Walking in the steps of Sorolla during June

Art historian David Gutiérrez will lead a number of guided tours to explore painter Joaquín Sorolla’s links to the town of Xàbia.

Wednesday 2nd June 2021 – ÁLVARO MONFORT with Mike Smith


After an enforced stop due to the reduction of people in public spaces, the the famous painter Joaquin Sorolla will once again tour the port of Xàbia and explore the corners that were the scene of his legendary visit to the town, courtesy of art historian and XAD collaborator David Gutiérrez. An expert on the famous painter, he will be resuming his personal ambition to spread the image of the artist and his special connection with Xàbia.

These guided tours will take on a special significance this year, seeing that 2021 marks the 125th anniversary of Sorolla’s visit to the town, and for this reason Gutiérrez has programmed a new agenda that offers a mixture of general and more specific tours and includes painting and locations from the wide range of works that the painter immortalized in Xàbia.

These tours will undoubtedly provide a good way of getting closer to the paintings, colour notes, drawings and expressive letters that the painter sent describing his experience and feelings towards the town of Xàbia.

The programme for June will be as follows:

Saturday 5th June, 6.30pm
SOROLLA EN XÀBIA (General Visit)

Sunday 6th June, 6.00pm
SOROLLA IN XÀBIA (General Visit in English)

Saturday 12th June, 6.30pm
LAS CASAS DE SOROLLA EN XÀBIA

Sunday 13th June, 6.30pm
SOROLLA EN LA CALETA DEL PUERTO

Saturday 19th June, 7.00pm
SOROLLA Y LOS ESCENARIOS DE LA PASA

Sunday 20th June, 7.00pm
SOROLLA Y LA VILLA DE XÀBIA

Saturday 26th June, 7.00pm
SOROLLA EN EL PUERTO Y LA CALA TANGÓ

Sunday 27th June, 7.00pm
SOROLLA EN LA GRAVA Y LA RELACIÓN CON EL MAR

The meeting point for all the tours will be the Lonja de Pescadores in the port area, except for the visit on Sunday 20th June where the tour will start in the Plaza Marina Alta (in front of the post office).

Capacity is limited to a maximum of 10 people and the registration cost is 10 euros. The use of a mask will be mandatory throughout the tour as well as the maintenance of the required safety distance of 1.5 metres,

To sign up, interested parties should send an email with basic personal details to paseoporelarte.dgp@gmail.com or send a WhatsApp message to 646·875·014.



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