An interesting day out is a visit to the Turron Museum at Jijona. This can be enjoyed in conjunction with taking friends or relatives back to the airport at Alicante or just as a day out.
Just north of Alicante on the A7 take the N340 which will take you to Jijona, approximately 24 kilometres from Alicante. The museum is in Carretera Jijona-Busot, km 1 and is open from 10.0 a.m. to 1.0.p.m. and from 4.0 p.m. to 7.0 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 1.0 p.m. and 5.0 p.m. to 7.0 p.m. Sundays and Festival days.
The museum is a private institution showing the technology related to the making of turron and marzipan. This was a very important activity during the XXth century but its roots date back to the Middle Ages.
The museum has three floors, the top floor displays the raw materials used, the middle floor shows the processes of making the turron and the lower floor the commercialization of the product.
Visits are carried out in the company of a guide. Brochures are available in several languages.