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Palmeral of Elche, Spain

From series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
Year: 4 century B.C. .

Travelers can visit the amazing Elche palm forest in Alicante. This is the largest palm grove in Europe. The forest area is 5.1 square kilometers. Its territory is divided into several zones. There is a great recreation park with equipped paths for walking, playgrounds, and attractions here. The history of the appearance of this grove goes far back in time. It was formed by the Iberians in the 4th century BC. The Moors created an artificial irrigation system in this arid area later. A small grove has grown into a huge palm garden thanks to it.

Many trees in the Elche forest are more than 200 years old today. In addition to unique plants, it is also distinguished by a variety of architectural monuments. You can see beautiful old gazebos, symbolic monuments, interesting elements of stone decoration, and even an artificial waterfall while walking in the garden. Many artificial reservoirs are formed on the territory of the forest. Pedestrian bridges are built across them for the convenience of tourists.

Fish and turtles live in local ponds. The palm forest is home to dozens of species of birds and rare insects. In total, there are about 11,000 date palms in the forest. The largest of them weighs about 10 tons. This palm tree is 165 years old. It has become a real local attraction. In addition to palm trees, many other ornamental plants and flowers are planted on the territory of the grove. You can even see rare cactus species here. Next - Royal Palace of Aranjuez

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'BBVA' located in 0.04 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Viajes Halcon' is located in 0.33 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Gas Repsol' in 0.46 km
Supermarket: 'Dialprix' in 0.15 km
Parking: 'Plaça d'Espanya' in 0.19 km
Apotheek: 'Blas Valero 55' in 0.17 km
Police station: 'aplus oposiciones policía nacional' in 0.56 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'La Barra del Mercat' in 0.01 km
Railway station: 'Elche/Elx Carrus' in 0.56 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Alicante Airport ALC - in 12 km
 »  San Javier Airport MJV - in 55 km
 »  Los Llanos Airport ABC - in 126 km
 »  Valencia Airport VLC - in 137 km
 »  Ibiza Airport IBZ - in 192 km
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Best hotels near Palmeral of Elche

Hostal María

Located in 0 km from Palmeral of Elche
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Rooms: 9
The hostel offers double, twin and triple rooms complete with private bathrooms including shower. Rooms also include heating, a wardrobe and desk. … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartamento De Elche

Located in 1 km from Palmeral of Elche
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Rooms: 1
Apartamento de Elche features 1 double room, 1 twin room and a private bathroom. The spacious living room comes with sofas, TV and a dining area. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Ibis Elche

Located in 2 km from Palmeral of Elche
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Rooms: 96
The rooms at the Elche are spacious and bright. Each one has a private bathroom and telephone. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the hotel's … More: photo, rates and booking
Finca Santa Barbara

Located in 5 km from Palmeral of Elche
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Rooms: 11
Each apartment features a small terrace, as well as a lounge area with sofas and satellite TV. The kitchenette is equipped with an oven, microwave … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Palmeral of Elche - Alicante

A decent selection of rooms decorated in different styles is offered by the prestigious hotel Abba Centrum Alicant . Interior features huge colorful photo pictures with natural motifs; they can be seen in all the rooms and public areas. Besides cozy rooms painted in pastel colors, the hotel has an incredibly beautiful lounge with panoramic windows and elegant wicker furniture. The lounge is combined with a lovely greenhouse that in addition to exotic plants has nice fountains. The hall of the restaurant designed in black and white uses the adjustable lighting system.

One of the most spectacular and attractive among numerous apartment hotels of Alicante is Apartamentos Tito . This accommodation place is located in the historic district in a renovated historic building with tall narrow windows. All apartments are decorated with a predominance of black and white and the walls are painted in light green or lilac color. Some rooms have restored wooden ceilings, while others are decorated with spectacular paintings. Potted plants and cute design accessories make the ambience even more enjoyable.
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