Trip to Morón de la Frontera

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Some of us went for a guided visit, to the little known town of Morón de la Frontera in the Province of Seville. We were welcomed by Rosario Andujar Luna, the Counsellor for Tourism and we were each given a canvas shoulder bag with brochures. After a guided walking tour, admiring the lovely architecture and the stunning church in the Convent of Santa Clara, we walked up to the highest viewing point from where we could see the remains of the castle in one direction & then see miles of stunning countryside. We also heard the legend of the Rooster which is the mascot of the town.

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We dispersed to some of the many bars and restaurants for lunch and then re-joined our coach for a visit to the Museo de Cal (Limestone Museum), which was absolutely fascinating.

We are so familiar with seeing white villages (Pueblos Blancos) and hearing the word Cal but most of us had little idea of how the Cal is formed and what hard work is needed for the process. The making of Cal has been a time honoured livelihood in this area and this Museum aims to show the method of creating Cal in the traditional way and passing on the craft to ensure that it survives. In 2011, this tradition was recognised by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.