Top 10 Things to do in Elche, Spain

September 18, 2017 Ying Subia

Elche (/ˈɛltʃeɪ/, Spanish: [ˈeltʃe]), or Elx (Valencian: [ˈɛʎtʃ]), is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. According to the 2014 census, Elche has a population of some 228,647 inhabitants (called il·licitans in Valencian and ilicitanos in Spanish), ranking as the third most populated city in the Valencian Community (after Valencia and Alicante) and the 20th largest Spanish city.
Restaurants in Elche

1. Misteri D'Elx

Basilica de Santa Maria, 03201 Elche, Spain +34 965 45 61 12
Excellent
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5 based on 138 reviews

Misteri D'Elx

Reviewed By jacquitohc - Auckland Central, New Zealand

I have gait/walking challenges (stroke); accom. has to be convenient to shopping and/or sights. Misteri dÉlx (Mystery Play of Elche), with medieval origins, happens yearly (Aug); it's a spectacular event. A cultural heritage Unesco National Monument. We're not catholic, but it is culture, heritage, music, tradition rolled into one.
Young, old, visitors from all over Spain, tourists, congregate at Basilica de Santa Maria, 14th and 15th Aug. Free to visit on performance days, tickets are purchased for the days leading up to the performance - get to the Basilica very early if you intend to be inside. Bring little fans and drinking water; standing room only for late-comers; otherwise chairs are put outside for you to enjoy the proceedings. Details- available from the tourist office.
The play is entirely sung by normal townsfolk; superb accoustics. Divided into 2 days; the death of Virgin Mary (first night's performance); a midnight vigil is held, devotees carrying lit candles, walking the medieval walls. Culminating next day, Virgin Mary is crowned. A medieval, pomegranate-like contraption called a ''magrana'', with voices of angels, descends from the heaven (ceiling of the Blue dome). Very emotive, poignant; gold-flakes rain over all the congregation. Not to be missed, a must to visit.

2. Huerto Del Cura Jardin Artistico Nacional

Calle Porta de La Morera 49, 03203 Elche, Spain +34 965 45 19 36
Excellent
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4.5 based on 660 reviews

Huerto Del Cura Jardin Artistico Nacional

Reviewed By Wasps214 - Muscat, Oman

This place is beautiful. We stayed half board for one night so we could explore the area. It's very relaxing, the staff are friendly, and the setting surrounded by palm trees is stunning. The rooms are lovely as was the evening meal and breakfast.

3. Playa El Carabassi

Elche, Spain
Excellent
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Playa El Carabassi

Reviewed By RuPaulRobs - Liverpool, United Kingdom

We underestimated the strength of alcohol in the hot hot hot sun. This is a beautiful beach bar with great customer service; the nuts served in a cup always put a smile on our face and so did the cocktails... and the beer. And the wine. And the shots. Within hours we were all on our fours using the beach like it was a cat litter. We hiked back up that mountain dodging the cars like the matrix. Once the door was bolted kathys head spun like regan in the exorcist- she was spraying from every orifice clutching a crusifix to her ham buts. We were all in bed at 8pm sleeping. Rupaul mopped kathys brow and read the New Testament... i'm just praying shes ok tomorrow- ive a feeling it'll be water by the litre for the remaining part of the hol.

4. Palm Groves (Palmeral) of Elche

Calle Porta de La Morera 49, 03203 Elche, Spain +34 965 45 19 36
Excellent
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4.5 based on 823 reviews

Palm Groves (Palmeral) of Elche

Reviewed By PennWinchester - Winchester

The historic Palm Grove of Elche was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2000. Thousands of palm trees fill the city. The Municipal Park is an excellent place to visit to see them. The park is carefully laid out to allow easy walking for all abilities and trees are clearly labelled. It is a very tranquil, reflective area to visit.
Enter the Park near the Tourist Information Office, where you will find very helpful staff eager to inform you about the area. You can also catch a small tourist train here for an orientation of the city, for €3.
Parking is a challenge, but at the opposite end of the avenue parallel to the park, there is a car park, where you pay on exit, at the little cafe. There are also very good toilets there, just next to the underground station.
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5. Basilica de Santa Maria

Plaza Santa Maria 2, 03202 Elche, Spain +34 965 45 15 40
Excellent
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4.5 based on 384 reviews

Basilica de Santa Maria

Reviewed By Gosia N - Szczecin, Poland

This is why it is great to go to Tourist Information first. Tower was recommended by one of the workers there - to see how big is palm tree forest. Ticket is around 2 euros. Plenty of stairs - but there are couple of stops on different floors - where you can stop and rest. The last stairs - at the top - the corridor is really narrow - really narrow. Take bottle of water with you - as it is boiling hot on the Terrace.

6. Museo Arqueologico e historico de Elche (MAHE)

Calle Diagonal Palacio, 03202 Elche, Spain +34 965 45 36 03
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Museo Arqueologico e historico de Elche (MAHE)

Reviewed By dnowland_12 - Leeds, United Kingdom

Far too much to record in a review, it is just somewhere you have got to visit and see for yourself. The Museum is really well laid out and the exhibits easy to see and read about, the large screen TV's are very interesting to watch, our visit was just a very, very enjoyable experience and we would gladly go back again because there is so much to take in and see in both the museum and the castle, that one visit is not enough.
An excellent attraction.

7. Playa Del Pinet

Playa Del Pinet, 03104 Elche, Spain
Excellent
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4 based on 117 reviews

Playa Del Pinet

Reviewed By rahenyman - Zurich, Switzerland

This is an excellent beach. If you walk up far enough you are almost on your own. I walked to Santa Pola and back and on the way back I was alone on the beach as I was not close to the entry.
It is too far for people with family and kids. It is clean and nice. A great place to relax

8. Elche Tourist Information Office

Plaza del Parque 3, 03202 Elche, Spain +34 966 65 81 96
Excellent
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Elche Tourist Information Office

Reviewed By vessi80 - North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Only 5-10 minutes walk from train station and the distinctive building is easy to locate
Dropped in here to find out about tourist train. Very helpful staff. You catch the tourist train from right outside the Tourist Office on the hour. (Winter timetable). If you only have a day to see Elche, it saves a lot of time.

9. Placa de la Glorieta

03203 Elche, Spain
Excellent
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4 based on 82 reviews

Placa de la Glorieta

Reviewed By lottie49 - Grimsby, United Kingdom

This square is the center of this clean and pretty town. The square is stunning lots of detail to study and very colourful ,It is so pretty,the benches and Fountain are the highlights.The person who did it was a pupil of the architect Cesar Manrique who did so many wonderfull things in Lanzerote.

10. Museo Paleontologico de Elche

Calle Sant Joan 3, 03203 Elche, Spain +34 965 45 88 03
Excellent
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Museo Paleontologico de Elche

Reviewed By mumandgirl - Carlisle, England

This is a great place to go with children - my 9 year old in particular loved it.
It was easy to find - from the centre, head down alongside the river and it is well signposted. Its not a huge place, but it is incredibly cheap - 2 euros for adults and 1 for children/concessions.
First you pass through an area with an audio track (you can chose which language) which explains about dinosaurs , evolution and fossils - then go into the actual museum. There are a few skeletons and lots of fossils. The explanatory displays are in Spanish only, but it isn't hard to work out what it means, and any kid who is into that sort of thing will be able to explain it all anyway!
There is also a lower area dedicated to minerals.
We spent about an hour in this museum, and all found it interesting.
There is a small gift area selling a limited but very focused selection - my son came home with a fossilised tooth, which he was very pleased with.

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