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Magic of Elche Alicante Spain

By Tisa Peterson Subscribe to RSS | December 1st 2011 | Views:

Elche is the capital of Baix Vinalopo in the province of Alicante and this is the second big city of the province as well. This city has a rich historic background related to the era of Iberian and presently there are number of historical places in the city which attract a large number of visitors every year.

Elche is world wide famous for its palm forest which is the single largest forest of palm in the entire Europe and it also has the most costly grove palm tree. The forest has more than ten thousand trees of palm and majority of them are date palm trees. This forest has its historical background from the times of Phoenicians in sixth century and Moors during the eight and 13th centuries. Imperial palm is among the most wonderful sights of the forest. During the recent years the area with in the forest has been developed into parks and wonderful gardens which have increased the beauty of the forest. The important thing about this forest is its historical irrigation system which was developed in the 10th century through the Vinalopo River. This palm forest is now listed among the UNESCO’s World Heritage.

Elche is also known world wide for its mystery theater drama which is performed every year and the idea and lyrics are conceived based upon the history from the 15th century. There are number of museums in Elche including La Alucida, Municipal Festa and Pucol Agriculture Museum. The city is also famous for its historical and charming monuments like Town Hall, Torre de la Calahorra, Torre de Calendura and Basilicca da Santa Maria. There are activities of interest for the wild life and nature lover in the form of parks like Clot de Galcany and El Honda Nature Park.

Elche is also known for its popular and fantastic white sandy beaches including El Penet, La Marina, L Altet and El Carabassi and every single beach is well facilitated for enjoying all kinds of water sport activities for the visitors. Another reason behind the popularity of Elche is variety of festivals every year like Virgin Arrivals, Palm Sunday, Nit de Ialba and The Hallelujas.

Elche has a strong footwear production market which is considered as one of the big markets of footwear in Europe.

The restaurants most of the time offer Mediterranean cuisines but there are other restaurants which also offers international cuisines to the tourist.

Once you are in Costa Blanca, you can easily reach Elche from any other tourist resort of Alicante.

Tisa Peterson - About Author:
Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over maison en espagne and whether on the villa espagne costa brava. Holiday in Spain offers not only freedom but also a wide choice a vacation holiday in location lloret de mar.

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