Elche (in Valencian language Elx) is a city of the Costa Blanca located in the province of Alicante. The Municipality has more than 200,000 inhabitants, being the third most populated city in the Valencian Community and the second in the province of Alicante.
It is the only Spanish city that has three properties registered in the different categories of World Heritage of UNESCO and that makes it unique.
The historic Palm Grove of Elche is a unique cultural landscape, a living cultural legacy of medieval Muslim-Spanish culture. It has a characteristic feature that makes it different from the rest of the palm groves in the world, and it is "the white palm", a living relic of the culture of the ancient Mediterranean palm trees. The first recognition arrived in the year 2000, when the historic Palm Grove was declared a World Heritage Site.
Misteri A year later, in 2001, the category of Masterpiece was given to the Misteri, or Festa d'Elx. It had the undoubtedly deserved honor of being the first Spanish festive manifestation that figured in it.
School Museum of Pusol. This unique space, whose full name (and very close to reality) is the Centro de Cultura Tradicional School Museum of Pusol, became part of the Exemplary Practices Registry in 2009, whose inclusions are decided by the UNESCO.
And if the city of Elche is known for something, it is for its "DAMA", which boasts the rare privilege of being in two places at once: in the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid and in the heart of all ilicitanos, without exception.