Elche Palmeral

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Although originally planted by the Phoenicians, it was the Arabs who used their skills to expand and develop this palm grove, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Unique in Europe in terms of its size, it benefits from the mild climate here and a remarkable irrigation system that feeds over 200 000 trees. Female palm trees produce dates that are harvested in the autumn, while the fronds from male trees are used in Palm Sunday processions and in handicrafts.

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Address:

03200 Elche

Nearby tourist attractions

Elche Municipal park
Elche Municipal park
Elche
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MAHE - Museu Arqueològic i d'Història d'Elx MAHE - Museu Arqueològic i d'Història d'Elx
MAHE - Museu Arqueològic i d'Història d'Elx
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Santa María Basilica of Elche Santa María Basilica of Elche
Santa María Basilica of Elche
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Elche Festival Museum
Elche Festival Museum
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Palm Grove Museum Palm Grove Museum
Palm Grove Museum
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Huerto del Cura gardens Huerto del Cura gardens
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