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Palm Groves (Palmeral) of Elche

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Address: Calle Porta de La Morera 49, 03203 Elche, Spain
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Enjoy a ride & a meal among the palm trees,

Elche contains about 200,000 Palm Trees, with many of them with a large park, accessed either by foot or on a land train. The land train weaves it way through the park & then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
graham r
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elche contains about 200,000 Palm Trees, with many of them with a large park, accessed either by foot or on a land train. The land train weaves it way through the park & then tours Elche, looking at various notable buildings. It is about a one hour ride, with a commentary, which does not always link to the places it... More 

Thank graham r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive yearly Procession on Sunday before Easter! Good atmosphere. Beautiful people joining the procession. Later a nice walk in the Palm Groves and it was a peaceful place with a lot of places where you could sit and enjoy the garden.

Thank Marja T
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there today. First of all there was the palm sinday procession. A spectacle it is. Most people dress up (read over dress) and walk in that procession te be seen an noticed) few are devote but still I loved looking at it. The city was vibrant, thousands of people all over the city centre. The palm garden had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, this is part of the city cultural and sightseeings that anyone in the city must walk around and enjoy, as is very nice to enjoy part of the uniqueness of the city/region. In summer may be hard to stay outside for too long due the local temperature is too high, but on spring or autumm the Palmeral gets the... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have been to the Huerto del Cura a few times over the years and as nice as it was, it wasn't particularly impressive. However things has certainly been improved prior to my recent visit last week. Paths were clean and tidy, and the planting displays and plant quality were so much better than they were before. Huge amounts of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), all sightseeing has to be well-researched and not overly taxing; I wear a legbrace. Elche's Palmeral is awesome; escape to the blissfully cool shade of more than 200,000 palm trees - it is the largest, only, palm grove in Europe. Palmeral is a generic name used to designate date-palm forest in Elche, there are different... More 

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I had a laugh at the criticism by another Trip Advisor visitor that this was OK if you like palm trees.True - but the point of it is really the history of the palm plantation which goes back to Arab Spain. It has several sections worth visiting. I saw a lot of it from the little tourist train as well... More 

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Paradou, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Palmeral is truly astonishing -- 200,000+ palm trees -- and El Huerto del Cura is its premier garden. Worth the tiny charge for entrance.

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

A massive area of palm trees. A lot of different kinds of trees and plants everywhere. Really big place, and u might get a little lost too wondering around. You should visit this place if you want to see all kinds of plants and feel like your not in the city.

Thank Boombaata
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The palm groves are interesting to walk through but don't expect even pathways. There are many trees so you are sheltered from the hot sun. In the centre there is a large dovecote where you can feed the birds. There are free exercise machines to try. You can buy food and drinks in the glass structured restaurant. As you exit... More 

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