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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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Elche gardens - so much better than befor!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon E
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Miramar, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

its a pleasure just to take a slow walk around elche, if you haven't done it yet, whats stopping you .Go and see it now its not so very hot anymore.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is the reason for visiting Elche - a park which goes round the city, free to enter, magical for strolling in, amazing trees, good explanatory writings, splendid children's playgrounds, terrific dove-cote - we loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We wandered through park mid morning in September. The temperature was pleasant to walk in . The palms are amazing & the park is well maintained we watched the maintenance of the trees & the brave council men undertaking the climb (rather them than me)! The park is respected as there is no litter & people instantly pick up dog... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Elche is famous for its Palm trees , so this was just an extension to the rest of the area. Could be made more spectacular with water features .

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