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A Tour to the Mesmerising City of Elche from Alicante

Elche Park
Elche Park, Credit: PD Photo
Unravel the beauty of the dazzling city of Elche which is also a World Heritage Site, and marvel at its stunningly gorgeous countryside.
The city which is famous for its footwear shops is the capital of the region of Bajo Vinalopó and is made up of about 228,647 inhabitants.
Elche, Spain
Elche, Spain
Credit: Diego Delso / CC BY-SA 4.0

The city is famous for its World Heritage Palm Groove where you can see orchards containing thousands of date palms and plants of many other species. The Basilica of Saint Mary is another must-visit heritage site, where the annual lyrical drama or the Mystery Play is organized. Also, if you want to get the most intimate details of this place you can head to the Monographic Museum and Archaeological Site at Alcúdia where the city’s Iberian and Roman artefact is displayed.

You can also visit the Vinalopó River, Vila Murada, the Palace of Altamira, Casa de la Vila and the convent of La Mercé to soak in some history. The Elche city can make up for a refreshing short trip from Alicante as it is located at a distance of about 30 km. The delicious gastronomy and the amazing panoramas will certainly gladden your heart for years to come.

Visit the Alicante activities page to know more about day trips, excursions and bus tours from Alicante, Costa Blanca.

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