Carmen del Camillo o de los Moriscos

We visited (2015) a nice place near Crevillente. There was some struggle to find it (instructions later), and be aware that there are opening hours. We were met by a man wearing arabic looking clothes, i.e. a long, white robe (tunica). We were guided through a narrow gate, then on a path into a garden with trees and palms, giving a welcome and cool shadow from the afternoon sun. 

The buildings and garden looked like they have been built up during generations. We were, however, informed that the family started building in the 1980s.   

The area has small, beautiful fountains, paved outdoor spaces, flower beds and a great variety of cactus, walled niches, artistically designed hanging lamps, terracotta jars with beautiful flowers, and empty jars that might be waiting for soil/earth and a new plant.    

On the inside of the buildings visitors had access to some rooms, while some were marked Private. One got a clear impression of Arabic interior and decoration. 

This is no restaurant, but in the garden there is served small cakes and tea. It felt like a special and nice experience to have a simple dining in worthy and exotic surroundings.  

 

A real nice visit and experience. Read more on their web site.  

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PerryS

 

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