What to do in Elche

Visit Elche during a Mediterranean cruise

Introduction

When approaching Elche you will know that you are in the right place when you see roads lined with palm trees.

Elche has been an important center since Iberian times. The statue of Dama de Elche was built in Elche and is now located in the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid. Elche is known for its reenactment of the life of the Virgin Mary at the Basilica of Saint Mary.

The city is the number three city in the Valencian Community. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site because of the Palmeral and its Mystery Festival.

Practical

Elche can be walked on foot. To get there from Alicante, you need to take a taxi, bus or train. From the train and bus station you can reach most sights on foot. Coming from Alicante count on a day to discover Elche.

Popular ports for an excursion to Elche are: