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Elche Things to Do

  • Rio Safari

    Elche, in the summer, is heat... heat... heat, and palm trees. In winter it is far and... what? I've been there in summer, and, with the kids dreaming with the beach, we only had time to a trip in Rio Safari. A common zoo, with the originality of being visited by boat. Safe, calm, and... different.

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  • Huerto del Cura

    With an extension of more than 13,000 square metres of tropical and Mediterranean plants, this exotic garden was declared National Artistic Garden in 1943. It also exhibits the only example of a date palm with seven children, known as the Imperial Palm tree.Prices between 3 and 5 euros(includes audio guide in English).Open all year long: Winter...

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  • Basílica de Santa María

    The exact place where the Basílica de Santa María is located was formerly occupied by the main mosque of Elche. After the conquest of Jaume I in 1265, the muslim temple remained untouched until 1334. It was then when the mosque was demolished to build up what would become the main catholic construction in town. It would last up to 1492.The first...

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  • La Alcudia: the museum

    La Alcudia is 10 km from the city of Elche. As the city has been occupied by Iberians, Carthaginians and Romans, remains from all those periods can be seen.A guided visit is recommended. In the museum there are some samples of pottery and the evolution along time is perceptible. Other objects of domestic use show the influences of different...

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  • Basílica de Santa María

    The Basilica de Santa María is the main church of Elche. It is the venue of the Mistery Play of Elche.From the bell tower there are fantastic views of Elche and its Palm Grove.

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  • La Alcudia

    After visiting the museum, in the archeological site you will see two Roman houses and thermae, a Byzantine basilica, an Iberian temple and the place where La Dama de Elche was found in 1897.

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  • La Dama de Elche

    The stone bust of the Dama de Elche is the most important of the archeological remains found in La Alcudia. It is thought that it dates back to the Iberian period (4th century BC). It was found by a farmer in 1897, taken to France and exhibited in Le Louvre. Since 1941 it is in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain. It has been exhibited...

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  • What's Under the Oasis?

    The military fortress of the Palacio de Altamira formed part of the ancient wall and is an excellent fortification that also was accommodation for kings and noblemen. Nowadays, it is home to the MAHE, Archaeological Museum of the History of Elx, which was officially opened on the18th of May 2006 and currently houses la Dama de Elche, a bust statue...

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  • Arabic Baths inside a Convent

    The Arab Baths in Elche were created in the XII century. Although they are the only public baths that remain preserved, at the time they were built there were a big quantity of them. By then, a high quantity of public baths was considered a sign of social and economic prosperity. The original aim of the Arab Baths was to purify the body of the...

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Elche Hotels

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  • Ibis Alicante Elche

    Calle Barchell 5, Elche, Spain, 03201, ES

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Jardin Milenio

    Prolongacion de Curtidores s/n, Elche, 03203, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Areca Hotel

    C/ Limon, s/n, Torrellano, Elche, 03320, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Elche Restaurants

  • Exceptional food and service

    Don't be fooled by the name, it's far more than a cafe! A hidden gem! An English speaking family run tapas restaurant with a wide variety on the menu. The food is freshly prepared while you soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere. I have food allergies, not intolerances, the full blown carry an epipen situation. Finding restaurants who can accommodate...

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  • Food the locals enjoy!

    A family run traditional tapas restaurant with a wide variety on the menu; from the traditional to the out of the ordinary!The food is freshly prepared while you soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere. The upper and lower restaurants are full of charm. The walls are adorned with paintings, photographs and ornaments. The owner, also the chef, takes...

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  • Ei, don't miss this paella !!

    This cozy restaurant, situated very close to all the typical tourist places, offers very good dishes at a cheap-moderate price. The restaurant was built on the frame of an old house, and is distributed according to the original rooms. It also maintains many of the original decoration. There are small rooms where there are only one or two tables,...

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