Trip to Elche

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Sites of Interest

  • Palacio de Altamira
  • La Calahorra
  • Casa de la Villa (Ayuntamiento)
  • Basílica Menor de Sta. Maria
  • Dama de Elche
  • Baños Arabes
  • La Alcudia (Yacimiento arqueológico)
  • Parc Municipal
  • Huerto del Cura
  • Museo Escolar Agricola y Etnográfico del Puçol
  • Museo Paleontológico Cidaris 
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo  
  • Museo Municipal de la Festa


  • Misterio de Elche (Agosto)


  • L'Altet
  • Els Arenals del Sol
  • El Carabassí
  • El Pinet
  • La Marina
  • Les Pesqueres-el Rebollo

palmeral elche

Elx is a city with a long prehistoric and historic past. The people feel great respect for the history, traditions and environment which distinguish Elx from other towns and make it unique.

The memories that are evoked and therefore the attraction for tourists are evident.

A large part of this cultural heritage can be found in the historical districts of La Vila, El Raval, El Pla de Sant Josep.
The old town is surrounded by an immense palm grove, made up of horts (palm tree orchards). The palm trees form the largest grove in Europe. In Agricultural terms we find areas of great ecological value: the Fondo lagoon, the salterns, the Clot de Galvany and the mountains. The 10 kilometers of beaches are for the most part protected by long stretches of dunes fixed by century-old pines.


The city offers the best of its traditions in the symbol of the sacred lyrical medieval miracle-play, el Misteri d'Elx.

Walk between beautiful palm tree landscapes

Palmeral - Elche

Palm tree orchards are the most characteristic feature of the urban landscape of Elx.

They surround the city like a huge green belt, 2 km long and 1 km wide.

The sheer quantity of palm trees here, numbering around 200.000, make the city look more like a forest when seen from the distance. Yet the Palm

Groves is not a natural forest, but rather a cultural area which is as rational in its design as the gardens of the Renaissance, originally created for agricultural production, and owing much to the complex system of irrigation used to water the whole area.  

The palm groves route has a total length of 2.580 meters. You should use comfortable footwear, protect your head from the sun and carry some water for the journey. There are signs along the way providing directions.

Upright signs: located every few meters and at crossroads there are posts with green colored flags indicating the direction to follow and the number of meters left from the total length of the route.

Ground signs: the route is also marked out with round signs on the ground indicating the right direction to follow.

The route starts off and ends at one of the historic orchards called "Sant Plàcid".(Purta de la Morira 49)

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turisme d'Elx

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Tourist Info Elx Parc
C/ Portell de Granyana, s/n
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