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  • Partial view of the basilica of Santa María, Elche.

Its sensational palm grove with the World Heritage designation is just one of its many attractions, which include its historic quarter and festivities such as its Palm Sunday commemorations and the Misterio de Elche mystery play.Read more...

What to see The area known as Vila Murada is the most historic part of Elche. Here you'll see La Calahorra, a Muslim tower that was part of the walled enclosure. The Altamira Palace was built adjoining the defensive walls, and today houses the Municipal Archaeological Museum. You can also visit the basilica of Santa María, built on the site of an old mosque, and several Christian churches. In what was originally the mediaeval city outside the walls you'll find the convent of La Mercé, and a little outside Vila Murada is the El Raval neighbourhood where you can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. And of course, remember that Elche has nine kilometres of coastline in the heart of the Mediterranean that are perfect for bathing. The palm grove The Palmeral de Elche is the largest palm grove in Europe and has more than 200,000 specimens. Today you can visit the Municipal Park, the Huerto del Cura garden, the Palmeral Museum and the Palmeral Route. Festivities Elche has two festivities that have been declared to be of International Tourist Interest: the religious re-enactment of the mystery play known as the Misterio de Elche (also designated Oral and Intangible World Heritage) and the Palm Sunday Procession commemorating Christ's entry into Jerusalem.


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Elche


Elche


Elche


Elche