Things to Do in Elche

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Things to Do in Elche

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  • Terry M
    Hamilton, Canada3,913 contributions
    This garden is tranquil. Its prime point of interest is the Imperial Palm, named after the 1894 visit to Elche by Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The trickle of water here and there is calming. Ducks and peacocks hold sway. There is an entry fee and a gift shop. If you can visit late in the afternoon, it is a really nice venue to end off the touring day.
    Written November 13, 2021
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  • todareistodo
    Winsford, UK441 contributions
    Did this place off trip from cruise ship not very often you can visit 2 unesco heritage sites in 1 city this is a great place to wander around and just love the nature of plant plenty of places to sit and admire all that is around you lots of fountains and water ways and don’t forget to view the imperial palm impressive plus peacocks and and peahens about the place
    Written April 17, 2022
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  • Timur K
    2 contributions
    Definitely come back, super memories, excellent beach, luxurious beds, all good, good food and drinks
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • todareistodo
    Winsford, UK441 contributions
    Called into this area while doing a trip absolutely stunning architecture was very busy due to the Holy Week celebrations unfortunately the place was closed so access was not available small windows in large doors allowed a view inside nice surroundings worth checking out
    Written April 17, 2022
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  • withymoor2015
    Hondon de los Frailes, Spain38 contributions
    After an absence of 5 years we revisited and it was as good as ever.
    We visited for dinner and although it is now much larger restaurant all was as good.
    A nice touch is when the owner/chef comes to your table at the end of the meal and has a general conversation
    Written June 16, 2019
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  • Daniel A
    Saltash, UK3 contributions
    Excellent day out in Elche. The zoo was easy to walk around with lots of amenities for food and drinks. Brilliant for young children.

    There were plenty of animals, and, unlike in UK zoos, the animals were actually close to the visitors. So close that we could have touched the zebras and emus! Having been to Paignton Zoo in the UK quite recently I would say the enclosures here are far bigger.

    The waterpark was an added bonus and offered another 2hr addition to the day trip. It's not a huge waterpark by any stretch but it offered enough to keep a young family busy. There were three pools for young children and a fourth deeper pool which had two of the four large slides in it.

    My only gripe is that the toilet facilities in the zoo were very underwhelming. There was an unusable toilet in each of the two male toilet blocks I visited - one had a door that wouldn't open (nobody was inside) and the other had a door that wouldn't stay closed. Of the two cubicles that were usable, neither had a lock and they were pretty grim at midday.

    If you do visit, make sure to book your tickets in advance to take advantage of the €4 discount per person.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Mike T
    17 contributions
    a large and impressive Museum, which had fascinating artefacts from different stages in the history of the city. We were fortunate enough to have a brilliant guide, Marco, who explained the key features in excellent English. The information is also displayed in three languages, and there is plenty to see.
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • jeffmmanila
    Berlin, Germany78 contributions
    Nicely laid out garden but in need of TLC because of quarentine. Good for about 1 to 2 hours. Free admission. Go here before Huerto del Cura or you will be underwhelmed.
    Written May 10, 2021
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  • Helvellyn2009
    Morecambe, UK542 contributions
    Seems really nice place. Right on the beach! Lovely people, very helpful and friendly too. Food good. Just reopened for season! Locals say it’s a good place to be!
    Written March 31, 2019
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  • twowardspain
    Barbarroja, Spain164 contributions
    The Spanish excel with their museums and this was no exception. It's smaller than most, but it has some very large exhibits, as one might expect and provides a good couple of hours' inspection for the enthusiast. The introductory video can be played in English and sets the scene perfectly for what you are about to see in the rest of the exhibition. Admittedly, not every single item is documented in English, but the non-Spanish speaker would only need a small degree of imagination to identify certain objects! There were no children in our group, but we could appreciate how much the size charts and the opportunities for tactile experiences would appeal to them. Staff were efficient and friendly and the entrance fee of 2 Euros, or even 1 Euro for concessions, was more than reasonable! It could be a little difficult to find, since it's not really at Calle Sant Joan 3, from a GPS point of view, but tucked in the Plaza Sant Joan, off the main road and almost looks like a shop front. Even so, well worth a visit, for all age groups.
    Written June 26, 2018
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  • Terry M
    Hamilton, Canada3,913 contributions
    Everybody needs a map at least as the palmeral is rather spread out. Person spoke good English so no translation issues. Covid protocols are in place as well.
    Written October 31, 2021
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  • Phil F
    Norwich, UK132 contributions
    There were a few restaurants arround the square but we did not eat at them. thye looked OK but did not look anything special.
    Written October 20, 2019
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  • GarethSW
    Altea, Spain1,068 contributions
    This is a small tour taking no kore than 15/20 minutes. Excellent preservation on the roof tiles and the old baths themselves. Excellent introduction from the gentleman who welcomes you. Visit the convent after for a full tour of the place.
    Written February 17, 2019
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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,838 contributions
    I had the privilege to visit the Pusol museum in a group welcomed and guided by its manager. Very interesting information about the history of the museum and the exhibition. Also, the idea of this museum is a great one. 50 years ago it started as a way to collect and preserve memories from the village, with the help of school students and now these memories are used to teach kids who, in return, are teaching their parents and the visitors.
    There are many interesting exhibits recreating the atmosphere of a not so far history. It is a real hidden gem.
    Written November 30, 2018
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  • David B
    El Barco de Avila, Spain532 contributions
    The Alcudia site is the location of the amazing Dama de Elche now in the archaeological museum in Madrid. It is a very large site and consists of an entrance building where you can watch and learn from an informative film on the history of the site and view an exhibition of some of the local finds. Once onto the extensive site you will visit the large museum with Roman, Iberian and Moorish finds as well as Roman bath houses (one with an amazingly well preserved plunge bath) houses, an early Christian basilica and the reconstruction of an Iberian temple. The site is quite wild in places and away from the central area exposed and you should allow a couple of hours to see it all.
    Written October 20, 2019
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