Palm Groves (Palmeral) of Elche, Elche

(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Palm Groves (Palmeral) of Elche is the largest palm grove in Europe, and one of the largest in the world. Stroll among its more than 11,000 palm trees with specimens up to 300 years old and admire flowers blooming on cacti. On a hot day, this leafy grove is an ideal place to seek some shade. Bring your book and sit by the river for a relaxing break from the bustle of the city. Add Palm Groves (Palmeral) of Elche and other attractions to your Elche trip itinerary using our Elche trip builder.
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  • Many ask by the Palm Grove, is complaining of that not is properly signposted, started questions, he as costs the entry, etc. All the Palms that exist in the city are El Palmeral. It is true that there are more abundant areas and other more scarce in Palm trees, but all of them form the whole. There are routes signposted for to admire them places more beautiful or picturesque, but in them neighborhoods and streets of Elche can admire is the Palm Grove, that is integrates in the environment urban and that was planted during the domination Muslim of the peninsula. In the offices of tourism (marked as TOURIST INFO) les indicate areas and routes interesting to visit to foot or in car. The Palm is worth to see in detail and above all to understand their origin and meaning in the context of the history of this territory. I included five photos of the Municipal Park which is possibly the most interesting part and easy to visit. They are not this year because you can always enjoy them but are practically unaltered areas displayed in them, to the delight of visitors.
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  • I have not found another place in these features, a Palm forest furrowed by paths by which cross ditches and parks in our country and why you miss knowing that these near the city which is not heard
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  • Elx (Elche) is a town located on the Alicante-Murcia. On entering the town, one has the impression of an urban agglomeration more or less ... interesting, but soon we realize that you have arrived at a particular place where date palms occupy any space free from constructions. El Palmeral, a world heritage site by Unesco, is a huge park (but possibly more) where the Palms grow everywhere. Interesting and unique is a real gem for those who find themselves in this southern part of Spain. Definitely not to be missed!
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  • Beautiful stunning park. A long time can be spent just strolling and sitting and relaxing. There is a good cafe bar.
  • Beautiful park to spend some time in, good park and adult park for free public use as well
  • In the heat of the summer the palms offer cooling shade and a beautiful venue for picnics
  • A wonderful city of history and beauty. A must visit.
  • A little underwhelming. I was expecting more to be honest. I appreciate that it's a park but at times it felt like there was more pavement than trees