Carrer de la Mare de Deu del Miracle 56, Relleu 03578 Alicante, Spain | +34 966 856 003 | Follow us on
The Almàssera Vella is a modern arts centre offering retreat facilities and cultural courses in the spectacular Marina Baja mountains of Spain's Alicante Province.
Opened in 2002, the Almàssera Vella was designed as a home and as a centre for retreats and courses in Creative Writing, Art, Photography and Walking.
This page should answer your questions, but feel free to contact us if you have any doubts or need more information.
Explore the Almàssera Vella and surrounding area through our photo album. You can also see some of the works produced on our courses over on the visual showcase page.
Full details of prices for courses, retreat and other services offered by the Almàssera laid out in easy-to-read tabular format.
A selection of comments and reflections by our guests and course participants. Some poetry written on courses at the Almàssera can be read on the showcase page.
Our residential courses and workshops in creative writing are led by internationally respected mentors from around the world.
The magnificent local scenery and village architecture provides an ideal backdrop for our residential photography and art courses.
The limestone Marina Baja mountains around Relleu offer a variety of thrilling trails and are the perfect setting for the Almàssera walking weeks.
We run occasional courses in cookery, crafts, yoga etc., as well as providing facilities for your own courses and retreats.
The village is a marvellous inspirational place for a retreat for artists or writers and the Almàssera annexe is ideal - quiet and independent, but with life right on the doorstep.
Self-catering facilities are offered in the Almàssera annexe, opposite the main house.There are three double rooms in the cottage, as well as an independent flat.
Included in Alistair Sawdays's 'Special Places to Stay in Spain', the Almàssera offers B&B for visitors passing through the Marina Baja mountains.
A selection of work inspired by the Almàssera Vella and the village of Relleu written by course mentors, students and other visitors.
Photos and artwork produced on courses here that captures the spirit of the Almàssera, the village and the mountains around us.
Where exactly are we? We can arrange pick up from the airport, train or bus station in Alicante, but if you're driving, you'll need to know how to reach us.
There's so much interesting information out there on the web. I've collected some links here about the local area, writing, transport and general information.
A personal list of favourites which includes travel, cultural and nature guides to Spain, Alicante and the Costa Blanca and works by our course mentors.
Whether you're coming to one of our courses, or are interested in spending time at the Almàssera on retreat, use our booking form to let us know. Don't forget to check out the Terms & Conditions page.
Carrer de la Mare de Deu del Miracle 56Relleu 03578 Alicante, Spain+34 966 856 003
We hope you enjoy the poems on these pages. Please note that although they are reproduced here, the copyright remains with the authors of the individual works.
March Landscape Notes
What It Was
Drawing the Ladder
The Way of the Cross
Journey to Relleu
The Poets House
Dawn by Numbers
(For Christopher and Marisa North)
Good Friday in Relleu, Valencia
All the Dogs of Spain
Sudden Jazz After Reading Interesting Paperback
On the Path to the Ruins
John Hartley Williams
Glose: An Old Almond Tree
Return to Relleu
The Persimmon Tree
The Book that Climbed the Mountain
The Guardians of the Water
The Wash-house at Relleu
The Mediterranean of the Mind (I.m. Michael Donaghy)
(For Chris and Marisa North)
How Are You?
Village Wedding Relleu
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