditions of  Elche´s countryside.



Old toy shop
Old toy shop






stable
Traditional stable








 



The place to separate the wheat from the chaff
The place to separate the wheat from the chaff
 

 Timetable: Monday to Friday, from 9 to 13.30 and from 16 to 19 (in summer only mornings). Saturday and Sunday: from 11 to 14. Closed 13, 14 and 15th August. Free admission on Sundays.

 To arrive from Elche: take CV-851 road (Carretera del Leon), and about 5 kms, after Cachito Restaurant, turn the first to the right, by CV 857  https://maps.google.es/maps/ms?hl=es&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=100472554001904324739.000484d67d27f73abd905&ll=38.252201,-0.699692&spn=0.188726,0.486145&z=11&source=embed

If you are hungry when you finish in the Pusol Museum and you want to eat a good paella or grilled lamb chops, Restaurante Cachito, open since 1935, is very near.


 
old roomOld ice cream cart
 


Esparto grass handcraft
Esparto grass handcraft
 
Traditional winery
Traditional winery


Making a esparto espadrille
Making a esparto espadrille

traditional cart
Traditional cart



stone mill
press

 


old agricultural tools
Old agricultural tools

 
traditional rural home kitchen
Traditional rural home kitchen