Address: Calle Virgen, 2
Tel: 965 885 323
Guadalest is a town of museums and among them is the fascinating Doll’s House Museum which is the painstaking work of Antonio Marco.
Marco spent 15 years working on the content for his museum which is open to the public every day of the year a a cost of 4 euros per person.
You are greeted at the entrance by a lovely old model of a car and inside the yellow walled house are a vast range of very intricate and beautifully decorated doll’s houses. There are also replicas of old stone, iron and brick houses and their interiors are perfect miniatures of traditional houses.
Marco has included a Nativity scene in the museum which leads nicely to the centre piece of the exhibition; a scale model of Bethlehem. The construction of the Bethlehem model took 20 years to complete and the creators opted to avoid traditional model making materials such a cork, cardboard, plastic or paint and instead chose to use stone, tiles, bricks, wood, iron and even Bonsai trees. The model weighs an incredible 12 tons.
The Doll’s House Museum is a cute place and worthy of a visit should you find yourself in Guadalest. The town has many attractions packed into a very small area.