Doll Museum Ayamonte, Spain

It stands out from the other whitewashed house fronts in the cobbled road. A soft pretty pink with an inviting sign leads you into the doll museum opened by Paco and Teresa last year. Entry is 2 euros for an adult and 1 euro for a child.

Included in the vast collection is a porcelain doll ‘rescued’ from the wreckage of the ill-fated Titanic.

The doll was documented in the memoirs of one of the few survivors, Eva Hart, and was rescued 37 years ago by Abel Federico Nogueiras.

Eva and her mother both escaped the Titanic alive, and the younger woman passed away on Valentine’s Day in 1996, aged 91.

She had to leave her much-loved doll behind in her second-class berth when passengers were evacuated from the ship, but it turned up again after a tuna-fisherman working for the family-run company Argenbel found it by accident when she was 72 – a whole 65 years after she had given it up for lost.

Now she’s owned by Teresa and is on show at the doll museum in Ayamonte. Not what you would expect to find at all on your wonders through the cobbled streets!

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Isla Canela – Visit The Marshland Mill

Isla Canela – Visit The Marshland Mill

One My Guests Seem To Miss

We are surrounded by marshlands at Isla Canela. It provides amazing walks and a great habitat for wildlife but how was it formed and has it been anything more than just a pretty backdrop? Molino El Pintade is a restored mill. It’s known locally as an Eco Museum. It has all the gadgets and displays to help visitors understand how the marshlands once added so much to the local economy from its salt flats, to fishing and of course the production of flour using marshland water to power the mill.

It’s FREE, pretty and extremely interesting. I highly recommend a visit.

You can follow them on Facebook too where they list local events hosted at the mill.

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