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It was the priest Jose Castaño Sanchez who built the gardens at the end of the 19th century. The gardens are named National Artistic Gardens. There are palm trees, bamboo, cactus, and flowers in the gardens. At several places one sees replicas of La Dama de Elche. The gardens have the custom of naming one of the trees after a famous visitor. One famous visitor in 1894 was the Empress Sissy of Austria. They named one palm tree after her and this tree is the most famous now in the garden because from the main trunk, there have grown eight new trunks. The gardens are an enjoyable place to visit.